Bug 72573 - install exits abnormally /sbin/loader recieves signal 11
Summary: install exits abnormally /sbin/loader recieves signal 11
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-08-25 19:13 UTC by lewing
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-08-26 20:19:09 UTC

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Description lewing 2002-08-25 19:13:14 UTC
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Description of problem:
Trying to install 7.3 on 5 ibm thinkpad 755cse machines, the install process
exits every time when running /sbin/loader.  Error message as follows:

running /sbin/loader
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11

VC4 shows the last step as:

looking for usb controllers

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. make 7.3 install floppies
2. boot machine
3. watch installation exit

Additional info:

Comment 1 lewing 2002-08-25 22:03:30 UTC
OK, after reading some of the other bugs and lots of rebooting I can get past
the sig11 in the bootup by passing nousb (the machines have no usb at all). 
With that I can get part of the way into a network install before getting
another sig11.  It transfers over netstg1.img fine, finds the network card gain,
then VC3 reports:

* load module set done.
* looking for video cards requiring agpgart module

This doesn't seem to be the same regardless of trying a text install or passing
noprobe on the boot line.  Is there any way I can avoid probing for this hardware?

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-26 20:16:05 UTC
How much RAM does the box have?

Comment 3 lewing 2002-08-26 20:19:00 UTC

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-08-27 03:14:10 UTC
Well 32MB is the minimum supported for installs.  Sorry if you were given the
impression this would work.

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