Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73798
Installer crasher after checking HD:s for bad blocks
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:33 EDT
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Description of problem:
After installation had terminated for n times, I added a bad block check for
all partitions (took almost 3 hours, therefore no reproducions). When check
finished, the installation crashed and prompted for a floppy to save the dump.
Tried once more with a check only for boot and swap partitions. Check finished
OK, installation started. Remains to be seen what happens next...
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.During installation, check all HD partitions to be checked for bad blocks.
Actual Results: HD check ran nicely, after which the installer crashed
(prompted for floppy to store the dump).
Expected Results: After some time I should have had a nice installation of
RedHat on my old computer...
The computer is rather old AMD K6-333. The HD is about 2 years old, 20 GB IBM
something, without any bad areas AFAIK. Motherboard is something weird, even
the manual doesn't mention the brand or manufacturer. Voodoo 4500 32Mb video
In Win98 use it was unstable as what, but that doesn't say anything...
Created attachment 75744 [details]
This error happens when a bad block is found and anaconda does not handle the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66181 ***