Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75317
Installer exited abnormally
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:16 EDT
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Description of problem:
When running a boot floppy to install Redhat Linux 8.0 the installer exits
abnormally. The installer always gets past the CDROM checking. It exits at
different stages each time, although has never managed to choose packages. The
error occurs with the text and graphical installers. Sometimes an unhandled
exception occurs although I have been unable to capture the text of this.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load either graphical or text installer from boot floppy.
2. Pass checking of CDROM.
3. Installer will exit at some point before choosing packages or will freeze
when the "choose packages" screen is shown.
Actual Results: Running anaconda the RedHat Linux system installer please wait.
Traceback (most recent call last): file "/usr/bin/anaconda" line 70 in ?
import signal traceback string isys iutil time file "/usr/lib/anaconda/isys.py"
line 18 in ? import_sys import error:/lib/libresolv.so.2:cannot read file data:
is a directory
Install exited abnormally
sending termination signals done
sending kill signals done
unmounting file systems
disabling /dev/loop0/proc done
You may safely reboot.
Expected Results: Installer to continue
I am trying to install on an old Pentium 100MHz. It has an 8 speed CDROM drive.
2 harddisks, a 1GB & a 1.6GB. 48MB RAM, 4 * 72 pin SIMS (2* 4MB, 2* 16MB). Has
a Redhat recognises the GFX card as a Cirrus Logic card, it is based on the
motherboard. Also has a PCI sound card, PCI network card, and an ISA modem. The
machine is an old Packard Bell. I intend to use it as a router.
I forgot to mention. The install media in the CDROM is checked and passes. I
checked the iso images with md5sum before I burnt them.
This is usually a symptom of hardware problems if hte mediacheck passes. Could
you run memtest86 to verify that your memory is good?
There is currently no OS on the machine. How do I run memtest86? Can I make a
boot from the Redhat CDs? I think that the error that was occuring under the
text only install is/was a different error. The text installer seems to be ok
if I use the "specdd" command to disable the monitor probing. The graphical one
still fails though. Thanks for the help.
memtest86 is a stand-alone program which is run from a floppy; you can download
it from http://www.memtest86.com
I have tried memtest86 with all tests. No errors were reported.
I believe you will need more RAM to install 8.0.