Description of Problem:
Dowloaded RedHat 8.0 and successfully installed on several machines. Attempted
to install it on a Supermicro 6012P-8 dual Xeon box with the Intel E7500
chipset. Install proceeds all the way up to the installation of Perl, then
claims that the installation media is corrupt or that the hard disk is full
(neither of which is true) and the install quits. Went down to my local
CompUSA and picked up a shiny new box full of RedHat 8.0 only to find the exact
same thing happens when I try to install from those disks, too.
Curiously, if I install RedHat 7.3 and upgrade it to 8.0, that seems to work
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Shove the CD in and attempt to install.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Obtain a Supermicro Superserver 6012P-8
2. Start the install of RedHat 8.0
3. Look at the monitor.
Installation fails and everyone is sad.
Installation succeeds and people can get work done.
Disabled hyperthreading at the BIOS level - had no effect
Does the media pass the mediacheck described at
http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda/mediacheck.html on the machine in question?
Yes, it passes. We tried two different sets of media, both of which
successfully install on other machines. The 7.3 -> 8.0 upgrade also
succeeded. It's not the media.
The problem is in the size of the /boot partition, which looks like it defaults
to 100 MB on all the systems that we've installed. 100 MB is big enough for
all of the other installations, but for some reason is not big enough for this
particular installation. The Perl package is quite large and the "out of
space" part of the message is what has actually occurred. We increased the
size of the /boot partition to 200 MB and the install runs just fine on the
SuperMicro Dual Xeon.
You can close this bug out.