Bug 76105 - Linux 8.0 won't install ncurser
Summary: Linux 8.0 won't install ncurser
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75008
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i586
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-10-16 21:15 UTC by Tom Collings
Modified: 2005-10-31 22:00 UTC (History)
0 users

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-10-24 03:27:10 UTC

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Description Tom Collings 2002-10-16 21:15:16 UTC
Description of Problem:
US Red Hat Linux 8.0 Personal (RHF0099US)

Summary of your problem:

won't install ncurses 5.2-28

Description of your problem:

PIII 866Mhz with new, 2nd 60GB hd, 256Mb ram, creative cdrom-rw, cdrom install 
does fine untl error message loading the file "ncurser..." fatal error.  States 

could be memory ( 256MB should be enough), disk space ( new empty 60GB Maxtor 
drive) or hardware.   I noted linux states on start up that the loader can not 
probe the monitor (which is a standard Samsung 17 in) the graphics adapter is a 

Geforce3 which lunix finds.  I tried the noprobe, lowres, and skipddc options 
and several combinations but it always stops installing at this same file. I 
verified the CDROM media with the provided program and it reports everytthing 
OK.  I can copy the file under dos OK.  How can I skip this file or manually 
load it or otherwise fix the problem?  Thanks

Our latest response: (from Red Hat)
Re: ncurses

Dear Sir,

This could be a possible bug with the installer, I suggest addressing this to 
our developers at our bugtracking system. You can get in touch with them 
through here:

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

linux 8.0
How Reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. run installer

Actual Results:

Expected Results:

Additional Information:

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2002-10-16 21:59:12 UTC
Could you please verify your media by following the instructions available from

Comment 2 Tom Collings 2002-10-17 04:44:32 UTC
I did verify the cdrom and the software reported PASS

Comment 3 Tom Collings 2002-10-24 03:27:03 UTC
It has been a week with no suggestions.  what is going on?  I would like to 
install linux and can't because of this problem. The only suggestion made was 
to check the cdrom which I had already done (as noted) in the original 
documentation.  How about a little help?

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-10-24 18:53:15 UTC
We have not been able to replicate this issue.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75008 ***

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