Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 77461
Installer crashes when probing video/monitor for Cyrix MediaGX
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:48:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
When installing in regular graphic, lowres graphic, and also in text mode the
installer crashes at the point where the video/monitor/mouse is attempting to
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Start installation
2. At boot prompt, hit <ENTER>, or type linux lowres and then hit <ENTER>, or
type linux text and then hit <ENTER>
3. System will crash at video probing of the installation.
Actual Results: Installation fails
Expected Results: Successfull installation since RedHat 8.0 is supposed to
support the Cyrix Media GX
The computer is a PowerSpec 2030 computer with a 233 MHz Cyrix MediaGX MMX
Enhanced processor. It has 256MB RAM.
Created attachment 84004 [details]
Dump File produced for installing in text mode
I would recommend you test your media following these instructions:
All media was checked and passed.
As mentioned on the page I referred to, passing mediacheck is not always an
indication the media is suitable for installation. The error you are seeing is
indicative of when python sources were not cleanly loaded from a CD.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 75008 ***
I guess then that if that is the best solution you can provide, it appears that
RedHat is headed the way of Microsoft and it is time to find a distribution and
a company that cares. I remade the disk 1 from 3 different ISOs from 3
different mirror sites and using a burn rate of 2x to ensure that there would
be no problems. All are defective in that they produce some sort of anaconda