Bug 77461 - Installer crashes when probing video/monitor for Cyrix MediaGX
Installer crashes when probing video/monitor for Cyrix MediaGX
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75008
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
8.0
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-11-07 09:35 EST by Chris Weber
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:48 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-11-08 08:25:54 EST
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Dump File produced for installing in text mode (33.24 KB, text/plain)
2002-11-07 09:38 EST, Chris Weber
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Description Chris Weber 2002-11-07 09:35:57 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 5.5; Windows NT 5.0)

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 
be detected.

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


How reproducible:
Always

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

Additional info:

The computer is a PowerSpec 2030 computer with a 233 MHz Cyrix MediaGX MMX 
Enhanced processor.  It has 256MB RAM.
Comment 1 Chris Weber 2002-11-07 09:38:00 EST
Created attachment 84004 [details]
Dump File produced for installing in text mode
Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-07 13:17:54 EST
I would recommend you test your media following these instructions:

http://rhlinux.redhat.com/anaconda/mediacheck.html
Comment 3 Chris Weber 2002-11-08 08:25:48 EST
All media was checked and passed.
Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-11 10:55:54 EST
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 ***
Comment 5 Chris Weber 2002-11-13 09:26:00 EST
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 
errors.

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