Bug 81019 - Red Hat 7.3 install crashes - anaconda error with option to save to floppy
Summary: Red Hat 7.3 install crashes - anaconda error with option to save to floppy
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Status: CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
medium
medium
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Stephen Tweedie
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL:
Whiteboard:
Depends On:
Blocks:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
 
Reported: 2003-01-03 15:41 UTC by Robin Storch
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:49 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2003-12-17 02:27:15 UTC


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This is the file created when anaconda crashes. It says to send it to bugzilla. (55.66 KB, text/plain)
2003-01-03 15:49 UTC, Robin Storch
no flags Details

Description Robin Storch 2003-01-03 15:41:17 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.0)

Description of problem:
Install freezes and crashes when copying products to disk.  Window pops up 
saying it is an uknown anaconda bug and to report it to bugzilla.

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


How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot from RH7.3 install CD.
2.Answer all questions about hardware and products.
3.Start install. CRASH.
    

Actual Results:  Install freezes and crashes when copying products to disk.  
Window pops up saying it is an uknown anaconda bug and to report it to bugzilla.

Expected Results:  Should have installed.

Additional info:

Comment 1 Robin Storch 2003-01-03 15:50:00 UTC
Created attachment 89092 [details]
This is the file created when anaconda crashes.  It says to send it to bugzilla.

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-08 21:28:35 UTC
Looks like a kernel issue.

Comment 3 Arjan van de Ven 2003-01-08 22:22:34 UTC
<6>EXT3 FS 2.4-0.9.17, 10 Jan 2002 on ide0(3,1), internal journal
<6>EXT3-fs: mounted filesystem with ordered data mode.
<6>attempt to access beyond end of device
<6>03:01: rw=1, want=1946188912, limit=2882848

Comment 4 Stephen Tweedie 2003-01-09 15:39:07 UTC
The ext3 oops is a side-effect of a core kernel bug where the block device layer
corrupts ext3's metadata when asked to access data beyond the end of the device.
 That is fixed in later kernels.

The core problem here is the access beyond end-of-device.  That indicates some
form of disk corruption, which 99% of the time is due to hardware failure.  Are
you reformatting the partition each time you try this?  Is the exact failure
location the same every time?

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2003-12-17 02:27:15 UTC
no activity in nearly a year -> closing.



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