Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82839
Installer crashed on copying applications, received signal 11
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows 98)
Description of problem:
Running linux text, selecting server and all applications,
/ partition is 5380 MB and Boot partition is 190,
Have 96 MB system memory. 766 Mhz Celeron Processor.
After checking for bad blocks and formatting hard drive,
I get an unhandled exception and systems crashes.
I reboot, setup the same way and do not format the drives,
installer starts copying the boot image and all applications in the package.
During this the message "received signal 11" appears and
the system performs an orderly shutdown. Text on the screen
is messed up (staggered across the screen). Hard to capture errors
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Same results
Expected Results: System should finish copying file from CD-rom to install
How much swap did you create?
The swap partition is 199MB.
I would recommend trying at least 256MB of swap, or reduce the number of
packages you are trying to install.
I have reduced the number of packages to the minimum. I have increased the
swap space to 509 MB and I still get the Receive Signal 11 error.
Does Anaconda under Linux 8.0 require 128 MB of memory to run?
Can Linux 8.0 run with less that 128 MB of memory?
You can install in 128MB with 64MB of swap normally. I am starting to think
your problem is not related to the amount of memory available.
If you format the drives but do not do the bad block check, does that make a
I e-mailed Tech support and opened an action item. They sent me information
and a Web site (www.bitwizard.nl/sig11 that explains Signal 11 errors. It had
to do with memory configuration. I removed one of my memory sticks and the
installation works and the system is running fine. You can close this bug.