Bug 83360 - redhat 8.0 does not install on tulip hardware (i386)
Summary: redhat 8.0 does not install on tulip hardware (i386)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 75008
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-02-03 10:50 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:50 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2006-02-21 18:51:34 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
The bug report that RedHat made during installation. (33.82 KB, text/plain)
2003-02-04 16:53 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2003-02-03 10:50:58 UTC
Description of problem:
redhat 8.0 is not installable on Tulip hardware (i386 architecture)

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
linux redhat 8.0

How reproducible:
install redhat 8.0

Steps to Reproduce:
1.install redhat 8.0 via graphical interface
2.install redhat 8.0 via 'linux text' option
Actual results:
no installation of redhat

Expected results:
redhat installed

Additional info:
a bug report was made of which a floppy was made to inform you
This is the first section of that report, inform me if you need/want the whole 
text :

Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/bin/anaconda", line 694, in ?
    intf.run(id, dispatch, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 541, in run
    self.icw.run (self.runres, configFileData)
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1145, in run
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 1056, in setup_window
  File "/usr/lib/anaconda/gui.py", line 772, in loadReleaseNotes
IOError: [Errno 5] Input/output error

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-02-03 19:37:36 UTC
You will need to attach the traceback dump produced by Anaconda when it
encounters a problem to give the developers the information necessary to make
the analysis.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-02-04 16:53:55 UTC
Created attachment 89839 [details]
The bug report that RedHat made  during installation.

Comment 3 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-02-04 17:03:39 UTC
Resolution == NOTABUG

Your traceback dump reveals that you have 1) bad media 2) a dirty lens 3) a bad
CD-ROM drive.  See below for the details:

<7>ISO 9660 Extensions: RRIP_1991A
<4>hdc: cdrom_decode_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
<4>hdc: cdrom_decode_status: error=0x30
<4>hdc: cdrom_decode_status: status=0x51 { DriveReady SeekComplete Error }
<4>hdc: cdrom_decode_status: error=0x30
<4>hdc: irq timeout: status=0xd0 { Busy }
<4>hdc: ATAPI reset complete

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-02-04 19:38:55 UTC

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

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-02-05 08:39:48 UTC
Comment on attachment 89839 [details]
The bug report that RedHat made  during installation.

The same cdrom reader was used only 1 day before, when W98 was installed. After
the failed RedHat 8.0 installations (were you can hear that the cdrom drive is
kicked around with slowly subdueing intensity), the W98 installation was again
succesfull. So the cdrom reader is not broken/dirty. I can understand the bug
report tells you otherwise (maybe redhat is more sensitive then w98 in this
matter). But I sincerely believe this is not the root cause. If you want me to
gather more info, please tell me so.

Comment 6 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-02-05 14:48:54 UTC
I'm not saying that the reader is defective.  I'm merely saying that the IDE
driver says that the device is unable to read the media (the Red Hat Linux
installation discs) properly.  Again, it could be defective media (dirty disc,
bad burn, etc.)  Also - remember that Windows 98's disc requirement is below
200M, while Red Hat Linux consumes the entire 650M available - your drive may be
able to read the first 200M of a disc without a problem, but when you attempt to
read the outer portions of the disc, it may have difficulties.

Try a different set of Red Hat Linux 8.0 media.

Comment 7 Need Real Name 2003-02-06 12:00:48 UTC
Prior to installation, the cdrom was tested on the very same system and cdrom 
drive. The media test result was ok. The failed installation is not in line 
with the mediatest result. The cdroms should be ok because they installed 
perfectly on another i386 system (newer model, other manufacturer). The tulip 
i386 system will be installed again with W98, regrettably. Thanks for prompt 

Comment 8 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-02-06 14:38:38 UTC
*shrug* Don't know what to tell you except that the IDE driver isn't inventing
those errors.  Good luck.

Comment 9 Red Hat Bugzilla 2006-02-21 18:51:34 UTC
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.

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