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Description of problem:
Redhat 8.0 installer crashed during install, asked for bug to be reported.
Ever subserviant to the machine, I obey.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Not reproduced. But RH8.0 install still crashes on my computer at various
Created attachment 90354 [details]
Dump from crashed Anaconda
Have you tested your install media?
Yup, CDs 1 to 3 tested at begining of install. All passed, but I'm getting
hold of a new set of RH disks to retest. This error has not reoccured, but
install still not succesful, at this point, all attempts progress for a while
and I am eventually greeted by something like package XXXX not found and reboot.
Is it possible that my CDs (burnt from image) are damaged/corrupted even if
they pass the media test?
STOP PRESS... as I was typing this e-mail, I finally succeded in reinstalling
RH8.0 (graphical interface; install ALL packages). After tons of crazy
attempts (including attempting to install a new BIOS and having to reinstall
the original BIOS) it worked. The only thing I can think of which was
different with the succesful install was that I changed a BIOS setting "Primary
Graphics Adapter" from PCI to AGP (my card is an AGP card). As I said, I never
reproduced the bug reported here, so the two events may be unconnected.
I have no idea if this is what made the install work, or simply if I was lucky
and the CD were read properly on that run, but if it ain't broke, don't fix it!
Probably just weirdo cd read problems. We continue to improve the handling of
those cases for every release.