Bug 9137 - Installer crashes after selecting Hard Drive
Installer crashes after selecting Hard Drive
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
6.1
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Assigned To: Michael Fulbright
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Reported: 2000-02-04 23:46 EST by Alex Lepak
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-14 11:06:30 EST
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Description Alex Lepak 2000-02-04 23:46:24 EST
After botting up using the boot disk and going through the first couple
screens (text mode), it prompts me to input what hard drive the Red
Hat/RPMS and Red hat/base files are located.  Having only one hard drive I
select that one, then after a few seconds I get a message that says
"install exited abnormally--received signal 7
sending termination signals....done
sending kill signals....done
unmounting file systems.....
/tmp/hdimage
/dev/pts
/proc
You may safely reboot your system"

Please advise?
Thanks
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-14 11:06:59 EST
A signal 7 indicates that the machine ran out of RAM in performing the
operation, so I would have to say this is the problem.  The hard drive install
is a very memory intensive operation and takes quite a lot more memory than the
NFS and CDROM installations.  I would recommend one of these installation
methods if you are installing on a machine with little RAM.

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