Bug 97433 - Cannot install Red Hat 9 (crashes)
Summary: Cannot install Red Hat 9 (crashes)
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel   
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Version: 9
Hardware: athlon
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
: 97432 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2003-06-15 18:51 UTC by Carlos Rodrigues
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:54 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-09-07 02:14:07 UTC
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Description Carlos Rodrigues 2003-06-15 18:51:19 UTC
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Description of problem:
I'm finding it impossible to install Red Hat 9 on one of the machines where I
tried to do it. The problem is that the installer keeps crashing. Sometimes it
crashes with an Oops just before loading /sbin/loader, sometimes it aborts with
signal 11 after I say to skip the media check, sometimes it crashes with an
Aieee! just before asking if I want to partition using Disk Druid. The one time
I got it 'till disk druid it gave an error saying that there was no disk device
to partition...

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put the CD1 in the CD drive
2.Boot the machine


Actual Results:  It crashes somewhere during the beginning of the instalation.

Expected Results:  It should run fine.

Additional info:

The machine in question has a Athlon 1800+ with 256Mb of RAM and an Asus A7S333
motherboard (http://www.asus.com/prog/spec.asp?m=A7S333&langs=01). The disk is a
Western Digital 40G. Additionally I already tried to use a differend HDD, update
the BIOS, change varying BIOS settings to no avail. Graphical mode and text mode
makes no difference.

On a side note I also can't install SuSE 8.2 on it (it stalls on the Partition
Check at the beginning) but Windows XP gives no problems.

Comment 1 Carlos Rodrigues 2003-06-15 18:52:58 UTC
*** Bug 97432 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-18 20:39:54 UTC
These sound like kernel interactions with your hardware issues.

Comment 3 Carlos Rodrigues 2003-06-18 22:28:00 UTC
To be honest I partially agree with that. The thing is the installer crashes
more often that I get "Oops"es or "Aiee"s. I can't really reproduce the problem
on demand so I reported the bug just in case it wasn't just problems with my

PS: today I tried running knoppix 3.2 on it and it worked fine.

Comment 4 Alan Cox 2003-06-22 17:54:33 UTC
Sounds like hardware. Does the board pass memtest86 ?

Comment 5 Carlos Rodrigues 2003-06-22 21:18:34 UTC
I only ran memtest86 for a couple of minutes but it gave no errors.

Comment 6 Carlos Rodrigues 2003-09-07 02:14:07 UTC
I tried to install Windows 2K on it and it threw a blue screen at me. Then I had
the motherboard replaced by an Asus A7V8X and all is ok now. As the only
variable here is the motherboard I conclude that the old board was faulty (as I
didn't find any other reports of problems with similar boards and it isn't like
they are rare).

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