Bug 99563 - install hangs or crashes at start of package installation
Summary: install hangs or crashes at start of package installation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-07-21 21:10 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:55 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-16 01:03:10 UTC

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Description Need Real Name 2003-07-21 21:10:34 UTC
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Description of problem:
installing from previously tested cd's on a Thinkpad T21 (128M) to dual-boot
with w2k, custom install with everything, have tried graphic and text modes,
have tried alone and together, the options mem=64M, nodma, and nousb... but I
can't get past the point where the package installation starts. Once or twice it
just hung there, once I got a bug report which I sadly didn't write down, but
generally it just crashes and the only clue I can see on the screen is "install
exited abnormally -- received signal 11" 

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from cd #1. Start graphic or text-based installation.
2. Accept most of the defaults, partition manually or automatically, choose
Everything for the package selection.
3. Watch it crash after setting up RPM and preparing to install the packages,
just when the first package name comes up.

Actual Results:  install fails

Expected Results:  packages should install

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-29 20:36:11 UTC
You will need more than 64M to install successfully, is there a reason you need
to use that command line argument?

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-07-31 02:37:00 UTC
When the install kept failing, I tried to find a solution, and those command
line arguments were suggested to someone else in a discussion group. I did also
try a text installation with no arguments, but no luck.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-08-05 20:34:07 UTC
I would recommend you try Red Hat Linux 9 as it has numerous enhancements and
fixes over 8. The problem you are having is not one we're experienced.  We do
not have the laptop in questin to duplicate the problem.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-16 01:03:10 UTC
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen if you have any further information to
add to this bug report

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