|Summary:||Installer failures and general observations|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||rehbein|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Jay Turner <jturner>|
|Status:||CLOSED RAWHIDE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2000-02-09 14:16:48 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description rehbein 1999-11-26 04:19:48 UTC
1-Installation on system 1. a.Installed on a pentium 500. Installer would crash when the video controller card selection was made. I had to select "generic vga" in order to complete the installation. After installation I ran Xconfigurator and reselected the computers video card which was a Nvidia TNT 2. Although the video card was properly recognized the installer it, linux could not be configured for the video card during the installation. b.During the installation I was using a 13 gigabyte disk that contained a win98 partition of 6 gigabytes. I wanted to use the remaining space (7 gigabytes) for linux. Although during the configuration it appeared I had created a 7 gigabyte partition, in fact a partition of only 2 gigbytes was created. Why? 2-Installation on system #2 I have been using Linux on my Toshiba 425cdt since version v5.0 of linux. Using V6.1, it is the first time I have had the installer and linux crash. a-When I attempted to perform a default installation which used the graphical model, linux would crash. I had to install using "text" mode. b-Selecting the video chip set, the installer crashed with a very long trace message. I had to complete the installation, using specifying a "generic vga" video adapter. c-After installation I ran Xconfigurator, selected the desired video chip set and graphical mode executed without incident. 3-Problem. The laptop looses time. It appears when the unit is placed in suspend mode (when the cover is closed), the system clock stops and it resumes running when the unit is restarted (the cover opened). Why?
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-09 14:16:59 UTC
The Xconfig problems that you are seeing are fixed in the latest version of the installer in RawHide. The installer creating a 2G partition when you thought that it was creating a 7G partition is probably because you chose to use that 7G partition as root. Disk Druid knows that the /boot portion of the filesystem needs to be below 1024 cylinders, which is just about where the 1024 cylinder is, so Disk Druid created the only partition that it could and still be compliant with Lilo booting. If you had created a /boot partition, then you would have been able to create a separate root partition as large as your drive would handle. As for the laptop losing time. If it is losing the same amount of time as it is suspended, then I would think that it is a hardware issue. If instead your laptop is losing the same amount of time every time that you come back from suspend, then it is probably a result of the hardware clock being set to GMT and your linux installation not being, or vice versa.