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Bug 82628

Summary: Installer crashes after copying all files (kernel oops)
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: Need Real Name <drovar>
Component: kernelAssignee: Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>
Status: CLOSED WONTFIX QA Contact: Brian Brock <bbrock>
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Priority: medium    
Version: 8.0CC: michael
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Hardware: i686   
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Description Need Real Name 2003-01-24 06:07:45 UTC
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Description of problem:
After several tries in both graphic and text mode I've had the Redhat 8.0 
installer crash at the same point each time. After loading the last file the 
installer simply crashes.

In graphics mode I get a bunch of errors about the 'gnome canvas' while in 
text mode I get a kernel bug error. I haven't been able as yet to retrieve the 
install logs. I will post them if I can.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install in text or graphics mode

Actual Results:  Installer crashes with either "gnome canvas" or "kernel 
error" error messages

Expected Results:  I believe the installer should at this point be doing X 

Additional info:

P3 system with 512 megs
Geoforce 3 video
ViewSonic A90f monitor

I found that the 8.1 beta installed sucessfully however the fonts weren't very 
good so I'm still attempting 8.0.

Comment 1 Michael Lee Yohe 2003-01-27 15:49:01 UTC
Many people report a slew of Gnome Canvas errors - this is usually due to bad
media.  Did you run mediacheck on all three discs?  Please provide the traceback
information Anaconda generates when it encounters a problem.

Comment 2 Need Real Name 2003-01-27 16:17:33 UTC
Yes, I did a mediacheck on all three discs. I also downloaded new files, 
burned them onto new discs and mediachecked those as well.

How do I go about providing the traceback information?

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-27 17:03:24 UTC
The gnomecanvas errors are harmless warnings that we were not able to remove
before the final release.  They are ALWAYS present on GUI installs and do not
reflect any real problems.

I think the oops you get from the text mode install will be the most useful
thing to have. I'm guessing you are oopsing in graphics mode as well.

Comment 4 Need Real Name 2003-01-27 17:42:38 UTC
Yes it crashes in both modes at the same point. It appears to get about 3/4 of 
the way through the post install configuration (only see that screen for a 
split second) before crashing. I'll attempt another text install but I don't 
know how to provide the error messages except copying them down by hand.

Also back when the 8.0 beta was released I submitted a bug report wherein the 
installer was locking up hard at the post install configuration, at the same 
point where the 8.0 install is crashing.

Finally I am able to install Redhat 7.3 and then upgrade successfully to 8.0. 
It just doesn't work with a fresh install.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2003-01-30 20:44:26 UTC
Reassigning to kernel component.

Comment 6 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:26 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
and if you believe this bug is interesting to them, please report the problem in
the bug tracker at: