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Bug 160474 - Installer crashes with "install exited abnormally"
Summary: Installer crashes with "install exited abnormally"
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-15 12:05 UTC by Jason George
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:11 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-07-05 21:31:01 UTC

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Last Crash Result (deleted)
2005-06-15 12:08 UTC, Jason George
no flags Details

Description Jason George 2005-06-15 12:05:38 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; SV1; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
Attempting fresh install of FC4 on the following machine:

AMD K6-2 500MHz
64K L1 Cache
192M Memory
vt82c597 Chipset

I've tried installing multiple times, all resulting in a crash to prompt with "install exited abnormally"  I've also tried installing in text mode, ide=nodma, noacpi... all with the same result.  Given the information I have to go on I'm not even sure how to debug the problem.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot with FC4 Disk 1
2. Start Install (in text or graphical mode)
3. Run through the full installation setup
4. Files start transferring
5. At approximately 30% completion, crash to prompt

Actual Results:  Install exited abnormally

Expected Results:  Completed installation

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jason George 2005-06-15 12:08:31 UTC
Created attachment 115471 [details]
Last Crash Result

This is a screen shot of the last crash that resulted in the most information
yet.  Installed with "linux ide=nodma text"

Comment 2 Dan Carpenter 2005-06-17 01:51:59 UTC
A kernel panic while the system is installing RPMs generally means you have a
hardware problem.  There is nothing very interesting from a kernel perspective
going on except writing to disk.

I would say run memtest86 and use 'smartctl -a /dev/hda' to check for a bad

Comment 3 Jason George 2005-06-20 12:24:16 UTC
Turns out it was indeed a hardware issue.  My CDROM appears to have been 
creating bit erorrs periodically.  Changing out the drive resulted in a 
successful install.  Thank you for the help.

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