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Bug 73798 - Installer crasher after checking HD:s for bad blocks
Summary: Installer crasher after checking HD:s for bad blocks
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 66181
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 7.3
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-09-11 00:18 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:46 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2002-09-11 00:23:55 UTC

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Anaconda dump (deleted)
2002-09-11 00:23 UTC, Need Real Name
no flags Details

Description Need Real Name 2002-09-11 00:18:48 UTC
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Description of problem:
After installation had terminated for n times, I added a bad block check for 
all partitions (took almost 3 hours, therefore no reproducions). When check 
finished, the installation crashed and prompted for a floppy to save the dump.

Tried once more with a check only for boot and swap partitions. Check finished 
OK, installation started. Remains to be seen what happens next...

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

How reproducible:
Couldn't Reproduce

Steps to Reproduce:
1.During installation, check all HD partitions to be checked for bad blocks.

Actual Results:  HD check ran nicely, after which the installer crashed 
(prompted for floppy to store the dump).

Expected Results:  After some time I should have had a nice installation of 
RedHat on my old computer...

Additional info:

The computer is rather old AMD K6-333. The HD is about 2 years old, 20 GB IBM 
something, without any bad areas AFAIK. Motherboard is something weird, even 
the manual doesn't mention the brand or manufacturer. Voodoo 4500 32Mb video 

In Win98 use it was unstable as what, but that doesn't say anything...

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2002-09-11 00:23:49 UTC
Created attachment 75744 [details]
Anaconda dump

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-09-16 18:42:10 UTC
This error happens when a bad block is found and anaconda does not handle the
exception correctly.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 66181 ***

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