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Bug 77393 - Install Crashes on Linux Recovery Disk creation
Summary: Install Crashes on Linux Recovery Disk creation
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda
Version: 8.0
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Brock Organ
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2002-11-06 10:12 UTC by Alec Meyman
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:48 UTC (History)
0 users

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-11-07 05:23:58 UTC

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Crash dump from installation of Linux 8.0 (deleted)
2002-11-06 10:14 UTC, Alec Meyman
no flags Details

Description Alec Meyman 2002-11-06 10:12:02 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET CLR 
1.0.3705; .NET CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
Crashed after I chose YES on Linux recovery disk creation. Received some 
kernel warning before it asked me if I want to create a recovery disk.

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

How reproducible:
Didn't try

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Begin installing Anaconda
2. Installed all the packages
3. Get some warning (didn't write down the message, sorry)
4. Get a message about recovery disk creation
5. Choose yes

Actual Results:  Crashed with option to save crash dump to floppy

Expected Results:  Should have created a Linux recovery boot floppy

Additional info:

Could be related to inability to format the floppy or selection of wrong 
combination of packages to install

Comment 1 Alec Meyman 2002-11-06 10:14:17 UTC
Created attachment 83826 [details]
Crash dump from installation of Linux 8.0

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-06 16:48:02 UTC
What processor is in this system?

Also, you need a minimum of 64M to install Red Hat Linux.

Comment 3 Alec Meyman 2002-11-06 21:44:45 UTC
This is 586/133 with 28 meg of ram system, I don't need to run GUI. The 
warning message I got right before it crashed was "No kernel packages were 
installed on your system. Your boot loader configuration will not be 
changed".  I am sure that I selected to install the boot kernel.

Comment 4 Alec Meyman 2002-11-07 05:23:49 UTC
When package dependencies are checked this message is shown after every 
package check "requires kernel which we don't have".  I chose the Server 
package configuration and then added some more packages. Why does it not 
install the kernel? Recreated this whole thing 3 times.

Comment 5 Michael Fulbright 2002-11-11 15:56:37 UTC
Minimum requirements are a Pentium class processor and 64M of RAM.

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