[oclug] Fedora Core 3 install problem
Alex at Avantel
ahv at avantel.ca
Tue Feb 15 15:37:13 EST 2005
Discovered something which may help - I was frustrated with the new-fangled
Fedora stuff (eg LVM) so I tried doing a RH7.3 install. At the point where
the the loader (/sbin/loader) is installed I get a failure (doesn't happen
with Fedora) with this message
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
Which would indicate either a hardware problem or a problem with the loader sw
(it's a segmentation fault), so I turned off as much of the on-board junk
(modem, USB, etc) as I could but still the same sig 11 problem. Better check
my RAM I suppose??
Also: Just removed the new 80G disk and re-installed Fedora with an older
smaller disk and the install and boot went fine - maybe I can use the larger
disk as additional partitions (Hmmm LVM, eh?)
Now why would that 80G disk not work properly?
On February 15, 2005 02:16 pm, Matt Masse wrote:
> I have not looked through the quickie howto, please ignore any
> duplicated suggestions :-).
No problem - I'll filter for you
> 1) I would change your BIOS first, set your HD as the only bootable
> If that works, try putting back the CD and or floppy (if you use them).
No joy - same problem
> 2) Verify your IDE drive settings, (you can use the drive so that is
> probably not an issue)
It's set to be the master disk with the CD a secondary - I've also tried
making them both masters on the 2 controllers - no difference
> 3) Boot with a bootable linux CD (whichever), I would use the Gentoo
> Live CD (minimal). And do a fdisk /dev/hda
> Check if the proper partition is set active (usually /dev/hda1)
Yup, done that - all looks OK, even tried changing it and changing it back
after a re-boot. No difference, same problem
> 4) Try removing your CD-rom from the computer, in case it is doing
> something funny on the IDE bus (doubtful, but can't hurt to check).
Done that too - actually just disconnected it from the power & controller.
But same problem.
> Matt Masse
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