Install aborts (signal 8) when partitioning a large drive

Install aborts (signal 8) when partitioning a large drive

Post by Gary Helbi » Sun, 31 Dec 1899 09:00:00


I'm trying to install a large (20G) drive (IBM DJNA-352030).

RedHat 5.2, booting from CD-ROM.

When I go to partition, it asks if I want to use FDISK or Disk Druid.

Whichever I choose, I get a "install exited abnormally -- received
signal 8", and install terminates.

How can I get past this problem?

I don't think it's a bios problem; the messages that zoom by during the
boot-up report it as a 19470 meg drive.



1. signal 7 aborts Linux install

I tried installing Linux ( tried all of these: RH6.1, Suse 6.3 and
Mandrake 6.1) on an AMD K6 200MHZ system that was already running
Linux. The clean install failed with a signal 7 late in the package
install phase in all cases.

I used the existing two IDE hard drives, floppy, Matrox Mystique PCI
video card, Adaptec 1510 SCSI card, keyboard, mouse and monitor from the
above system that failed and built a new system around a new
motherboard, new RAM memory, and new Celeron CPU.

Installing still fails late in the package install phase when it gets a
signal 7 (BUS ERROR).

I've got to think that the only thing left is to blame a hard drive, but
could that cause a signal 7?

If anyone has an idea on this one, please let me know.


Peter Koren

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