Installing redhat 4.2: failure with "signal 7"

Installing redhat 4.2: failure with "signal 7"

Post by Matthew S. Warr » Sun, 16 Aug 1998 04:00:00



Hi.

I am trying to install redhat 4.2 on a Micron minitower 486/dx100.  I can
access the cd-rom and choose packages to install.  When the packages begin
to install, however, it invariably fails, giving me:

Install exited abnormally -- received signal 7

I have 8 megs of ram and 1.2 gigs of hd space.  All is partitioned for
linux native except the last 24 mb, which is linux swap.

I am stopped.  What am I doing wrong?

Thanks very much for any help you can give.

-MSW

--
Matthew S. Warren               "Nothing happens automatically."

 
 
 

Installing redhat 4.2: failure with "signal 7"

Post by Richard S. Lumpki » Wed, 19 Aug 1998 04:00:00



> Hi.

> I am trying to install redhat 4.2 on a Micron minitower 486/dx100.  I can
> access the cd-rom and choose packages to install.  When the packages begin
> to install, however, it invariably fails, giving me:

> Install exited abnormally -- received signal 7

> I have 8 megs of ram and 1.2 gigs of hd space.  All is partitioned for
> linux native except the last 24 mb, which is linux swap.

> I am stopped.  What am I doing wrong?

I was having a lot of errors on a couple of different machines, turns
out on that they had bad memory chips.  If you have a similar machine
handy do a little memory swapping and see if that clears up any
problems.

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Installing redhat 4.2: failure with "signal 7"

Post by <Still No Value Set> » Fri, 04 Sep 1998 04:00:00


If the memory is ok,  try getting RH5.0 or 5.1.  I installed 5.0 on a 486DX2-50
with 170mb of harddrive space with no problems (other than having nothing but
X11 and Netscape- but hey, that was all I needed from that computer :)  Redhat
4.2 had some problems correctly detecting some cdrom drives.  I should know, it
happened to me.

As for bad memory, Richard may be correct.  Look for something in the output
that looks like a hexadecimal memory address and look for the word ``module''.
That happens to be the earmark of bad memory.



> > Hi.

> > I am trying to install redhat 4.2 on a Micron minitower 486/dx100.  I can
> > access the cd-rom and choose packages to install.  When the packages begin
> > to install, however, it invariably fails, giving me:

> > Install exited abnormally -- received signal 7

> > I have 8 megs of ram and 1.2 gigs of hd space.  All is partitioned for
> > linux native except the last 24 mb, which is linux swap.

> > I am stopped.  What am I doing wrong?

> I was having a lot of errors on a couple of different machines, turns
> out on that they had bad memory chips.  If you have a similar machine
> handy do a little memory swapping and see if that clears up any
> problems.

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> Richard S. Lumpkin, Ph.D.                            Associate Professor
> Department of Chemistry                                     256-890-6365
> University of Alabama in Huntsville                     fax 256-890-6349
> Huntsville, AL 35899                          http://chromophore.uah.edu
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