> on installing red hat 6.2, everything worked fine.
> it was partitioned within an extended DOS partition.
> then one day i deleted the logical DOS partitions within
> the extended DOS partition (containing Linux). although
> i technically didn't touch the linux partitions, i can no longer
> access linux. kernel panic, can't open root ... something like that
> so, i figured that i would simply reinstall red hat 6.2 on the system
> this time, reorganizing the partitions so that it's no longer within
> an extended DOS partition. result: i can't neither update, nor install
> linux on my machine!
> each time i attempt to use fdisk or disk druid to reset my partitions,
> the install exits saying, "exiting install abnormally...received signal
> and then proceeds to close everything down, eject the CD, and tell
> me that my system is ready for reboot.
> can anyone tell me what signal 11 is? how to deal with it?
> how to simply erase all linux partitions and start anew?
> -robert m.
Below is from the Redhat knowledgebase. Hope it helps.
Multiple failures while loading packages
Install fails repeatedly while loading packages. Failure
different points i.e. Package 8 of ~273 (server), 40 of
~273, 137 of ~273
Also the messges are not consistant from one failure to
An example follows:
<6> Adding 72256 swap space (priority 1)
<5> ll_rw_block: device 03:05 only 1024-char blockes
<1> Unable to handle kernel NULL pointer dereference at
virt addr 000000
<1> Current -> tss.cr3 = 07fdd000, %cr3 = 07fdd000
<1> *pde = 000000000
<4> Oops: 0000
<4> CPU: 0
<4> EIP: 0010:
<4> Eflags: 00010203
VFS: Cannot open root device 08:21
Kernel panic: VFS: Unable to mount rootfs on 08:21
Objective: Configure as Internet Web Server
Symptoms of other failures:
<2> EXT2-fs error (device ide0(3,5)):
ext2_check_blocks_bitmap: Wrong free blocks count in super block, stored =
3997817, counted = 3997825
<1> Unable to handle kernel paging request at virt addr
<1> Current -> tss.cr3 = 07f10000, %cr3 = 07f10000
<1> *pde = 0000000000
<4> Oops: 0000
install exited abnormally -- received signal 11
This problem can sometimes be caused by large amopunts of
memory on the
machine. The following boot parameter passed at boot time
boot: linux mem=64M