Red Hat 8.0 installation crashes at the very beginning - Sony VAIO PCG-GRV516G, laptop, psyche

Red Hat 8.0 installation crashes at the very beginning - Sony VAIO PCG-GRV516G, laptop, psyche

Post by bpmitt » Mon, 31 Mar 2003 04:18:07

> > The linux-sony mailing list carries this kind of information; you can visit
> > an archive at to download
> > and search the archive. You may need to experiment with passing some kernel
> > boot parameters, possibly related to the Vaio's ACPI implementation,
> > although I'm going way out on a limb there. Good luck to you.

> Thanks a lot Paul, I'm going there at once! If I find a solution I will
> post it here.
> cheers,

> Maurizio Colucci
> Please remove the uppercase letters "S,P,A,M":

I am having a same problem in installing PCQ Linux based on RedHat 8.0.
After all the steps it starts to install linux but at the last
when it its at hundred percent then it says this error...

Anaconda 74 -> Genome Canvas Critical.
:assertion 'path != NULL' failed
install exited abnormally

and after this error the system automatically restarts.

the system is ok because it installs redhat 7.1 & 7.3.
the cds are ok too as i have used another cds.

Please help me...


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