linux-ppc rpm crash & rpm control-panel

linux-ppc rpm crash & rpm control-panel

Post by dumb » Sat, 09 Jan 1999 04:00:00



        I am installing Linux-PPC on my Pmac 7300/20.
I am putting it on an external 2.1 Go HD, which I have partitionned in
order to have
linux partitions  and one 800 Mo HFS (not HFS+) to put the redhat
folder.

    I boot with a floppy to make the install... everything goes fine
until the installation of
the rpm packages. The installer *crashes* after having installed
something between 100 and
200 Mb of RPMs ; the moment it crashes and the corresponding RPM is
*not*
reproductible...

    All the installer says is " received signal 11" (sounds familiar
:-(  ) and it kills everything
until "you can now safely reboot your system"

    This problem does not seem to be realted to the kernel installed,
nor if I use Boot variables
or BootX. Also, when i install on a removable 230 Mo MO disk, I don't
have any problem.

    So : can anybody tell me the origin of this "signal 11" thing ?

    Another question : by just making a base install, I have been able
to finally install linux,
and I have manually added the X11 & KDE RPMs, but now I would like to
know what is
the name of the RPM manager that can be used through "control-panel". It
would be much
easier to add the missing packages... I have found control-panel...rpm
but not the rpm
graphical manager module.

                        Thanks in advance...

                                        Vincent

 
 
 

linux-ppc rpm crash & rpm control-panel

Post by Richard S. Lumpki » Sat, 09 Jan 1999 04:00:00



>     I boot with a floppy to make the install... everything goes fine
> until the installation of
> the rpm packages. The installer *crashes* after having installed
> something between 100 and
> 200 Mb of RPMs ; the moment it crashes and the corresponding RPM is
> *not*
> reproductible...
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

>     All the installer says is " received signal 11" (sounds familiar
> :-(  ) and it kills everything
> until "you can now safely reboot your system"

This is characteristic of a hardware problem most often bad ram, second
bad cache, least bad processor, although it happens more often on PC's
than on Mac's.

Typically the install (and compiling) are very demanding and cause
failures that are not normally seen during average load conditions.

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