Re: FC1 works fine but unable to install FC2
From: Scot L. Harris (webid_at_cfl.rr.com)
To: Fedora List <firstname.lastname@example.org> Date: Fri, 27 Aug 2004 10:37:34 -0400
On Fri, 2004-08-27 at 09:54, Bill Kirchner wrote:
> Sent this yesterday but it didn't seem to go through:
> I am trying to install FC2 on a computer that previously was running
> FC1. I downloaded the 4 iso images, burned them to CD's, verified that
> both the iso files and ther CD's were good.
> When I run the install, I tell it to skip the mediacheck. The install
> hangs for about 30 secs and then gives me the followiing error:
> [<c028007b>] copy_to_user_tmp/+0xe0/0x10f
> Code: 0f b6 10 40 89 03 89 51 04 83 e2 0f 83 fa 08 8b 53 1c 74 12
> install exited abnormally
> <7>serio: kseriod exiting
> So....it did that about 4 times. The system would still boot into FC1
> but wouldn't run the FC2 install. I then decided to force the issue
> and deleted all the partitions on the HD. Tried the install again and
> this time it ran past the part where I told it which packages to
> include (in a custoom install) and got to the "checking dependencies"
> part when, you guessed it, install exited abnormally.
> I have now tried to run the install 11 more times and it is always
> right back at the first error message. It never even starts to run
> anaconda. I have deleted partitions, reformatted the drive and then
> deleted partitions. Nothing helps. It quites right after I tell it to
> skip the media check.
> I am learning to hate FC2 with a passion. I've never had so much
> trouble on a basic OSD install. I am seriouslu considering just using
> Sun's Java Desktop (which I own and had running on this before
> switching to fedora.).
> Any suggestions?
The following standard answers apply to these kinds of problems:
1. You need to supply some additional information including make/model
of motherboard, harddrive types, amount of memory, etc. That
information might make it possible for someone with similar hardware to
2. Always a good idea to run media check at least once. You may have
done that but you indicate you told it to skip that step.
3. Run a memory test on your machine. Similar problems have sometimes
been traced to marginal or bad memory.
4. Less likely but when you burned the CDs you may want to lower the
write speed. Burning at max speed sometimes causes problems with some
5. Read the release notes and other documentation. It may call out
specific issues with the hardware you are trying to load on.
6. Check bugzilla for your particular hardware combination or for the
specific error messages you are seeing. It may have been reported
before and a work around may be available or a fix may be listed.
7. Google for your particular error message. May not help in this case
as the error message appears to be fairly cyptic.
It does appear that you avoided the other common problem of burning the
CDS incorrectly. So that should not be an issue here.
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