"install exited abnormally" when trying to install F8 on old laptop

Bruno Rebeschini brebesch at googlemail.com
Sat Feb 23 18:32:04 UTC 2008

Hi All,

I am trying to install the new Fedora 8 XFCE spin 
on a very old laptop (see specs below)... but I have not succeeded yet.

i386 install media for this spin is not directly available, so I 
downloaded the i386 DVD and made its content available on a http server 
on my local network to start from here. Then, I still have to figure out 
how to use the kickstart file in the process to end up with the XFCE 
spin on my good old machine.

I burned the boot CD to start the network install, and provided the http 
path for anaconda to access the packages. Anaconda then starts to 
retrieve the /images/minstg2.img packages and then crashes. Here is the 
message I get:
"Running anaconda, the Fedora system installer - please wait...
install exited abnormally [1/1]"
then the systems shuts down.

I assume that my config for an http install is fine as anaconda manages 
to access the packages... but I can't figure out why it crashes.

Can anyone help please?


Toshiba Satellite 2180CDT - CPU: AMD K6 475MHz - HDD: 4GB - RAM: 192MB

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