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Re: [K12OSN] K12LTSP 7.0 crash on install



On Wednesday 06 June 2007 12:38:51 pm Peter Scheie wrote:
> Or put the ISO files you used to create the CDs into a directory on a
> server, NFS-export that directory, boot the new machine with CD1 and
> enter 'linux askmethod' at the boot prompt, choose the NFS install
> method, and point it at the server with the ISO images.  Once you get
> the hang of this approach, all others pale.
>
> Petre
>
> informatik steinerschule-basel ch wrote:
> > Had the same problem on proliant ml570 4GB RAM, cciss raid disks:
> > crash after formatting the hard drive (working fine with k12ltsp 6)
> >
> > Anaconda backtrace showed exception in change_loop_fd which changes the
> > install image from cd 1 to a harddisk copy (to allow insertion of cd 2,3
> > ..).
> >
> > I had repeatedly the same behavour, with rc4-Version and with testing
> > version from june 1st.
> >
> > Workaround: copy images to a spare ext2 formatted hardisk partition
> > (e.g. boot with cd 1 in rescue mode, create and cd into directory /iso
> > on this partition and use dd to copy the cds, or use wget to download
> > them directly: 1.iso, 2.iso, ...).
> >
> > Then reboot with cd 1 and use tab-key to edit the grub bootloader line
> > for entry "install": add to the kernel command line:
> > method=hd://cciss/c0d1p1:/iso
> > (replace cciss/c0d1p1 by the device of your partition with the iso
> > images)
> >
> > Now, in my case, the installer worked
> > ... to show bugs with the installed system (soft lockup cpu 0...,
> > freezes)
> >
> > Christian Ostheimer
> >
> > _______________________________________________

I think it's the cd itself. I looked at it and I see what looks like a defect 
(oval shaped discoloration about 5mm in length). I'll burn another disk and 
try again. I didn't see an option to check media when installing.

Ray


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