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Old 04-04-2004, 06:22 AM   #1
Ukin
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fedora:install exited abnormally


I've download 3 iso files and I burned them into CDs with Alcohol 120%

I used disc1 to boot up, everything run well, and I press Enter to install in graphics mode.

The three CDs all passed media check, then began to run anaconda, but something went wrong, it gave messages as follows:
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Running anaconda, the fedora core system install - please wait....
install exited abnormally
sending termination signals....done
sending kill signals...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
/mut/runtime done
disabling / dev/loop0
/proc/bus/usb done
/proc done
/dev/pts done
/tmp/ramfs done
/mnt/source done
you may safely reboot you system
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

After reboot, I try another by typing "linux text", the result was the same as previous.

my computer:
HD:20G
CPU:AMD K2-500
RAM:256MB

Can anyone give me a hand?
Thanks very much!!
 
Old 04-04-2004, 05:20 PM   #2
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I think it's the problem of anaconda in fedora installer because I just tried to install RH 9.0 without problem.
 
Old 04-05-2004, 02:39 PM   #3
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I am having the same issues. My first ISO I downloaded must not have burned properly. I downloaded it again and I just get to the test cd screen and pass the cd test, after that it just sits on the blue screen forever. I have taken everything out except the video card and set the bios to failsafe, still nothing.

Slackware and FreeBSD install effortlessly. Anyone else having issues?

maybe I will just stick with one of them and look at Fedora at a later date.
 
Old 04-12-2004, 07:16 AM   #4
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I too have this problem!
I am using the 6 Cd Fedora Core source and installitation for i586+ and installing on a Celeron 3.2Ghz with 120GB and 512 RAM. I have tried text mode graphical mode and lowres mode. They all give the message "install exited abnormally"

I have tried changing RAM, graphic card and monitor, all to no effect.
I then tried installing Redhat 9 (which worked) and then tried the upgrade again in text, graphic and lowres modes. All give the same error.

I am starting to pull my hair out with this.

Paul.
 
Old 04-19-2004, 06:58 AM   #5
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fedora install exited abnormally

This is also happening to me. Fedora boots, allows me to check the cd's for accuracy, but then halts, and gives the message "install exited abnormally" After two tries I gave up and installed my reliable SuSe 9.

But of course if anyone comes up with an answer to this exit from the install process I will try again.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 04:36 AM   #6
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Further to my post above. I searched for "install exited abnormally" + Fedora, and came across postings in Bugzilla on this same thing. Seems if you pass options at boot eg, nopcmia etc. the install goes ahead normally. I've struck this same type of bug with one of the other dists. Forget which one, but I never bothered again with it. I may be a Linux convert, but the days of me spending hours trying to "work around" bugs are long gone.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 06:59 AM   #7
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I im also getting this problem...
when i try to boot into anaconda it starts into x.. i se the curser and gray screen (1 out of 3 times the bottom third of the screen was corrupted) then about a second later it returns to text mode sporting this lovley error message:
Code:
XIO Fail IO Error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":1.0" 
after 0 requests (0 knowen processed) 
with 0 events remaining. Install exited abnormally
sending termination signals bla bla bla... it is now safe to reboot your computer.


its definitally not a problem with the media, or the image,
its a generic e55a cd drive.. at about 40 speed.
its also not a compatibility issure as beafore it loads the x server it reports that it has correctally probed my graphics card (3dfx voodo 3) and moniter (compaqu v 70)

Last edited by crm; 04-21-2004 at 07:01 AM.
 
Old 04-21-2004, 08:50 AM   #8
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1 x afternoon of reaserch larter....
<aside> did you know http://www.google.com/linux .... how cool is that</aside>

anyway:
Quote:
Name: 3Dave
Date: January 08, 2004 at 04:54:13 Pacific
Subject: Fedora Core 1 Installation Problem

Reply:
You could also try passing one or more of the following options at the boot prompt. I am unsure about fedora, but I imagine you need to type this in at the point straight after it boots the CD and says something like "hit enter to install fedora...." Try typing one of te following:
linux noapic
linux noapic EDIT typo on site.... it should reed noacpi
linux nousb
linux apm=off
linux nopcmcia
You can also combine them like:
linux noapic nousb apm=off
taken from
http://www.computing.net/linux/wwwbo...rum/24108.html

im gona go try this now....
edit:
watch this space.. . . . .

i dont want to do the installation text based... my reason being... if i cant fix the X server now... how am i going to fix it later?

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Old 04-21-2004, 01:24 PM   #9
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2 additional bits that have reached the surface:

1: the problem appears to be triggered more by 'logitech' mice... try using a different mouse to install the core.... the same problem occured when i used my spair usb mouse to attempt installation.

2: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=107730 < thats a solution should the problem happen after instalation... not much good for me tho

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Old 04-21-2004, 06:17 PM   #10
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Fi><0rd!
(sorry couldent resist)
thanks to the guys on #fedora for helping out
the fix:

for installation DO NOT use a Logitach mouse of any make

at the text prompt beafor installation starts type 'linux NOACPI'

if your problem is anything like mine, the GUI installer should start as normal after this point...
 
Old 04-22-2004, 01:53 AM   #11
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Ah, the wonders of the Linux Community. Community effort pays off. Problem appears to have been solved. I didn't have a Logitec mouse, merely an El Cheepo optical one, but it is identified in Windows as "Logitec". I will try this solution.
 
Old 04-22-2004, 01:59 AM   #12
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tell me if it works out... i got some very wierd messages during installtion (deatailed here: http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=173191)

i want to know if the two progroms are analogeous (sp?)
 
Old 04-30-2004, 08:40 PM   #13
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I have a similar problem that manifests its self in two different ways.
I use the text install

I get all the way through to were the whole thing starts to unpack and I have about 15 mins worth and about 15 mins to go and it crashes with an
" Install exited abnormally" message

I then get messages about term sigs etc and unmounting file systems

At the end I get the message it is safe to reboot.

I Ctrl Alt Delete and go right back to Bios Start up

I start the process again and do not get to the part were I can select my screen mouse key board etc and Again I get the
" Install exited abnormally" message again

Any ideas
Stuart
 
Old 05-05-2004, 10:22 AM   #14
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Fedora Core 1 Install

I was getting the same error as below when booting from Fedora Core 1 CD:

XIO Fail IO Error 104 (connection reset by peer) on X server ":1.0"
after 0 requests (0 knowen processed)
with 0 events remaining. Install exited abnormally

After an exaustive search on several forums, I found out a simple, and yet, kinda dumb solution:

When loading the X Server, before the hardware probe, unplug the serial mouse. It will detectc a No - Mouse, and ask if you want to install it manually or go to text mode. Chose to install manually, inform the configuration (mouse type and COM port). After that, the X server should start correcly. Then plug your mouse back in. That's all.

It seems like there's a bug on the redhat X Server. When the mouse is moved at the X Server initialization, it will time out. In my case, the mouse was not being moved, but it timed out anyway. So I just unplugged it, and it worked.

Hope it helps!
 
Old 05-06-2004, 02:32 PM   #15
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problem

Hi!

I had the same problem when I tried to re-install fedora core 1 on my undocked laptop. The only difference is that my laptop isn't dock'ed this time, and I had a PCMCIA wireless network card in the slot. (I also have an internal mini-pci wireless net card.

I took the PCMCIA wireless network card out, and everything magically works. Interesting...
 
  


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