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Old 03-11-2004, 08:12 PM   #1
ifurita
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Unhappy Mandrake 10 install aborted error exited abnormally


Just downloaded the community version of Mandrake 10. And it doesn't install and reports

exited abnormally :-(
-- received signal 11
sending termination signals done
sending kill signals done
unmounting filesystems

Then it tells me I can shut down or reboot.

Anyone know how to get this to install? 9.2 installed without problems so I don't know what is going on here.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:22 PM   #2
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If you have more than one cdrom drive, switch the drive you are booting from. Mandrake can act a little funny on multi-cdrom machines.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 09:19 PM   #3
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I just have the one CDrom and when I am trying to install I have that set as the boot device.

The only thing kind of unique about my machine is that all the drives including the CD are SCSI. I thought it might have something to do with the Adaptec driver but again I don't know why it would be a problem since the previous version installed without problem.
 
Old 03-12-2004, 12:15 PM   #4
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Angry

ME TOO !!!!
I spent all day yesterday changing bios settings and anything else I could think of.
Nothing worked.

I also have only SCSI drives, including CD drive.
Intel motherboard
dual 400 P2's
2 integrated adaptec SCSI controllers

I tried every adaptec driver possible, all with the same results. It always crashes at the same general spot, loading SCSI drivers or detecting drives connected to controllers.

I don't get it.

Dave
 
Old 03-12-2004, 05:22 PM   #5
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Angry

After your message I did more experimenting to see if maybe it was the second scsi card in my system causing the problem but it wasn't.

However I have confirmed that the install is erroring out because it thinks I don't have a CDrom. Of course that is completely insane since it is running just fine from the CDrom before it hits that snag.

I've tried to boot it from a floppy but it still doesn't recognize the CDrom to continue the install. I haven't been able to convince it to just do an install from the hard drive.

So basically Mandrake 10 doesn't install.

Sadly this is just the latest in a series of problems I've had but never found resolution for ... however this is the most serious problem. Guess it is time to give up on linux and just give Bill Gates the money that was going to go to the mandrake club.

*sigh*
 
Old 03-12-2004, 08:52 PM   #6
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Don't give up hope yet my friend.
I am experimenting too, and have come up with the same results. I have installed another adaptec 29040UW PCI card I had laying around and connected the CD to it......nothing.
I tried to install using expert / alt1 kernel 2.4.X and got the same thing which is strange because thats the kernel i have installed now on 9.2.

hmmmm....

Anyway, it seems there are a bunch of people with install problems.

Oh, and I tried the boot from CD2 trick, but my CD2 does not boot at all.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:32 PM   #7
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Iwant Mandrake 10!!!

hey I've got exactly the same problem, I checked the md5 of my iso and they're all right, tried also with a floppy and second cd but still doesn't recognize anything. damn is there any reason why this do this? my mandrake 9.2 installed like a dream and now i'm stuck with mandrake 10.

If any have a clue on that let us know!
 
Old 03-14-2004, 06:38 PM   #8
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got something

ok guys I've got something go see this link :
http://www.linux-mandrake.com/en/errata.php3

It tells the two problems you've got (and I too) and how to solve them.
going to try it and then post an other reply.
 
Old 03-14-2004, 09:26 PM   #9
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No luck here at solving the problems I've been having. After it gives me that exited abnormally error and goes into shutdown it does let me do the CTRL-ALT-F2 which brings me to a blank screen but then it doesn't matter if I type in that next command "mknod /dev/sr0 c 11 0" it doesn't act like anything is happening and then it will not go back to the GUI like they claim it should when the CTRL-ALT-F7 is pressed.

Still looking kind of hopeless from here but thanks for the info it was worth the try anyway.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 09:48 AM   #10
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I've a machine with a pioneer scsi cdrom on a Aic-7880 controller (non boot capable)

I succesfully installed mdk 10 rc1 but had no success with 10 community.

The problem is in the /images/cdrom.img file.

Using it to boot I get an "no cdrom device found" message...

So I did an experiment...
I used the cdrom.img image file from 10rc1 to boot 10 community and the cdrom WAS FOUND!
Obviously I get a mismatch kernel error message after few step of installation...

I don't know how to solve the problem but now we know where the problem resides...

Try to do the same and find out if your device will be recognized...
 
Old 03-15-2004, 10:21 AM   #11
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Talking SCSI Catastrophy

Finally...............I am watching the lovely blue bars as the 10.0 installer is WORKING.

After beating my head against the wall several times, I came up with this:

1. screw the SCSI CD drive - I stole an old Creative IDE drive from a dead machine destined for the dumpster.

2. Opened the server case, disconnected embedded SCSI B cable (was controlling my CD drive)

3. Pulled the power cable from the SCSI CD drive, and hooked it to the IDE.

4. Found an old IDE cable (not really long enough).

5. Got some old Windows NT books to support the drive

6. Booted to BIOS setup, disabled the embedded controller, and enabled the IDE drive.

7. Inserted the 10.0 disk 1 and rebooted.


VOILA


Dave

I can't believe I spent two days trying to force this installer, when a five minute swap was the answer
 
Old 03-15-2004, 12:58 PM   #12
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Installed too...

ok i've been able to install mandrake 10 but it was soooo slow! damn it took like 2 hours because between each step the computer was simply doing nothing and waiting I don't know what. Now i'm able to launch mandrake and it runs smoothly except when I try to configure some things the computer start to be as laggy as the installation was... but only for the configuration window. any idea of what I could do and what is the problem?
 
Old 03-15-2004, 01:05 PM   #13
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I had this same exact problem, I was not able to install Mandrake 9.2 with my cd-burner installed (phillips). Would die when loading to memory, I tossed in a 50x plain CD-ROM. Worked like a charm.
 
Old 03-15-2004, 06:05 PM   #14
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My last attempt (a few moments ago) was to do a Hard drive install. I followed the instructions for creating the boot disk required by the HD install. And guess what? Yes that's right it somehow doesn't realize I even had a hard drive when I boot from that disk!

My guess is that they didn't put any scsi drivers on there because these clever folks are certain that SCSI doesn't exist anymore! (as is evidenced by how well their install from a SCSI CD-rom went and now installing from a SCSI HD doesn't work).

I have decided to give up completely at this point. If Mandrake can't test something as basic as installation on a SCSI system I don't think I can trust them to support my desired computer configuration.

Yeah I know I could probably borrow an IDE cd rom from somewhere but it just isn't worth it to me.

So maybe in May when they have the more stable release I'll give it another try but if that doesn't work then it is going to be time to format the hard disk and put another operating system on there (OS/2 worked quite well and I wouldn't have to put any evil Microsoft stuff on there that way
 
Old 03-18-2004, 10:42 AM   #15
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Don't give up now......

There ARE SCSI drivers on the disk, in fact the Adaptec AHA/AIC or whatever the name is, is exactly the same driver that was on the 9.2 install. I am not a hardware or software engineer, but I can tell you that it will work if you slap an old IDE CD drive in there. Hey.....the one I used was real JUNK, and slow as dirt, but you know what- I am loving 2.6 kernel, and the new KDE interface.

Dave
 
  


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