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Old 13th February 2008, 10:46 PM
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crash during install on Thinkpad laptop

I am currently trying to install the x86_64 version of Fedora 8 onto a Lenovo Thinkpad T61p. Unfortunately, the initial loader is crashing before anaconda even loads. The crash happens right after I skip the disc check, but before the line pops up saying its loading anaconda.

The disc is good as I checked both the SHA1SUM after downloading the ISO and I also did run the disc check the first time I booted the DVD and it passed. I have run memtest on the machine to check for bad RAM and it went through 3 full passes with no errors before I stopped it. So I don't believe it is bad RAM.

When the crash occurs, I get the following dump on the console, but not printed this neatly...

Code:
*** glibc detected *** /sbin/loader: corrupted double-linked list: 0x00000000009984e0 ***
======= Backtrace: =========
[0x547409]
[0x548958]
[0x406b1a]
[0x40780d]
[0x41178e]
[0x4120a7]
[0x402a19]
[0x519b09]
[0x4001e9]
======= Memory map: ========
00400000-00646000 r-xp 00000000 00:01 37	/sbin/loader
00846000-00859000 rw-p 00246000 00:01 37	/sbin/loaderxt screen
00859000-00a1f000 rw-p 00859000 00:00 0		[heap]
2aaaaaaae000-2aaaaaab1000 rw-p 2aaaaaaae000 00:00 0
2aaaac000000-2aaaac02c000 rw-p 2aaaac000000 00:00 0
2aaaac02c000-2aaab0000000 ---p 2aaaac02c000 00:00 0
7fff9a8af000-7fff9a8c4000 rw-p 7ffffffea000 00:00 0	[stack]
7fff9a9fe000-7fff9aa00000 r-xp 7fff9a9fe000 00:00 0	[vdso]
ffffffffff600000-ffffffffff601000 r-wp 00000000 00:00 0	[vsyscall]
The rest of the system is responsive, I can flip over to the other consoles and the console with the shell prompt works. But the installer itself is dead and that console is hung.

I have successfully run the i386 version of Fedora 8 on this machine as well as the i386 and x86_64 version of CentOS 5.1. I would like to run the x86_64 version of F8 to avoid needing the PAE kernel to use all 4GB of RAM that is installed.

Any ideas what is going on here and what I can do to get around this problem?

Last edited by jkfritcher; 13th February 2008 at 11:34 PM.
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Old 13th February 2008, 11:34 PM
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crash during install on Thinkpad laptop (fixed)

To follow-up my own request for help, the problem has been solved. There is a BIOS setting that controls the SATA interface which needs to be set to AHCI mode, instead of Compatibility, which is the default. I flipped the setting, and anaconda runs just fine now.

Last edited by jkfritcher; 13th February 2008 at 11:35 PM. Reason: Problem solved.
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