SUMMARY: Installing Sol 2.6 x86 getting signal 8

From: Igor Kolker (
Date: Fri Mar 27 1998 - 08:22:15 CST

Thanks to Joe Garbarino for a quick reply and for pointing me to the
Intel version list:

> When I try to install Solaris 2.6 x86 I get the following:
> # suninstall
> Starting Solaris installation program...
> ---GUI runs here ---
> Exiting (caught signal 8)
> Type suninstall to restart.
> The signal 8 error happens right after I select "Entire Distribution"
> from the list, I click "Continue" and the program exits. I dont have
> any device detection problems. Has anyone ever seen this error before?

I received this error when I had a removable media device on the system
(zip drive?). I was able to get around this by putting a zip cartridge
into the drive. Probably disconnecting the drive would also work. I
think it has something to do with the sizing of the drive, it probably
is seen as zero bytes, then they end up dividing by zero, or some such

-Joe Garbarino

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