I’d guess that one of the modules the installation system is trying to load (that’s what modprobe do) is causing the abnormal ending.
Modules are something like drivers in windows, the install program tries to load them according to the hardware signatures it detects.
During installation, at a certain point you should be able to see or control what modules are loaded, so you can identify which one is causing the problem, an then search for alternatives/fixes, or even file a bug report with the developers.
I got done the openSUSE 11.1 DVD pack installation supressing
“udevd-event[li]: ‘sbin/modeprobe’ abnormal exit”
In case of installation on HP EliteBook 8530p, you need to turn off the BIOS config. option;
“Fan Always on while on AC Power” by setting it to “Disabled”.