|Summary:||USB hangs machine [Installer hangs at /sbin/loader]|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||azari.geo|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Arjan van de Ven <arjanv>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:||Brock Organ <borgan>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
|Doc Text:||Story Points:||---|
|Last Closed:||2003-06-06 17:41:24 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
Description azari.geo 2001-08-21 17:53:53 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/4.78 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.6-3.1 i686) Description of problem: The installer freezes when it gets to "running /sbin/loader" I actully have this problem with every version of Red Hat I've tried to install, I managed to install SuSE on to it though. I think though, that the problem might be with usb, because with SuSE, and also with a custom system I've been working on building on it, the kernel freezes when it's loading the usb stuff. I'm using a Compaq Presario with an Athlon 1Ghz processor. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Insert boot disk and turn on computer, 2. Hit enter to start installer. 3. Watch as it stops working Actual Results: The computer appears to freeze, the cursor stops blinking, that might be normal though. Expected Results: The install program should've come up. Additional info: As I said above, this could be a usb problem
Comment 1 Brent Fox 2001-08-21 17:57:43 UTC
Try booting with 'linux nousb'. I realize that this will disable any USB devices you may have, but at least we can see if the install gets farther along the process. This may actually be a kernel bug.
Comment 2 azari.geo 2001-08-21 18:13:00 UTC
Ok, that worked :) I guess it is a usb issue then
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-08-21 20:28:33 UTC
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this before next release.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-12-14 23:49:08 UTC
This bug seems to kind of be fixed, at least a solution was found. Please refer to: http://www.cs.helsinki.fi/linux/linux-kernel/2001-40/1515.html for more information. It appears you need ACPI installed. Could a new kernel be built that has this included? Thanks!