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|Summary:||installation from usb cd fails.|
|Product:||[Fedora] Fedora||Reporter:||Troels Arvin <troels>|
|Component:||kernel||Assignee:||Pete Zaitcev <zaitcev>|
|Status:||CLOSED CANTFIX||QA Contact:||Brian Brock <bbrock>|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||2005-11-19 04:05:40 EST||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description Troels Arvin 2005-08-25 06:06:49 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper: User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.7.10) Gecko/20050721 CentOS/1.0.6-1.4.1.centos4 Firefox/1.0.6 Description of problem: When trying to install FC4 on a "LEX NEO - 1GHz" system, the installer fails after the installation medium test. On terminal three, the last lines are: Loading SELinux policy from /mnt/runtime/etc/selinux/targeted/policy/policy.19. getting ready to spawn shell now On the main terminal, I get blue screen of death with a lot of output, including "Oops: 0000 [#1]", a call trace, etc. I can copy the text off the screen manually, if needed. The "Lex NEO" system contains a SV823A-4U10L motherboard with a Via C3-2 ("Nehemiah") CPU. RAM (DDR PC2700, 333 MHz, 512 MB) tested OK with memtest86. More motherboard info: http://www.lex.com.tw:8080/index1.htm The same problem appears with CentOS 4.1's installer, by the way. I carried on this way: Booted off Knoppix 4.0 (which has no problem booting on the machine) and copied a clone of an existing i686 uniprocessor CentOS 4.1 installation to the host and grubbed it. After rebooting, everything runs fine. Hypothesis: I suspect that the problem is related to bug# 120685. Is the installer's kernel different from the kernel being installed on the PC? - In that case, the installer's kernel may have to be built with less aggressive CPU optimizations. Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): How reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. Attach USB-connected DVD to PC. 2. Boot off FC4 installation DVD. 3. Proceeed by choosing language, etc. After installation medium check: BANG. Additional info:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-08-26 05:26:51 EDT
"I can copy the text off the screen manually, if needed." Please do. It's key to finding out where we crashed. If needbe, and you have one, use a digital camera to take a picture. Another trick that may be useful - booting with vga=791 gets more lines of text on the screen. The installer kernel is exactly the same as the final kernel that gets installed btw.
Comment 2 Troels Arvin 2005-08-26 07:56:27 EDT
Here are three photos of the same screen: http://dna.genome.kvl.dk/people/troels/public/bugzilla/redhat/166751/oops-shots/ The photographs were obtained after a "linux ide=nodma vga=791" boot on an FC4 installation DVD. (If I leave out the "ide=nodma" part, nothing changes. ide=nodma is just something I've gotten used to when booting on installation CDs.) By the way: I install from an USB-connected DVD. Thus, during the first part of the installation, I choose Local CDROM -> Select driver -> USB Mass Storage driver for Linux (usb-storage) Oh, and, by the way: I've just tried using the installation DVD in another host with less exotic hardware (some kind of Pentium III machine, I believe). On that machine, the installation process was able to proceed much further (before I interruped it, because I didn't really want to install FC4 on that host).
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-09-12 01:51:01 EDT
This looks familiar, though I don't have the other bugzilla # to hand. Pete, any magic usb boot parameters we can pass that may help the situation ?
Comment 4 Pete Zaitcev 2005-09-12 04:42:57 EDT
I don't think this has anything to do with USB. In other words, it's possible, but unlikely. I'm sure it should be possible to install from a borrowed CD drive to verify that (I do not suggest PXE because I'm not sure cramfs is used then, so it's not close enough scenario).
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 19:53:14 EDT
http://fedora.isphuset.no/ contains an unofficial Fedora 4.1, which may get you up and running, as it has a install kernel based on one of the errata kernels.
Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-11-10 17:02:14 EST
Mass update to all FC4 bugs: An update has been released (2.6.14-1.1637_FC4) which rebases to a new upstream kernel (22.214.171.124). As there were ~3500 changes upstream between this and the previous kernel, it's possible your bug has been fixed already. Please retest with this update, and update this bug if necessary. Thanks.