Bug 106412 - FC2 install fails miserably on a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop
FC2 install fails miserably on a Dell Inspiron 4150 laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brian Brock
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Blocks: CambridgeBlocker
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Reported: 2003-10-06 17:37 EDT by Doug Stewart
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-10-07 00:10:04 EDT
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Description Doug Stewart 2003-10-06 17:37:38 EDT
Description of problem:

An FC2 install on a Dell
Inspiron 4150 gets no further than:

running install...
running /sbin/loader
Oops: 0000
3c59x ds yenta_socket pcmcia_core keybdev hid input usb-uhci usbcore
sr_mod sd_m od scsi_mod ide-cd cdrom floppy loop nfs lockd sunrpc vfat
fat cramfs vga16fb
CPU:	0
EIP:	0060:[<c0251ffd>]	Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202


 install exited abnormally -- received signal 11

with default boot options.  If "nofb pci=off acpi=off" are passed, the following

This got me to the "Do you have a driver disk?" screen.  Upon selecting
"No", I get a metric boatload of Cyrillic characters against a blue
background, then back to the "install exited abnormally -- received
signal 11", then more Cyrillic garbage.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
anaconda 9.0.94

How reproducible:
Every time 

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot off FC2 CD.
2. Attempt install.
3. Watch anaconda crash n' burn
Actual results:

Expected results:
No crash!

Additional info:
This is occuring on a laptop which previously had RH9 installed on it successfully.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-06 18:43:45 EDT
Can you see if adding either nopcmcia or nofirewire to your boot command line
fixes it (just each separately).  Also, what's the last line on tty3?
Comment 2 Doug Stewart 2003-10-06 19:50:29 EDT
You _may_ actually be able to close this one out.  Since the boot process never
got as far as the media check, I was never able to verify the media (it mounted
just fine under my RH9 box).  I re-burned all three ISOs and have since
successfully installed FC 0.94 on said Dell laptop.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2003-10-07 00:10:04 EDT
Okay, guessing media problem since that makes some sense based on what you've said.

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