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Description of problem:
When booting from the FC cd 1 (or from a cd created from boot.iso) on
a dual-pentium III (2x P III, 1 GHz) machine, just after the stage
where the kernel is uncompressed and initrd loaded, there is an
endless stream of messages that scroll by to quick to read (and as far
as I know, no way to record the messages).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot from FC1 cd1 or boot.iso
Actual Results: lits of error messages scrolling by until reset is
Expected Results: kernel boot, followed by anaconda installer
BTW: booting using cd1 of RedHat 9 or RHEL 3 works just fine, as did
the previously installed RedHat 7.1
What type of messages? If you attach a serial console, can you
I'm sorry, I don't have a serial console. Any other ways to capture
the kernel boot messages?
Digital camera? Paper? :)
I finally found the time to get back to this machine (hey, I had too,
now that RH 9 is no longer supported). It helped to boot with a couple
of kernel options like acpi=off apm=off noapic.
So the bug must have been relevant to this one machine only with its
specific set of bios settings. As far as I'm concerned it can be