Description of problem:
The installer causes a complete system lockup at some random point
during the package installation process. Even the most minimal
install with X is large enough to ensure that his lockup always
occurs before installation can complete. Lockup occurs with both the
CD set and the DVD (the CD set rarely makes it to disc 2).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 1
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Select custom install from Fedora Core CDs or DVD.
2. Select packages to install.
3. Begin install.
Whole system lockup at a random point in the middle of "Installing
Packages" (This time it's frozen on installing emacs. Last time, it
froze on installing OpenOffice.org). The screen freezes and the
system stops responding to input devices. All disk activity stops.
OS installs properly.
Memory has been tested with Memtest86 (approx 10 hrs) & HDD tested
with "badblocks -w" (2 passes). No errors. APM & ACPI disabled in
BIOS, so this doesn't seem to be a powersaving-related lockup.
CPU: Athlon XP 2600+ (Barton core)
MB: Gigabyte GA-A7VAXP
MEM: 768MB PC2700 DDR
DVD: Plextor PX-708A
HDD: 10GB Quantum Fireball
Video: GeforceFX 5200 128MB
Sound: SB Live!
Does booting with 'linux allowcddma' help?
No change. Doesn't seem related to PIO/DMA.
This should be better in newer releases.