Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 116199
installer hangs when starting /sbin/loader
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:36 EST
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Description of problem:
Installing Fedora Core 2 Test 1 fails on Toshiba Equium 7100. Core 1
is currently installed and updated to kernel 2.6.0 test 11. When the
CD is booted, it hangs after printing starting /sbin/loader. The
machine has a PIII 550 MHz and 128MB memory.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core Test1
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert CD 1 into drive
Actual Results: machine hangs
Expected Results: install process should begin
After reading 116199, I tried typing linux noprobe when starting the
install. The hang still occurs. I wasn't too hopeful, since that bug
includes a segfault and I just get a hang, but it never hurts to try...
I have the problem too, but it turns out that it's just taking a
reeeaaaaally long time (3-5 minutes?). Switch to alt-f3 to see the
log messages as they poke along.
I'm attempting to install *everything* on a brand new 2.8Ghz Pentium 4
with 1Gig of ram, 120Gig hard drive, and an e100-compatible ethernet
card on the Asus motherboard.
Oh, and when I finally get to the installation part, after the rpm
transaction is ready, it reboots (probably a segfault in the
installer). I'm trying to use ftp because I don't want to waste four
cds on this test version. I had to burn the first install cd, since
there were no floppy images in the iso. I'm booting with 'linux
Even booting to 'linux rescue' is slow as molasses in january.
Did I mention that going to the next page (clicking on next) also
takes about a minute? And while manually repartitioning it also takes
about a minute for 'edit partition' windows to go away.
The last thing that shows up in the ftp server's log is
and that's way before the segfault/reboot.
Does booting with 'linux nopcmcia' help?
Closing due to inactivity.