Bug 116907 - Installer hangs after 'running /sbin/loader
Summary: Installer hangs after 'running /sbin/loader
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-02-26 09:38 UTC by Ton Mol
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-10-05 16:02:54 UTC
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Description Ton Mol 2004-02-26 09:38:27 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.0 (compatible; MSIE 6.0; Windows NT 5.1; .NET 
CLR 1.1.4322)

Description of problem:
There is not much more to say about it: the system hangs. Only a cold 
boot helps by then.

I've tried to install Fedora with the same disks on a different 
system and succeeded.

I've tried 'nofb': almost the same result only the screenmode seems 
to change.

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. just startup the system with the first cdrom

Actual Results:  system halts

Expected Results:  the first screen of anaconda should appear, i guess

Additional info:

Mainboard: Elitegroup PF1 deluxe
Processor: Intel P4 2.8 GHz
Memory: 512 MB
Harddisk: Seagate Barracuda Serial Ata V - 120 gb
          Quantum Fireball 1200 MB
Sound: Creative Soundblaster Audigy LS
Graphics: Asus 9560XT/TD

Comment 1 Ton Mol 2004-02-26 10:00:38 UTC
Tried 'nousb' just now.
It got me one step further:
It got me on a screen in textmode saying:
Welcome to Fedora Core

Loading SCSI-driver
loading ata-piix driver ......

Then system hangs again

Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-02-26 20:42:55 UTC
Can you try booting with 'linux noprobe' and see which module load
causes the hang?

Comment 3 Ton Mol 2004-02-27 18:44:36 UTC
There is no difference: the system still hangs 
after 'running /sbin/loader'.
So which module causes the hang it's hard to say for me.
These are the last lines:
Anaconda installer init version 9.2 start....
mounting /proc filesystem... done
mounting /dev/pts (unix 98 pty) filesystem... done
trying to remount root filesystem read write... done
mounting /tmp as ramfs... done
running install...
running /sbin/loader
<dead cursor>

Comment 4 Bart Martens 2004-03-12 19:40:48 UTC
Changing severity from "translation" to "normal", to keep this bug
away from the translators.

Comment 5 Jeremy Katz 2004-10-05 16:02:54 UTC
This shouldn't be a problem with newer releases.

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