Bug 117709 - Installer hangs after opening 'vmlinuz' & 'initrd.img'
Installer hangs after opening 'vmlinuz' & 'initrd.img'
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-03-07 15:03 EST by Firas
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-03-07 18:12:20 EST
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Description Firas 2004-03-07 15:03:58 EST
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Description of problem:
When shown the initial Fedora Core (test) screen with the boot
options, I press 'enter' for a normal installation. The 'vmlinuz' and
'initrd.img' load and the screen quickly shows 'ready'  

about 2 seconds after, the screen clears showing a flashing cursor
(which flashes 3 times) and the PC restarts.

Tried as many kernel parameters, but they simply return the same thing.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
not sure

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. press enter for normal installation of Fedora

Actual Results:  PC restarts

Expected Results:  Fedora to be installed

Additional info:

PC spec:

AMD k6/2 525MHz
NVidia GeForce 2 MX

I took out all the PCI cards just in case, with the same result.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-03-07 18:12:20 EST
test1 doesn't support k6/2 class machines, please read the release notes.
Comment 2 Zhenya Semikhodski 2004-06-13 22:34:53 EDT
The same thing happens on my system which is a Pentium 4 system. 
However, this time I am using the Fedora Core 2 instead of the test 
version. I cannot therefore install Linux.
Comment 3 IT REM 2004-06-28 07:54:25 EDT
I have the same problem with Fedora core 2.
FC2 installation hangs and pc restarts right after 'loading vmlinuz' 
and 'loading initrd.img'.
I have P4 Northwood 2.8GH HT, with dual channel 400Mhz DDR (2 x 
512mb), Asus P4P800 Deluxe (latest bios), Intel 865PE chipset
SATA-HD(boot), ATA-HD, DVD-ROM- and DVD+/-RW -drives,
ATI Radeon 9600.

I have downloaded FC2 installation cd1 image twice and verified its 
checksum and it's ok.

Btw: I can install MandrakeLinux10, but not this FC2.

Is there something wrong with FC2 intallation cd1 iso-images 
initrd.img or what comes after it in installation - so maybe the 
problem is not withn initrd.img but something after it.

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