Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 117709
Installer hangs after opening 'vmlinuz' & 'initrd.img'
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:38 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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. press enter for normal installation of Fedora
Actual Results: PC restarts
Expected Results: Fedora to be installed
AMD k6/2 525MHz
NVidia GeForce 2 MX
I took out all the PCI cards just in case, with the same result.
test1 doesn't support k6/2 class machines, please read the release notes.
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.
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.