Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 119703
Installation of Fedora Core 1 hangs when see message "running sbin/loader"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:39 EST
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Description of problem:
Installation of Fedora Core 1 hangs when receive message
"running sbin/loader" during install
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Boot from Fedora core 1 CD built from ISO
Actual Results: Installation starts and hangs at running sbin/loader
Expected Results: Continues with installation of Fedora
I have read the bugs for this problem with earlier versions of RedHat
and they often say to start Linux install with Linux nousb (or
sometimes nofb or noacpi). None of these boot options get the install
past the attempt to load sbin/loader.
I have successfully installed on the machine that experiences the
Fedora install problem, Debian Kernel 2.2 from a minimal ISO image.
The Debian install process downloads further required packages from
the internet during installation. Debian boots correctly after the
Processor Inel P4 2.8GHz
Does booting with 'linux nopcmcia' help? Are your keyboard LEDs
flashing at this point?
booting with 'linux nopcmcia'
This gets past the "Sbin/loader hang"
Currently the machine is installing the packages from FC1 Disk1. I
have chosen "personal" installation.
I will add posting upon final outcome (success or failure) of FC1
Install attempt 1 failed at
1..2..3..4..5 X server started successfully
Install exited abnoramlly
sending termination signals
No other useful error messages
Did you verify your media using the internal mediacheck? (see
I created FC2 1.9.1 CDs, performed media check and installed from
those new CDs.
FC2 install successful.
Bug report Closed.