Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12008
Long wait with empty blue screen: what's happening?
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:27:12 EDT
In both graphical and text mode installs, there's a blue text-mode screen
at the beginning that says "Welcome to RedHat Linux". Then there is a long
pause while the CD and disk are active. (Presumably we're searching for
drivers at this point, because I see a dialog briefly "Loading aic7xxx
On systems with slower CD drives, this could be quite a wait with a blank
screen, which is a little unsettling. How about a dialog "Searching for
drivers" or something during this time?
On a Compaq DeskPro PII 450MHz with 96MB memory and installing in text mode, I
got even longer waits. Changing to the F3 screen showed a number of "error"
messages when loading drivers which indicated "null path" accessing the modules.
Although the system did finally install, these was an extremely long delay as
compared to previous versions of the installer.
after the waits, does the install continue without harm, and finish
Yes, it got past that point for me. That's why I submitted this as
"enhancement"; just an idea to let users know what's going on during the long
I have a K7-650 with 128 megs of memory and an 16x scsi cdrom on an adaptec 2920
and the above described blue screen seems to take forever, at least a message
and preferrable a fix would be mucb appreciated.
*** Bug 12158 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 12073 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 12077 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Please update for beta2 ... still true.
Erik Troan posted a new boot.img for Beta-3 tonight, and I'm happy to report
that the blue screen delay went from 2 minutes to 20 seconds on my system. He's
also added an "anaconda loading, may take a while" kind of message; anaconda and
X load much more quickly now.
I'll let someone else close this, if it's felt that the new faster process
precludes the need for a dialog or progress bar... I'd still like to see one,
though, rather than a blank blue screen, no matter how short.