Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 120351
cannot boot installation kernel
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:05:09 EST
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Description of problem:
after booting the CD and seeing the isolinux welcome screen and
hitting 'enter', nothing happens. i had a similar experience when
compiling a 2.6 kernel on FC1. it turned out that if i compiled the
kernel without the VIDEO_SELECT option configured it would work fine.
the motherboard is a tyan thunder k7 s2462 and a matrox G450 AGP
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. reboot machine with test2 CD1 or boot.iso
2. get isolinux screen, hit enter to start installation
3. see messages abouting loading image
Actual Results: there is a blank screen with a underscore cursor in
the top left corner
Expected Results: anaconda to start
i found with test3 (and probably applies to test2 as well) that it
wasn't that it won't boot, i just have to wait about 2 minutes and
then it boots. maybe this will help someone. i'm not sure what's
causing the delay, but it just sits on a blank screen with the
underline cursor blinking in the top left corner.
did this get fixed for the final release ?
the hang still exists with the 2.6.6-1.435smp kernel that i believe
was just released.
did the fc3 installer work ?
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem. Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.
If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.
There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.