Bug 120351 - cannot boot installation kernel
cannot boot installation kernel
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-04-07 18:14 EDT by Jason Gilbert
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:05 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 20:43:19 EDT
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Description Jason Gilbert 2004-04-07 18:14:14 EDT
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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
graphics card.

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How reproducible:

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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Jason Gilbert 2004-05-02 18:06:22 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-06-14 20:22:16 EDT
did this get fixed for the final release ?
Comment 3 Jason Gilbert 2004-06-16 18:04:40 EDT
the hang still exists with the 2.6.6-1.435smp kernel that i believe
was just released.
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2004-12-07 00:51:05 EST
did the fc3 installer work ?
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 16:02:11 EDT
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'.

Thank you.
Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 20:43:19 EDT
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.

Thank you.

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