Bug 122184 - Fedora Core 2 Test 3 install CD will not boot.
Fedora Core 2 Test 3 install CD will not boot.
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
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Reported: 2004-05-01 13:03 EDT by Bill Perkins
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-06-15 06:19:10 EDT
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Description Bill Perkins 2004-05-01 13:03:27 EDT
Description of problem: Test 3 install hangs after loading the kernel
with a blue screen saying "Welcome to Fedora."  Problem appears to be
related to the fact that no SCSI drivers ever get loaded and as a
result the kernel cannot find either the CDROM to continue the boot
process, or the SCSI disks to which it is supposed to install.  The
system has two LSI Logic / Symbios Logic SCSI cards: an 
53c895 and a 53c875J.  The CDROM and the SCSI disks are on the 53c895.
53c875J. is used to support a MicroTek scanner.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 2 Test 3 for the i386.

How reproducible: If you have the above SCSI cards supporting a CDROM,
just try to boot from the Fedora Core 2 Test 3 disc 1 install CD.

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Do the install on a system with a 53c895 or 53c875J SCSI cards with
a SCSI CDROM and disks attached.
2. Boot the Fedora Core 2 Test 3 disc 1 install CD.
3. System will stop after loading the kernel and not loading any
NCR/Sybios drivers.
Actual results: Blue screen appearing after the kernel loads saying 
"Welcome to Fedora."

Expected results: That the init process would start Anaconda and that
the install process would proceed.

Additional info: None.
Comment 1 Jose A. Corrales 2004-05-17 09:24:07 EDT
In my case Fedora core 2 test 3 hangs before loading the kernel, just
after uncompressing it.

I have also both a SCSI card (AIC 7850) and serial ATA.

On other PC without SCSI cards, Fedora core 2 test3 boots fine.

More info: Fedora core 1 boots fine in all my PC's.
Comment 2 Dave Jones 2004-06-14 21:07:14 EDT
did this get fixed for the final release ?
Comment 3 Bill Perkins 2004-06-14 22:51:50 EDT
I installed the Fedora Core 2 (final) on two systems with NCR/Symbios
type SCSI cards supporting the CDROM and the root hard disk, and also
on a Compaq Armada M700 laptop.  All three systems had no problems
booting from the install CDROM and installing the Core 2 software. 
The laptop does not have a SCSI controller.  So yes, the problem of
booting from the install CDROM image that I had with Test 2 and Test 3
appears to have been resolved.
Comment 4 Jose A. Corrales 2004-06-30 13:27:01 EDT
Not for me.

I got a different behaviour. Now the PC reboots automatically. It
happens also after uncompressing the kernel.

I've tested both the disk 1 and the rescue disk w/o success (on other
PC's they are going fine).

So I must continue using the Fedora Core 1 which boots fine.

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