Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 122184
Fedora Core 2 Test 3 install CD will not boot.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:41 EST
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
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.
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.
did this get fixed for the final release ?
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.
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.