Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 123499
Scrambled video during install
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:01 EST
Description of problem:
After booting from DVD (md5sum OK) and selecting any install option,
linux, linux nofb, linux text and so on, the screen becomes
unreadable after "Loading linux ....."
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Booting from DVD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from DVD
2. Select any booting option
3. After "Loading....." screen becomes unreadable.
Intel PIII 750MHz
Nvidia Geforce 2 64MB
Dell Triniton Monitor
System been used for endless OS's over the years.
After loading what? Loading linux or loading something else? (Has
the blue background of the loader come up yet)? Or after "Loading
Some other line, to fast.......
After this it creates a new screen that is garbled, I can see that
something if scolling down the screen, just cant read it.
If I boot with "linux text" then after some time I can make the
outlines of a usual question box, just cant read a single letter.
If you also boot with the option "nofb" does this help ?
Using both DVD and CD's to boot from I get the same behavior.
Tried linux text , linux nofb , linux resolution=800x600 and
everything else I see in the help screens of F2, F3, F4 after the PC
boots from the DVD/CD.
I can see a difference, like when I use linux nofb the pattern of the
scrambled data I see is different, because it is ofcause displaying
different things, but I can only make out few lines, never read any
I get exactly the same problem on my test system:
AMD K6-2 450
Epox MVP4A MB with integrated Trident Blade 3D graphics controller
Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX monitor
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If this bug has not been fixed in the latest Fedora Core 2 update kernel, please
try to reproduce it under Fedora Core 3, and reopen if necessary, changing the
product version accordingly.