Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 124007
Installer fails during /sbin/loader
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:06:17 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to install FC2 on my Dell Dimension 2300. The installer
won't even start. Output below.
Fedora Core 1 was working fine on this computer
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert FC2 disc 1
2. Turn on power
3. Hit enter
Actual Results: Installer hangs. Pressing ctrl-C 'wakes up' the
computer, which then proceeds to reset
Expected Results: Installer works correctly
Last lines of output during boot:
Oops: 0000 [#1]
EIP: 0060:[<c011c77c>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202 (2.6.5-1.358)
EIP is at __request_resource+0x24/0x41
eax: 17a9f001 ebx: d71618dc ecx: c02d013c edx: c0004014
esi: e60803ff edi: e6080000 ebp: e6080000 esp: d7773ed8
ds: 007b es: 007b ss: 0068
Process loader (pid: 209, threadinfo=d7773000 task=d7a9c130)
Stack: d71618dc c02d013c d71618f8 c011ca18 d71618dc 00000400 d88a4d60
c1360c00 e6080000 c021c217 d88a4ce0 d7806e80 00000400 d88a4d60
c016e078 c1360c00 d88a6240 ffffffed 00000000 c0199196 c1360c00
[<d88d9018>] init+0x18/0x23 [ehci_hcd]
Code: 39 70 04 76 0c 89 43 14 31 c0 89 1a 89 4b 10 eb 08 8d 50 14
<6>USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
Same problem with a Dell Optiplex GX260. I was able to get the install
going by disabling some hardware in the bios.
And now to get it to boot, I've added the following options to the kernel:
Same here with a MSI Hermes 6243. I managed to drill it down to the
following in my case:
- Intel 82845G/GL graphics chip on-board
- PCI video card, Matrox G400
/sbin/loader crashes if the display goes via the PCI card. Disabling
some hardware in the BIOS (in my case the USB controller) helped but
the install screen (where you get to decide to test the CDs) had a lot
of weird characters in the background).
Yes, I've got the same with my Dell (Dimension 2300). Disabling the
USB crontroller got me to the install screen also, but the weird chars
made it difficult to continue.
I also see this on the FC3 test 1.
confirmed. this bug still exists in FC3 test1
i've opened bug 129923 to track it for FC3.
Still seeing this in the FC3 release.
What more info is needed? I see this everytime I try to install, so I
can reproduce it simply.
I'm happy to gather any needed info.
Fedora Core 2 has now reached end of life, and no further updates will be
provided by Red Hat. The Fedora legacy project will be producing further kernel
updates for security problems only.
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.