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Bug 124623 - Installer hangs & display grabage on screen
Installer hangs & display grabage on screen
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
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Reported: 2004-05-27 20:02 EDT by bhargava
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:06 EST (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 01:39:40 EDT
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Description bhargava 2004-05-27 20:02:36 EDT
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Description of problem:
While installing fedora core 2 rel 3 on

- Dell Precison 530 with
- 2 Xeon 1.7GHz
- 1GB RDRam
- 2x18GB Ultra160 SCSI
- ATI FireGL2 video card

I get to the boot screen and then typing linux <options> with
any options - text nousb, nofb etc - causes it to hang
after /sbin/loader init.

At that point the screen had green/black dots/grabage
 that keep scrolling...

No problems with RH 7.1 install!

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Insert CD-1, run at boot linux <options>
2. After /sbin/loader see the hang and screen garbbled

Additional info:
Comment 1 Ed Bailey 2004-05-28 09:57:09 EDT
Changing to more appropriate component...
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-01 15:42:28 EDT
This is the kernel oopsing.
Comment 3 Philippe Gauthier 2004-09-29 12:52:33 EDT
I can also reproduce this particular problem on my machine :

Dell Precision 420
Pentium III
ATI (Diamond) FireGL2 video
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 01:39:40 EDT
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.

Thank you.

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