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Bug 126136 - Installing freezes at 'running /sbin/loader
Installing freezes at 'running /sbin/loader
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-06-16 12:15 EDT by Mika Lindman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
1 user (show)

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Last Closed: 2004-10-07 14:49:45 EDT
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Description Mika Lindman 2004-06-16 12:15:10 EDT
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Description of problem:
I'm installing from Fedora Core 2 DVD, and the installer crashes when
it says 'runnin /sbin/loader'. I've tried the following options to fix
this :
text expert nousb nofirewire noapic acpi=off apm=off nofb ide=nodma

I've also tried disabling all USB related stuff from BIOS, also played
around with other adjustments, but to no avail. I've also tried the
installation without the network adapter.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to install

Actual Results:  Installer freezes

Expected Results:  I should have been watching the screen of Anaconda

Additional info:

Asus A7M266 ( 761 N-Bridge, VIA VT82C686B S-Bridge )
AMD 1700XP
Asus V7700D ( GF2GTS, tv-out + video-in )
SBLive ( value or player.. not sure )
Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
Teac W50D DVD-RW
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-16 13:41:44 EDT
Can you switch ttys at this point?  Are the keyboard LEDs flashing?
Comment 2 Mika Lindman 2004-06-16 23:42:14 EDT
Can't switch ttys. LEDs are not flashing, can't get the installer
respond in any way.

If I haven't used acpi=off, I have to press power button for 4 sec to
shut down. If I wait around 5 mins, the system shuts down just by
clicking the power button.
Comment 3 MadMike 2004-07-10 12:26:18 EDT
I have the same problems.
I tried to install RC2 on laptop Asus M5200N with "acpi=off" from 
DVD. After message "running anaconda" installer goes to graphical 
mode and freezes with green screen.
Comment 4 Mika Lindman 2004-07-12 05:08:56 EDT
Changing SBLive to another PCI-slot fixed the problem for me.
Comment 5 MadMike 2004-07-12 05:12:03 EDT
Sorry this bug is not anaconda bug. It's wrong video configuration.

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