Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126185
Installer hangs if USB cable modem is connected to computer
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:07:09 EST
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Description of problem:
When installing Fedora core 2 as a fresh install, I found that
anaconda hung at the /sbin/loader command when my USB cable modem was
connected to the PC. When I disconnected the USB modem and
reinstalled, there was no problem. I did this several times (whilst
trying to solve an unrelated disk access problem) and found it to be
Having installed Fedora core 2, if I boot up with the modem
connected, the boot process hangs during the "search for new
hardware" phase. To continue, I have to disconnect the modem and
I previously had Red Hat 9 installed, and this worked fine with my
USB cable modem.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora core 2
Steps to Reproduce:
1. connect cable modem by USB
2. try and install Fedora core 2
Actual Results: Installation hangs at /sbin/loader command
Expected Results: Installation should continue
I have the exact same problem.
Any news since opening the bug?
Any work around?
I think this is a problem with the handling of USB devices. I
personally got round the problem by connecting my modem to the
computer using a network interface card instead. Not a real solution,
but NIC cards are cheaper than grey hairs!
I was abled to do the same thing but I am using my network card for a
home network and can not live the modem an do not have a free slot
for an additionnal card. So if I andersand write boot without the
modem open an them I have to remove it an reinstall for it to work?
I wasn't able to use my cable modem at all with a USB connection
under Fedora. I could install Fedora if the modem was disconnected,
but could not subsequently boot-up if the modem was connected. I was
able to use the USB modem with the last Red Hat release however.
To get a solution, I think that someone familiar with the way that
Fedora handles USB devices needs to take a look. Sorry I'm not much
I have found that leaving the modem close while booting so that new
hardware detection does not update anything, an then starting the
modem after sign on, avery thing work fine. Is the problem with Kudzu?
I have tried this with 2 kernel version 2.6.6-1.435.2.3 and
2.6.7-1.459 with the same result.
This does not work every time. Sometime the usb server works some time
it does not ??
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.