Bug 126211 - Installer hangs during anaconda on proliant 1850r
Installer hangs during anaconda on proliant 1850r
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2004-06-17 12:09 EDT by Jason Dixon
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-11-04 09:01:13 EST
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Description Jason Dixon 2004-06-17 12:09:30 EDT
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Description of problem:
This is the same problem described in bug #97792, but I don't see that
anyone has marked it as an ongoing bug with RHEL 3.

The Proliant 1850 server will freeze during anaconda probing of the
monitor/mouse.  While the nousb option (probably, haven't tried) works
for CD installations, this is not a solution for our automated pxe/nfs
kickstart build environment.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot server into installation program.

Actual Results:  Anaconda and the server freeze at:

"Running anaconda, the Red Hat Enterprise Linux system installer -
please wait...
Probing for video card:  ATI MAch64 3D RAGE II
Probing for monitor type:  Unkown monitor"

Expected Results:  Installation should proceed smoothly.

Additional info:

I know this is a dupe of #97792, but felt it should be noted that it
still affects the current version of RHEL 3.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-17 14:10:00 EDT
nousb does work?  If it works, why doesn't it work if you're also
Comment 2 Jason Dixon 2004-06-17 14:42:57 EDT
I don't know if nousb works or not, I'm referring back to the
workaround offered up in #97792.  Our build environment is pxe/nfs
kickstart only, no CD installs here.  As far as I can can tell, there
is no way (short of hacking the ramdisk) to issue kernel boot
parameters on a pxeboot kickstart installation.  Please correct me if
I'm off-base.
Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2004-06-17 14:57:31 EDT
If you're using pxelinux, then it's trivial to do.  How else would you
add the 'ks' parameters?
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-04 09:01:13 EST
Closing due to inactivity.  Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.

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