Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126211
Installer hangs during anaconda on proliant 1850r
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:02 EST
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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.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
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 -
Probing for video card: ATI MAch64 3D RAGE II
Probing for monitor type: Unkown monitor"
Expected Results: Installation should proceed smoothly.
I know this is a dupe of #97792, but felt it should be noted that it
still affects the current version of RHEL 3.
nousb does work? If it works, why doesn't it work if you're also
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
If you're using pxelinux, then it's trivial to do. How else would you
add the 'ks' parameters?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen this bug if you have further
information to add to the report.