Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126882
Installer crashes (resets computer) three lines into startup process
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:45 EST
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Description of problem:
I'm trying to install Fedora Core 2 on my primary machine. After
pressing enter, I get three lines of output (they go by too quickly
for me to read), and then the screen blanks. 2 seconds later, the
keyboard lights flash, and my system resets itself.
I have tried numerous combinations of the "text", "noprobe", "skipddc"
and "nofb" flags, including all of them together. I get exactly the
same result every time.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. insert Fedora Core 2 installation CD
2. reset computer
3. wait for prompt
4. hit enter
Actual Results: Computer resets itself after three lines of output
Expected Results: Installer should have started, and allowed me to
install Fedora on my computer.
Some details about my system:
2.4 Gz Pentium 4
ASUS P4P800 motherboard (has on-board network & audio)
120GB SATA HDD
LiteON CD-RW/DVD ROM drive
Gainward graphics card (nvidia chipset)
I have also tried manipulating some of the BIOS settings including:
- enabling/disabling SATA "compatibility mode" (which affects how
many IDE busses the machine appears to have, as well as their
- enabling/disabling "hyperthreading"
Note that I was running RedHat 9 on this machine for several months
before I decided to try and upgrade to Fedora Core 2. My first attempt
at upgrading was to simply upgrade many of the packages, including the
kernel. (I used apt-rpm to do this) The new kernel panics at boot
claiming that "VFS cannot open root device". The grub configuration is
virtually identical to my RedHat 9 (2.4.20) kernel, which still does
boot, however, so I don't know what it's problem is. This failed
upgrade also removed enough of my RedHat 9 configuration that it no
longer has X or network support. So that's when I decided to try and
upgrade from CD images.
BTW, I was able to verify these CDs on a separate machine, and the
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 121819 ***
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.