Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 126924
Installer freezes if user has an USB Zip reader
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:07:27 EST
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Description of problem:
A friend tried to install Fedora Core 2 and found that installation
froze whilke displaying "Loading usb-storage". He sent me the output
of lsusb (from another distribution) and I found he had an USB Zip reader.
I told him to poweroff the reader and this time it worked.
Perhaps it is because the reader had no Zip in it.
It is still a bug: people should be able to ibstall Fedora even if
they have usb-storage peripherals who use removable media. This bug
didn't show in FC1 or other distros with 2.4 kernels.
Since it looks like it is causing problems perhaps <b>installation</b>
kernels should have acpi and apci disabled.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Power on USB Zip reader (from Iomega)
2. Try to install FC2
Actual Results: Installation froze when trying to load usb-storage module
Expected Results: Working installation
With 2.4 kernels this machine had problems handling USB keys unless it
had acpi disabled.
did FC3 behave any better ?
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.