Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 133418
Installer fails to start on Shuttle SN41G2
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:49 EST
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Description of problem:
When running a text install of FC3test 2, the installer stops at the
/sbin/loader stage and doesn't get any further. I can't run a
graphical install as the Shuttle is connected to a television and the
nv driver doesn't support TV-out.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from DVD
2. Select text install
Actual Results: Installer stops at "/sbin/loader"
Expected Results: Installation proceeds normally
The same thing happens when I try to start the installation using
diskboot.img on a USB flash disk, so I don't think that faulty media
can be to blame for this.
Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
Just tried that, it doesn't make any difference.
How about 'linux nofb text'?
Tried both of those - it still gets stuck at the same point.
Does the final FC3 work any better?
Yes. Without nofb, the screen is visible, but badly corrupted.
With nofb, a text mode installation proceeds without any problems.