Bug 133418 - Installer fails to start on Shuttle SN41G2
Installer fails to start on Shuttle SN41G2
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jeremy Katz
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Reported: 2004-09-23 16:57 EDT by Adam Huffman
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-02-01 21:52:31 EST
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Description Adam Huffman 2004-09-23 16:57:10 EDT
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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.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:

1. Boot from DVD
2. Select text install

Actual Results:  Installer stops at "/sbin/loader"

Expected Results:  Installation proceeds normally

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Comment 1 Adam Huffman 2004-09-23 16:58:10 EDT
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.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-24 12:03:57 EDT
Does booting with 'linux nofb' help?
Comment 3 Adam Huffman 2004-09-27 15:05:32 EDT
Just tried that, it doesn't make any difference.
Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-09-27 21:48:39 EDT
How about 'linux nofb text'?
Comment 5 Adam Huffman 2004-09-28 03:45:38 EDT
Tried both of those - it still gets stuck at the same point.
Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2004-11-22 23:34:05 EST
Does the final FC3 work any better?
Comment 7 Adam Huffman 2004-11-23 04:57:52 EST
Yes.  Without nofb, the screen is visible, but badly corrupted.

With nofb, a text mode installation proceeds without any problems.


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