Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137400
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:19 EST
Description of problem: New installation hangs after
message "starting installation process ..." Disk was formatted
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. burn iso mnages for F2
2. media checks (pass)
3. installation from APARI CDROM (either custom or server)
Actual results: process hangs for > 1/2 hour. No access on CD media
Expected results: normal package installation
Hardware: Soyo P4X400 Dragen Ultra (motherboard) P4 2400Ghz 126MB
DDR400 RAM Western Digital 80gb HDD
Where does the install process hang?
After the messaage "Starting Installation Process. This may take
several minutes". The message preceeding that was "Preparing RPM
Transaction". Preceding that was "Transfering Install Image"
Does booting with 'linux ide=nodma' help?
Booting the installation CD with 'linux ide="nodma"' gave the same
A set of Redhat 9.0 CDs which had been used for a successful
installation on another machine showed the same problem.
THe HDD was removed from the original configered system above and put
into one with a Jetway P4XN4 mother board and 1.34Ghz CPU and the
installation proceeded successfully. The disk was then restored to
the original system with the Soyo P4X400 Ultra motherboard on which
it rebooted. However configuration problems with X and the PS/2 mouse
theres not really much to go on here. does this box survive a run of memtest ?
without details pointing to an actual problem, this one sounds like a hardware
By memtest do you mean the memory test on power-up? That passes.
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.