Bug 137990 - Installer fails to start with USB failure
Summary: Installer fails to start with USB failure
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 2
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-03 17:29 UTC by Eric Scharff
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:11 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-04-16 04:42:05 UTC
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Description Eric Scharff 2004-11-03 17:29:59 UTC
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Description of problem:
I have a rather-standard-configured Dell OptiFlex GX260 on which I've
been happily using Fedora Core 1 for many months.  I recently attempted
to upgrade to Fedora Core 2, but cannot run the installer.

When the kernel boots, The system gets as far as

running install...
running /sbin/loader

and then

Oops: 0000 [#1]
CPU:    0
EIP:    0060:[<c011c77c>]    Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202 (2.6.5-1.358)
EIP is at __request_resource+0x24/0x41

More stack trace follows, excerpted below:

Call Trace:
 [<c011ca18>] __request_region+0x56/0x79
 [<c021c216>] usb_hcd_pci_probe+0xc6/0x3bd
 [<c016e078>] create_dir+0x76/0x8d
 [<c0199196>] pci_device_probe_static+0x2a/0x3d
   // seveal lines skipped
 [<c0287147>] syscallo_call+0x7/0xb
 [<c028007b>] copy_to_user_tmpl+0xe0/0x10f

Code: 39 70 04 76 0c 89 43 14 31 c0 89 1a 89 4b 10 eb 08 8d 50 14
 <6>USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2

The problem appears to have something to do with the USB controller.

Note that if, in the BIOS (Rev A08 - I upgraded to the most recent
firmware) I disable the USB controller completely, the installation
gets farther (I can get to the text-mode media check) but then a few
lines of text show up in garbage characters and installation again halts.

I tried "linux text", "linux noprobe" to no avail.

The media is fine - the media passes a check on a different computer,
which also gets further in the installation.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC2 from CD on a Dell OptiFlex GX260 (which has USB on the

Additional info:

Comment 1 Dave Jones 2005-04-16 04:42:05 UTC
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.

Thank you.

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