Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 137990
Installer fails to start with USB failure
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:11:29 EST
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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
Oops: 0000 [#1]
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:
// seveal lines skipped
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):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC2 from CD on a Dell OptiFlex GX260 (which has USB on the
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.