Bug 141002 - Cannot install FC3 (installer hangs) on Tyan AMD-760 motherboard
Cannot install FC3 (installer hangs) on Tyan AMD-760 motherboard
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
athlon Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-11-27 16:11 EST by Philippe Rigault
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:13 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 21:09:38 EDT
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Description Philippe Rigault 2004-11-27 16:11:28 EST
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Description of problem:
This happens both with Fedora Core2 and Fedora Core 3 CDs.
Machine has been happily running Fedora Core 1 for just over a year (using 2.4 kernels, currently 2.4.27).

Tyan TigerMP S2460 motherboard
(AMD-760 MP chipset, IDE controller)
BIOS v1.05
Dual AthlonMP 1800+

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine with Fedora Core install CD -> Fedora start menu shows up
2. Press 'Enter' to boot Linux

Actual Results:  loads vmlinux
loads initrd.img...
Hangs immediately after that, all I get is a blinking cursor.

This has prevented me from upgrading from FC1.

Expected Results:  Boots normally to get to the install process

Additional info:

Tried the following options, without success:
Comment 1 Dave Jones 2004-11-27 16:17:03 EST
can you try initcall_debug option on FC3 ?
(make sure 'quiet' isnt also on the command line)
Comment 2 Philippe Rigault 2004-11-27 16:45:55 EST
Entered: linux initcall_debug 
Same effect:  
Loading vmlinux 
Loading initrd.img................................................. 
hangs with blinking cursor just after that 
Comment 3 Philippe Rigault 2004-11-27 20:02:21 EST
I tried to boot this box with the same 2.6 kernel as FC3 has on the CD. 
Same results: kernel hangs immediately. 
Here are the details, in case I am missing something: 
1. Downloaded kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm 
2. Build the sources this way: 
  rpm -ivh kernel-2.6.9-1.667.src.rpm 
  rpmbuild -bp kernel-2.6.spec to create patched sources 
  cp -a /usr/src/redhat/BUILD/kernel-2.6.9/linux-2.6.9 /usr/src/linux-2.6.9-FC3 
  set EXTRAVERSION = -FC3 in Makefile 
3. Configure kernel for the box and build 
  make xconfig (can send you .config upon request) 
  make modules_install, make install 
  cd /boot ; /sbin/mkinitrd /boot/initrd-2.6.9-FC3.img 2.6.9-FC3 
  update lilo (linuxFC3) 
  make sure /etc/modprobe.conf is there (generated from /etc/modules.conf) 
4. Reboot -> Hangs in 'Loading linuxFC3' 
FWIW, this FC1 box uses: 
Comment 4 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 14:58:52 EDT
An update has been released for Fedora Core 3 (kernel-2.6.12-1.1372_FC3) which
may contain a fix for your problem.   Please update to this new kernel, and
report whether or not it fixes your problem.

If you have updated to Fedora Core 4 since this bug was opened, and the problem
still occurs with the latest updates for that release, please change the version
field of this bug to 'fc4'.

Thank you.
Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 21:09:38 EDT
This bug has been automatically closed as part of a mass update.
It had been in NEEDINFO state since July 2005.
If this bug still exists in current errata kernels, please reopen this bug.

There are a large number of inactive bugs in the database, and this is the only
way to purge them.

Thank you.

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