Bug 143788 - Installer says "Machine not supported" after clearing partitions in Kickstart install
Installer says "Machine not supported" after clearing partitions in Kickstart...
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Dave Jones
Brian Brock
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Reported: 2004-12-27 22:32 EST by jim wiegand
Modified: 2015-01-04 17:14 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-10-02 20:50:58 EDT
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Description jim wiegand 2004-12-27 22:32:02 EST
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Description of problem:
When doing a Kickstart install on a Syntax motherboard I get the
following message:
"You are trying to install on a machine which isn't supported by this
release of Fedora Core."
But the installation already cleared my partition table and the system
is gone.  I specified clearpart in the kickstart file.
I would expect the installer should check the architecture of the
machine before wiping the disk.
CPU info:
Vendor Id: CentaurHauls
Family: 6
Model: 7
Model Name: VIA Samuel2
Stepping: 3

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

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot FC3 disk1
2. linux ks=http://url/to/kickstart.cfg
3. bleccch

Actual Results:  Disk was wiped, install was halted

Expected Results:  Install would be halted with no changes

Additional info:

Is there any way to support this motherboard on a standard install?  I
know I am being cheap here, but FC3test3 worked just fine.
Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-02-01 22:27:42 EST
What is a "syntax motherboard"?
Comment 2 jim wiegand 2005-02-02 07:31:49 EST
Here are the specs for the motherboard:

Syntax - S8601MP - VIA Socket 370 microATX Motherboard with Audio, Video, USB
1.1, AMR, WOL and 10/100Mbps Ethernet LAN Support with integrated VIA C3 1.2Giga
Pro Processor (S452-1002) See

Further information:

Debian Sarge (i386 w/2.6 kernel) loads and runs fine.  It seems that the
architecture description on FC3 is incorrect.  In the kernel tree there are i586
and i686 specs but not i386.  
Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 14:28:13 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 4 Dave Jones 2005-10-02 20:50:58 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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