Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 150927
FC3 hangs on install with no monitor
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:17:39 EST
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Description of problem:
i had RH8 installed on a headless server with no problems.
i installed a clean/fresh version of FC3 and find that the server now
hangs when i boot without a monitor. i can plugin the monitor, the
server comes up. i unplug the monitor, the server hangs.
the fact that the server worked without the monitor with RH8 indcates
that it's not a BIOS/video card issue.
trying to track this issue down via google has thus far proved
the server is an intel815 based motherboard with an onboard video.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: it appears to hang after doing the kernel install, i
think there's a line that mentions apcia (or something similar)
but the Fedora Gracphics/Install screen never appears due to the
Expected Results: I expect the boot process to complete!
Feel free to call me, I can walk you through what I'm seeing..
if this is not a bug, there should be sufficient docs to allow the
problem to be resolved. if it is a bug, there should be a fix to
does the problem go away if you remove the 'rhgb' from the boot
command line ?
(In reply to comment #1)
> does the problem go away if you remove the 'rhgb' from the boot
> command line ?
in fact, the following is my grub.conf file:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,0)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 rhgb quiet
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#b douglas added params to kernel line.. due to boot without monitor
title Fedora Core (2.6.9-1.667)
kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.9-1.667 ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 quiet text
#linux noprobe skipddc nofb vga=0
my kernel is:
[root@lserver4 ~]# uname -a
Linux lserver4 2.6.9-1.667 #1 Tue Nov 2 14:41:25 EST 2004 i686 i686 i386
i'm running an intel 815 motherboard
the boot process seems to hang after the "bios age" "fails cutoff" line.
when i plug the monitor in, it works fine, when i unplug the monitor, the
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'.
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.