Bug 159049 - Installer hangs upon booting first ISO disk
Installer hangs upon booting first ISO disk
Status: CLOSED RAWHIDE
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-05-28 00:10 EDT by Jeffrey D. Yuille
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-05-30 23:00:32 EDT
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Description Jeffrey D. Yuille 2005-05-28 00:10:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Upon installation of the first ISO disk of FC4T3 on a Dell Inspiron 4000 Laptop, Anaconda fails to bring up the installation screen, which would allow me to choose my mode of installation.  Instead, the only thing I see is a checkerboard screen with funny characters.  When I attempt to reinsert the first ISO disk, I will also see a text-based mode of choices. However, I cannot make any choices because the keyboard is frozen and doesn't allow to me to make any entries. I checked the quality of the disks themselves and was able to perform the installation from them on an IBM ThinkPad T-30 Laptop and a Dell Dimension XPS T600r. Incidentally, I am using the Dell Inspiron at this moment by reinstalling FC3 on it, which works fine.  The only conclusion that I can make from this is that the Anaconda installer will not install on a Dell Inspiron.  This was the case when I burned disks for Fedora Core 4, test 1,2 and now 3.  Will this issue be corrected in the final release?   

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Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2005-05-30 23:00:32 EDT
This was a bug in syslinux 3.07 that's resolved in syslinux 3.08 (which will be
in FC4 final)

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