Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 16012
unable to do a hard drive install with RC1
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:57 EDT
I am unable to do a hard drive install with RC1. This is on a Dell
Inspiron 7000 machine with a Celeron 466 and 128 MB of RAM. I have tried
booting using both boot.img and pcmcia.img. I am able to select the
language, keyboard type, installation type, and partition/directory
holding the installation files. All of this works without a problem.
However, after I select the partition/directory holding Red Hat and
messages flash by that ramdisk images are being loaded and anaconda is
starting I then get a screen welcoming to Red Hat Linux. I am unable to
proceed on this screen--the machine is completely locked up and I have
to do a hard reset to regain control of the system.
NOTE: Because my DSL connection is down I am having problems getting e-
mail. Please send all e-mail regarding this issue to email@example.com in
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Winston Gold-release
This really sounds like a particular problem to your hardware - we have
routinely done hard drive installs
as part of our testing routine and haven't experienced any hard lockups.
Do the FTP or CDROM methods fail similarly?
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 15386 ***
I realize this was closed as a duplicate of another bug. I have found some
1st: the machine is an Inspiron 7500 ; I apologize for the typo
2nd: the problem only appears to happen when the machine is plugged into the
3rd: I discovered the same problem with 6.2 when using the updated boot disks
4th: it appears to be a timing problem of some sort; once I selected the
keyboard immediately and was taken to the next screen where the lock occurred
5th: it doesn't appear to be a hard drive install-related problem; I had the
problem when doing a text-install from a 6.2 CD as well
I chose to reopen this as I'm not sure it is the same problem as the other bug.
If it is, please feel free to close it again.
If you suspend and unsuspend the machine when it is in locked state, can you
Closing due to inactivity.