Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 160667
Installation impossible on Sony VAIO Z600
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:20:16 EST
Description of problem:
Attempt installation from CD-ROM on VAIO Z600TEK
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Direct installation from the FC4 final CD's
Every installation method has failed so far
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot machine with CD 1 in CD drive
2. type "linux ide2=0x180,0x386" at prompt
3. press ahead with installation
During package installation, the machine will crash. Don't know if this is
linked to a specific package as yet as I've not been in the room when the
crashes have happened.
Expected installation to run through easily - as happened with the FC3 install
directly after so that I could actually use the machine.
I took photo's of the Ctrl+Alt+F3 and Ctrl+Alt+F4 screens after the crash. I
will attach these images once I've managed to get them downloaded from my phone.
They contained information about the Call Trace and "setting file_context_path"
I've also been unable to perform a network install on this machine as describer
in bug 158165 https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=158165
I will try a HD based install when I can, but I don't hold out much hope.
Created attachment 115558 [details]
Screenshot of crash info
Can't remember which screen I grabbed this from (Ctrl+Alt+F3 or Ctrl+Alt+F4).
could you boot with vga=791 (or vga=1 if that doesnt work), and try and get 1-2
more lines above that oops ?
[This comment has been added as a mass update for all FC4 kernel bugs.
If you have migrated this bug from an FC3 bug today, ignore this comment.]
Please retest your problem with todays 2.6.12-1.1398_FC4 update.
If your problem involved being unable to boot, or some hardware not being
detected correctly, please make sure your /etc/modprobe.conf is correct *BEFORE*
installing any kernel updates.
If in doubt, you can recreate this file using..
mv /etc/sysconfig/hwconf /etc/sysconfig/hwconf.bak
mv /etc/modprobe.conf /etc/modprobe.conf.bak
It's a long time I know, but I've managed to find time to attempt a re-install.
I did NOT use the official Fedora Core 4 CD's though. Instead I used the
recently release unofficial CD's (with all the rpm's updated to the current set).
This has fixed the problem completely.
Has the installation kernel changed perhaps?
yes, it would have one of the errata kernels.
actually, can you give me a pointer to where that can be downloaded ?
It may be useful for me to point some other bug reports at.
It's basically the original ISO's with the RPM's replaced with the latest FC4
Seemed like a good idea to update the ISO's every now and again, but the idea
has been turned down evidently.
It's clear that in this instance, however, that I would not have been able to
perform an FC4 install unless someone created an unofficial update ISO set.
Hope this helps