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Bug 160667 - Installation impossible on Sony VAIO Z600
Summary: Installation impossible on Sony VAIO Z600
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 4
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2005-06-16 14:37 UTC by Duncan Innes
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:20 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2005-09-30 21:08:41 UTC
Type: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)
Screenshot of crash info (547.25 KB, image/jpeg)
2005-06-16 19:04 UTC, Duncan Innes
no flags Details

Description Duncan Innes 2005-06-16 14:37:03 UTC
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

How reproducible:
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

Actual results:
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 results:
Expected installation to run through easily - as happened with the FC3 install
directly after so that I could actually use the machine.

Additional info:
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.

Comment 1 Duncan Innes 2005-06-16 19:04:25 UTC
Created attachment 115558 [details]
Screenshot of crash info

Can't remember which screen I grabbed this from (Ctrl+Alt+F3 or Ctrl+Alt+F4).


Comment 2 Dave Jones 2005-07-07 23:22:22 UTC
could you boot with vga=791 (or vga=1 if that doesnt work), and try and get 1-2
more lines above that oops ?

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2005-07-15 21:47:45 UTC
[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

Thank you.

Comment 4 Duncan Innes 2005-09-30 19:58:42 UTC
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?

Comment 5 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 21:08:41 UTC
yes, it would have one of the errata kernels.


Comment 6 Dave Jones 2005-09-30 21:09:52 UTC
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.

Comment 7 Duncan Innes 2005-09-30 21:40:40 UTC


It's basically the original ISO's with the RPM's replaced with the latest FC4
rpm updates.

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


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