Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 167527
Installer reboots system almost immediately on ASUS P5WD2 motherboard
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:13 EST
Description of problem:
Starting with a completely stock set of Fedora Core 4 installation CDs, I boot
using the first CD and press Enter. The kernel is loaded and uncompressed,
then a message about initrd is printed, then the system reboots. The two lines
which are printed are both followed by lots of dots, and it's after the second
line (something about initrd) and alot of dots, that the system reboots. Takes
about 2 or 3 seconds in total from the time that I press Enter to the time of
The hardware is an ASUS P5WD2 (-Premium I believe) motherboard, and an Intel
Pentium D 3.0 Ghz processor. Serial ATA is enabled and is in use by two hard
drives and two DVD-RW drives; I would, if the install process got that far, be
attempting to install Fedora Core on the lone IDE drive in the system.
I believe that this is a kernel problem. I tried also the RedHat 9
installation CD, it also rebooted (in the same way I believe), and the RedHat
7.3 installation CD (it got much further into the kernel initialization process
but hung somewhere while detecting devices pretty far on, I think maybe in the
USB detection process).
When I get a chance I will try booting a stock Linux kernel of the latest
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot Fedora Core 4 installation CD.
2. Press Enter.
3. Hey presto, reboot.
System reboots every time.
Proceed with the kernel initialization then move on to the install process.
Motherboard: ASUS P5WD2 (-Premium)
CPU: Intel Pentium D 3.0 Ghz
SATA is enabled, and regular IDE is in use as well
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***