Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179253
Installer hangs one IBM Thinkpad t43 when first loading graphical or text mode installation
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:24:38 EST
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Description of problem:
Either graphical or test mode installation the blue screen shows up for Fedora Installer but then seems to freeze without text to prompt an action. Using Fedora Core 5 test 2 DVD Iso. SHA1 sum is correct.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put in DVD
2.Load and either hit enter for Graphical or linux text for text mode
3.Anaconda freezes after first module loads and no text besides the header is seen
Actual Results: Anaconda freezes on the blue install screen
Expected Results: It would continue installing
I downloaded and tried the boot.iso and the same thing happened. I have a
pentium M 1.83 Ghz processor, and a sata drive I believe. The graphics card is
an ATI X300.
The problem is most likely caused by the SATA-PATA bridge in the T43. If the
ahci driver is loaded, the optical disk becomes unusable. The solution found
here was to boot with nostorage and then select the ata_piix driver from the list.
Other users have reported booting with 'ide1=noprobe libata.atapi_enabled=1'
kernel options and not passing nostorage and things work fine.
Try those options with a rawhide iso.
failing that, try the updated community-created FC4.2 iso's linked to in the bug
I'm about to dupe this against.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 169613 ***