Bug 179253 - Installer hangs one IBM Thinkpad t43 when first loading graphical or text mode installation
Summary: Installer hangs one IBM Thinkpad t43 when first loading graphical or text mod...
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 169613
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 5
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Dave Jones
QA Contact: Brian Brock
URL: IBM Thinkpad t43 hangs on first boot
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2006-01-29 06:11 UTC by Jark
Modified: 2015-01-04 22:24 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2006-02-03 19:33:06 UTC
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Description Jark 2006-01-29 06:11:44 UTC
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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):

How reproducible:

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

Additional info:

Comment 1 Jark 2006-01-29 16:41:48 UTC
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.  

Comment 2 David Cantrell 2006-01-30 15:23:33 UTC
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.

Comment 3 Dave Jones 2006-02-03 19:33:06 UTC
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 ***

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