Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 179368
FC4 installer crashes on Intel Coyote S3E1330 with latest bios
Last modified: 2015-01-04 17:24:46 EST
Description of problem:
Installer crashes when attempting to install FC4 on the latest BIOS version for
the Intel Developer platform S3E1330 (Coyote). The machine installed and is
currently running RHEL 3 without problems.
The message right before the kernel panic is "Couldn't find valid RAM disk". I
thought it might be a problem with bad RAM, but the machine runs memtest without
finding any errors, and it doesn't show other problems of bad memory when
running RHEL 3.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from FC4 CD.
2. Attempt install.
3. Kernel panic.
iirc, this box hit the same problem as bug i915boot
can you boot the cd, and instead of hitting return put in joifgioj or some other
junk, hit return, then when it fails to find the image called joifgioj, delete
what you typed and just hit return.
This is a mass-update to all currently open kernel bugs.
A new kernel update has been released (Version: 2.6.15-1.1830_FC4)
based upon a new upstream kernel release.
Please retest against this new kernel, as a large number of patches
go into each upstream release, possibly including changes that
may address this problem.
This bug has been placed in NEEDINFO_REPORTER state.
Due to the large volume of inactive bugs in bugzilla, if this bug is
still in this state in two weeks time, it will be closed.
Should this bug still be relevant after this period, the reporter
can reopen the bug at any time. Any other users on the Cc: list
of this bug can request that the bug be reopened by adding a
comment to the bug.
If this bug is a problem preventing you from installing the
release this version is filed against, please see bug 169613.
Closing due to lack of response.