Bug 187264 - Anaconda fails to start GUI
Anaconda fails to start GUI
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
i686 Linux
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2006-03-29 12:45 EST by GeoffLeach
Modified: 2008-04-04 10:59 EDT (History)
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Description GeoffLeach 2006-03-29 12:45:03 EST
Description of problem:
After loading the correct drivers and starting Anaconda, the process stalls. 
In the case of the X-based process, I have the X cursor, which moves with the 
mouse. On a text install, just a blue screen.

The DVD has passed mediacheck. The system config (which runs FC4) includes a 
dual-Opteron 240 AccelerTech 2082 MB, lots of mem, dual SATA disks with a 
Promise controller and no RAID enabled. All non-essential devices have been 

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:
every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1.boot from FC5 DVD
2.hit <return> at start screen
Actual results:
process stops with X cursor

Expected results:
installation continues

Additional info:
Comment 1 GeoffLeach 2006-03-29 19:06:05 EST
Alt-Fn (n = 1, 2, 3, ...) results in no change.
Ctrl-Alt-Del kills the X server, and we see these messages:
X-server started successfully
Starting graphical installation
Application mini-wm lost its connection to display :1.0:
Comment 2 GeoffLeach 2006-03-30 17:58:57 EST
Booting "linux nodmraid" alows the installation to proceed.
FWIW, I do not believe that this resolves the bug.
Comment 3 petrosyan 2008-03-13 19:32:01 EDT
Fedora Core 5 is no longer maintained. Is this bug still present in Fedora 7 or
Fedora 8?
Comment 4 Bug Zapper 2008-04-03 22:20:58 EDT
Fedora apologizes that these issues have not been resolved yet. We're
sorry it's taken so long for your bug to be properly triaged and acted
on. We appreciate the time you took to report this issue and want to
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If you're currently running a version of Fedora Core between 1 and 6,
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Comment 5 GeoffLeach 2008-04-04 10:59:46 EDT
Not reproducable in f8

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