Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 20457
System hangs on rebooting, caused by USB controller?
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
At the Welcome to Redhat Linux screen (text screen), I tried enter, text enter, expert enter, text expert enter but all resulted the
same. It stops at running sbin/loader.
My system is Compaq 5000 with AMD Athlon 900Mhz with 128 MB memory. It has DVD Rom and CD RW. I have 40 GB hard
disk and 20 GB 2nd hard disk.Network Card is Accton EN1207D Series PCI Fast Ethernet. The Monitor is Compaq MV740. Video
card is Nvidia vanta LT with 8 MB memory. Sound card is Soundmax Intergrated Digital audio.
I called the installation support several times. Some of the suggestion they gave me were: Take out DVD and CDRW and try with
a regular cd rom. - It didn't work. Start install with boot disk instead of CD.- It didn't work. Try a command Linux X86_serial_nr=1.
- It didn't work. Down load the update disk image and boot up with it. -The command linux updates or linux updates text does't
ask where is the update disk.
I tried version 6.1 of Redhat and it succecssfully installed. Although it didn't recognized the monitor and video card so I could use
the X window.
I tried this 7.0 on other computer and it passed through the sbin/loader and finished the installation.
It's been about 3 weeks since I bought this RedHat but I couldn't even finish installation. The support team couldn't help any more.
Please find out what went wrong with my case.
Could you try booting the installer with the commandline
linux text nousb expert
and see if it gets any farther?
The command line
linux text nousb expert
worked..... sort of.
It passed through sbin/loader and finished installation.
However, when it actually restarts into linux for the first time, it hangs at
Initializing USB Controller (usb-uhci):
My Compaq system came with USB keyboard.
My USB controller is VIA Tech 3038 PCI to USB Universal Host controller.
Ok this is a problem with the USB probing, passing to firstname.lastname@example.org who can
help you get into the installed system.
Use the same boot command to get into the system when booting.
What PCI id does your controller have? Run "lspci -v"
----Use the same boot command to get into the system when booting.
What do you mean by same boot command?
----What PCI id does your controller have? Run "lspci -v"
At the start up it hangs, so where can I run "lspci -v"?
write "linux nousb" at the lilo prompt (use Ctrl-x to get that) - this should
get your system to boot.