Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208141
Last modified: 2014-06-29 18:57:54 EDT
Description of problem:
When installing FC6 test 3 before the graphical part of the installation
process, parts of the displayed text gets overritten by garbage - mostly the
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
1 out of 1 times
Steps to Reproduce:
1. PXE boot FC6 test 3
2. Try to read as much/quickly as possible before display gets overwritten by
If you've done a few installs you can piece together what should be displayed in
order to continue.
Once the graphical part of the install commences, it's ok.
This is a kernel oops -- can you switch to tty2 afterwards and grab /tmp/syslog?
Created attachment 137324 [details]
I had to swap hard disks between my two laptops to install this via PXE on a
spare partition, I then swapped them back again - I can't do that again.
I've attached my current /var/log/messages above in the hope that you can
determine the problem from that - I know I saw one kernel problem there.
Feel free to query/post bug reports based on any other problems you spot in this
Two separate problems here, both a BUG(), and a lockdep trace.
The lockdep issue should be cured in 2.6.18.
The BUG looks to be a mdelay in irg context....
and in irq context
The warning printed as a result of the mdelay in an irq context isn't critical.
Are you still seeing both of these problems with the latest fc6 kernel or just
the BUG warning?
This was an installation problem with FC6 test 3 (see above) via PXE.
On a seperate install I attempted to use an update repository but the graphical
messages seemed to indicate that the FC6 core RPMS were the ones being installed.
The installation didn't complete so I had to go back to
1. Install base system - FC6 release
2. yum -y update with a locally mirrored updates repository
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