Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208758
anaconda displays only black screen and mousepointer
Last modified: 2008-04-24 10:09:46 EDT
Description of problem: i'm not able to install fc6test4 because in graphic mode
only black screen and mouse pointer is shown. in text mode (after
loading driver for sata) only blue screen. on my other pc graphic mode was
usable (but the installer window was in the upper left corner of display)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: every time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. booting from fc6-pre-release / test4 dvd
amd xp 2000+
nvidia geforce 5200
30gb at ide controller
40gb and 80gb at raid controller but used as ide controller
250gb at sata controller
perhaps because of harddisk configuration?
Can you switch ttys in text mode when it hangs? Are your keyboard LEDs flashing?
have no keyboard leds (wireless keyboard)
i'm able to stwitch ttys...
in tty3 the last 7 lines say:
Running anaconda script /usr/bin/anaconda
unsing only installclass _Fedora
_Fedora is only installclass, using it
Display mode = t
Method = cdrom://hdc:/mnt/source
anaconda floppy device fd0
no /tmp/fcpconfig; not configuring zfcp
in tty4 last few lines:
<6>Lock_Nolock (built...) installed
<6>JFS: nTxBlock = 4008 nTxLock = 32067
<6>SGI XFS with ACLs, security attributes, large block numbers, no debug enabled
<6>SGIXFS Quato Management subsystem
<6>device-mapper: ioctl: 4.7.0-ioctl initialised: firstname.lastname@example.org
<6>device-mapper: multipath: version 1.0.4 loaded
<6>device-mapper: multipath round-robin: version 1.0.0 loaded
<6>device-mapper: multipath emc: version 0.0.3 loaded
<5>autit(1159791429.605:3): audit_pid=655 old=0 by auid=42984967295
looks like a raid problem...
with "linux nodmraid" its all ok...
Bouncing to anaconda since this appears to be unrelated to X.
Fedora Core 5 and Fedora Core 6 are, as we're sure you've noticed, no longer
test releases. We're cleaning up the bug database and making sure important bug
reports filed against these test releases don't get lost. It would be helpful if
you could test this issue with a released version of Fedora or with the latest
development / test release. Thanks for your help and for your patience.
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There is a bug where the dmraid stuff just blocks. This bug has not been solved
yet and we are still working to fix it. However there is a work around. If
you use nodmraid, the installer will ignore/skip the dmraid stuff allowing the
install to finish. This is a workaround and does not fix the problem.
There is a long list of bugs that are filed against this problem. This bug is
one of them. We have decided to close all the related nodmraid bugs and leave
just one open that will represent all of the others. So this bug will be duped
for this reason.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 409931 ***