Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 209045
FC6 Pre Release Installation Doesn't Proceed on Dell Inspiron E1405
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:45 EST
Description of problem:
When I try to install Fedora Core 6 Pre Release on Dell Inspiron E1405, it stops
on the 'Network Configuration for eth0' section. Nothing happens when I click
[OK] button on that page and I can't proceed from there. I did this in text mode
because graphical mode failed to start.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora Core 6 Pre Release (Fedora Core 5.93 DVD)
I did this 3 times and got the same results.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert FC6 Pre Release DVD on E1405 and restart computer
2. Click [Enter] or type 'linux text' (Graphical mode fails to launch)
3. Proceed in text mode until 'Network Configuration for eth0'
4. Press [OK] button
Nothing happens at Step 4.
Next section appears.
I did media check and it passed.
Can you try starting an installation using boot.iso from the Fedora development
tree ("rawhide")? I think I've fixed the problem you are discussing, but since
I lack an E1405 to test, I'd like you to try it.
Download boot.iso from here:
boot.iso is just the boot media, so if you want to install using this image,
you'll have to do a network installation (either HTTP or FTP, for example).
Let me know if the problem still exists.
I downloaded the boot.iso file and did the network installation. The
installation was successful (graphical installation failed again, though), but X
didn't start ('startx' gives some errors). When I was using Fedora Core 5 X
started automatically after installation.
OK, the networking issue is cleared up so you can install. Graphical
installation not loading is related to X not working for you. Please open a bug
against the Xorg server since that's not working on your platform.