Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 21408
Laptop install hangs at "running /sbin/loader"
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:30:03 EDT
Attempting to upgrade from RH Linux 6.1 to 7.0 on AST Asentia M6000
Laptop will boot from either floppy disk or cd and proceed to first user
input screen. Initial setup scripts from all options run to the point that
"running /sbin/loader" is displayed and then hang at the same point.
Problem was refered to Installation support on Service Request 161415.
They exhausted all available resources and requested that I submit bug
I have tried all combinations of enabling and disabling both USB and IR
ports in the BIOS. Also tried install with all PC cards removed ( and USB
off). Never got past hang.
Hardware description is as follows:
266 Mhz Intel Pentium II w/256k onboard cache, 64 Mb RAM,
ATI Rage LT video with 4 Mb video memory. ESS 1869 audio chipset, TI PC
12 Gb IBM TravelStar hard drive. No other operating systems installed..
(Better detail listed in service request above, site with specs unavailable
at the moment)
I would be glad to run any test scripts to help isolate problem.
Have you tried doing an install with the boot command line
'linux text expert nousb'
I had tried all of those options but not all together.
Using the full line altogether as you specified it worked. I now have completed
My USB seems to be problematic. When I rebooted the system after the install
completed it came up fine. After it found the USB and loaded the USB
components the system now hangs during startup at the point of starting the USB
services. I can boot and run the system by specifing the nousb switch on the