Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 238354
Installer hangs on Macbook (boot.iso on FC7T4)
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:03 EST
Description of problem:
OK, so this is hard to assign to any specific component, so please feel free to
reassign accordingly. Here's the description of the problem:
Platform: Macbook Core 2 Duo
Inserting the CD and booting from it hangs the computer at the point where the
"Install/Rescue" menu is shown -- not always, but fairly consistently. I would
estimate about 9 times out of 10. Eventually, if you do it enough times, it
works, though I have not been able to figure out the precise sequence of events
that prevents the lock-up. The symptoms are: the graphical menu is shown with 4
entries (install/reinstall/rescue, etc), but the computer does not respond to
button presses. Waiting does not do anything -- only the power button helps.
Able to reproduce: randomly, but very often.
This is somewhat likely to be a BIOS bug...
Note that it's unlikely related to rEFIt, as it shows the same behaviour whether
I boot through rEFIt or directly by magically pressing "C".
Looks like this is previously reported in bug 227745 (which has a little bit
more information). Duping over to there.
One thing that will help post-test4 is that I fixed the timeout to actually work
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 227745 ***
Hmm... Not sure that's correct. Theoretically, if it just ignores keyboard, it
would auto-select the first option in 60 seconds and proceed. In my case, it
just sits there forever.