Bug 238354 - Installer hangs on Macbook (boot.iso on FC7T4)
Summary: Installer hangs on Macbook (boot.iso on FC7T4)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 227745
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux   
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Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64 Linux
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Assignee: Peter Jones
QA Contact: Brock Organ
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Reported: 2007-04-29 19:14 UTC by Konstantin Ryabitsev
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 20:26:08 UTC
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Description Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-04-29 19:14:10 UTC
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
Image: boot.iso

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.

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2007-04-30 19:15:47 UTC
This is somewhat likely to be a BIOS bug...

Comment 2 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-04-30 19:22:17 UTC
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".

Comment 3 Jeremy Katz 2007-05-01 20:26:08 UTC
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 ***

Comment 4 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-05-01 20:45:20 UTC
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.

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