Bug 238354 - Installer hangs on Macbook (boot.iso on FC7T4)
Installer hangs on Macbook (boot.iso on FC7T4)
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 227745
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Peter Jones
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Reported: 2007-04-29 15:14 EDT by Konstantin Ryabitsev
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:12 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-05-01 16:26:08 EDT
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Description Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-04-29 15:14:10 EDT
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 15:15:47 EDT
This is somewhat likely to be a BIOS bug...
Comment 2 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-04-30 15:22:17 EDT
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 16:26:08 EDT
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
again.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 227745 ***
Comment 4 Konstantin Ryabitsev 2007-05-01 16:45:20 EDT
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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