Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 242184
F7 Installation Hang up
Last modified: 2008-06-16 21:21:45 EDT
I've tried many times to install Fedora 7 into my Dell Desktop (Pentium HT) and
it just hang up during the start.
I choose the type of installation during the first menu and it comes:
Confirmed here as well on my Dell Dimension 5150. Currently I'm running a fully
updated FC6 without problems but the install DVD for F7 just hangs at "Ready".
The DVD passed its checksum test when booting on my notebook and in fact my
notebook is currently doing the FC6->F7 upgrade from from it.
What happens if you pass 'maxcpus=1'?
I have the same problem on my 2 computers.
I tried to install FC7-i386 on a AMD64-3200 and on a Sempron2500.
I guess maxcpus=1 won't help has I have no HT or Dualcore CPUs.
For more detail infos about my hardware, I attach lspci output.
Created attachment 155969 [details]
AMD64-3200 lspci output
Created attachment 155970 [details]
Sempron2500 lspci output
same problem here on a Asus P5AD2 with P4HT
dvd, and even rescue cd can't boot!
Created attachment 155974 [details]
Asus P5AD2 lspci
I have the same problem trying to install f7-x86_64 on the following computer:
At boot my keyboard (USB) is dead -- I cannot even select items from
the boot menue, less passing some parameters to the kernel.
Same thing here.
'Ready.' message after reading vmlinuz and initrd.img.
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE Memory Controller Hub (rev 0e)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82925X/XE PCI Express Root Port (rev 0e)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) PCI
Express Port 1 (rev 04)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
USB UHCI #1 (rev 04)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
USB UHCI #2 (rev 04)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
USB UHCI #3 (rev 04)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
USB UHCI #4 (rev 04)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family)
USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 04)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev d4)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FR (ICH6/ICH6R) LPC Interface
Bridge (rev 04)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) IDE
Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801FR/FRW (ICH6R/ICH6RW) SATA
Controller (rev 04)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801FB/FBM/FR/FW/FRW (ICH6 Family) SMBus
Controller (rev 04)
01:04.0 Mass storage controller: Integrated Technology Express, Inc. IT/ITE8212
Dual channel ATA RAID controller (rev 13)
01:05.0 Mass storage controller: Silicon Image, Inc. SiI 3114
[SATALink/SATARaid] Serial ATA Controller (rev 02)
01:09.0 Multimedia audio controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy (rev 04)
01:09.1 Input device controller: Creative Labs SB Audigy Game Port (rev 04)
01:09.2 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Creative Labs SB Audigy FireWire Port (rev 04)
01:0a.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
01:0b.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd.
RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600] (rev a2)
upgrading with yum works great, kernel is booting fine
only the anaconda kernel on the F7 cds/dvd seems to hang
same here, dell dimension, promise/sata disk controller. all the F7 cdroms &
dvds hang after ready message (with any combination of initial workarounds).
Running current/uptodate FC6. Have found some warnings that fc6->f7 yum upgrade
might fail (also) ... potential of disk driver not being properly configured.
I too just did a successful yum upgrade of my machine from FC6 to F7 and it's
running just fine. At this point I'm going to make a guess that perhaps the real
problem is with syslinux/extlinux and not the kernel. This would explain why
neither the installer nor the livecds boot on these machines, and why no other
kernels seem to exhibit this problem.
When I get some time later I will try making a livecd from my machine and see if
it boots or not. If it doesn't then the bootloader is most likely at fault.
I've tried to upgrade to Fedora 7 from Fedora 6. No success.
Uhm... yum prompted me with some strange messages. I don't no why.
Can you inform us the command line that you use to upgrade to F7?
Tks a lot.
first you need to upgrade fedora-release and fedora-release-notes
take care about the new repo files in /etc/yum.repos.d
Here's a work around if (like me) your machine hangs at the "Ready" message i.e.
when you try to install Fedora from a DVD it hangs at the "Ready" msg here:
Ready <--- machine hangs
The work around was found by LarryT at the link below (I'm just reproducing his
work here to help others stuck on this bug & unable to install F7)
The work around is to copy the diskboot.img file from the Fedora DVD to a USB
key and then boot off the USB key (with the fedora DVD in your DVD drive). After
you've booted off the USB key, anaconda will find the DVD and install fedora 7.
Steps to create a bootable USB key are roughly (this will wipe the contents of
your USB key btw)
Place your F7 media in your DVD drive, then...
mount /dev/dvd /mnt/dvd
dd if=/mnt/dvd/images/diskboot.img of=/dev/<your_usb_key_device_here>
Then reboot your machine and boot off the USB key - it should get you past the
hang at the "Ready" msg and allow you to install F7- it worked for me!
I have a dell 5150 machine which also would hang at the ready stage.
I found that in the BIOS turning on the SATA compatibility mode allowed it to
boot from CD ROM.
Created attachment 161341 [details]
Same problem here using x86_64
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