Bug 247721 - installation dvd and installed system hang randomly
Summary: installation dvd and installed system hang randomly
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 242369
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: acpi   
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Version: 7
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Patrice Dumas
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-07-10 23:59 UTC by Wilfried Philips
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2007-07-11 12:46:03 UTC
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Description Wilfried Philips 2007-07-10 23:59:33 UTC
Description of problem:
During a fresh install of FC7 on an Acer Travelmate 803LMi
I experienced random hangs during the installation,
sometimes before the first screen asking to check the media,
sometimes later. Installing in text mode does not help. Adding
the kernel options "acpi=off noapic" does help. With these options
I could install the system.

After booting the installed system with the default kernel command
line, I experienced again random hangs during the boot process. Sometimes
I got a stack dump listing quite a few function names starting with acpi
(I will write them down next time I see them). Often the system simply

Adding acpi=off to the kernel command line gives me a bootable system.
I can even hibernate the system and resume (only tried once), but 
not in a useful fashion: without acpi the laptop does not power off
properly, so I have to press the power button.

Upgrading to kernel 2.6.21-1.3228 does not help.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot installation cd
2. Try to install
3. Install hangs
Actual results:

System hang. Keyboard and mouse do not work. Changing consoles does 
not work.

Expected results:

Well, you can guess..

Additional info:

Comment 1 dominique 2007-07-11 05:45:49 UTC
See my own bug:

Comment 2 Wilfried Philips 2007-07-11 12:46:03 UTC
242369 could indeed be the same bug. 
It could also be related to the following kernel bug: 
The problem may be related to this bug:

I think the title of 247721 is a better description than the 
title of 242369.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 242369 ***

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