Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 26310
graphical install fails for fisher
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:31:14 EDT
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installation problem w/ Fisher.
video card: 3D Blaster, Nvidia RIVA TNT2 32 MB (AGP)
SMP kernel (but probably not related to problem).
problem: after boot disk detects scsi card and goes into 2nd stage loading,
I briefly see some messages, including: "cannot open /dev/fb0", and then
the screen goes blank. None of the virtual consoles show anything.
Control-alt-del reboots, but that's about all that I can do.
text mode install works fine.
note that nofb, lowres, and text are all the same (i.e. all the exact same
text mode install) - I would have expected different based upon the 3
Steps to Reproduce:
1.video card: 3D Blaster, Nvidia RIVA TNT2 32 MB (AGP)
2.boot from fisher disc 1 & do grapgical install.
Actual Results: in 2nd stage install, get the message "cannot open
/dev/fd0" - screen goes complete blank and can only reboot at this point
Expected Results: gui install screen
Re-assigning product to "Red Hat Linux Beta", version "beta 3". Greg, you were
not on the testers-list e-mail list when I requested that beta-team members file
defects against the product "Red Hat Linux Beta" under "beta 3" for fisher. Now
you know. Sorry for the abrupt change -- we track beta-team bugs differently
from public-beta bugs/
This defect is considered MUST-FIX for Florence Release-Candidate #1
Can you try saying 'linux vga=788' at the syslinux boot prompt? Does anything
different happen? Also, how did Red Hat Linux 7 behave on this system? Did you
have the same problems?
Have you had any luck resolving this issue?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.