Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 321621
Installer halts at /sbin/loader on Latitude D810
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:17 EST
Description of problem:
When trying to install 8-test3 on a Latitude D810 with an existing FC7 install,
the installer stops responding during the text portion of the install after
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 7.92 boot.iso
Always, when choosing either the default or text install option
Steps to Reproduce:
I can hit Ctrl+AltFx and swith screens, and hit the enter key and see the text
on the screen move up, but the install boes not continue even if I walk away for
a few minutes. There is no floppy drive in the notebook. I have booted from
the CD/DVD drive in the drive bay.
Last line on F1: screen is running /sbin/loader
on F3 screen: INFO : inserted /tmp/loop.ko
on F4 screen: <6>Floppy drive(s): fd0 is 1.44M
I was attempting to do a network install. I am downloading the full DVD now to
try a local install instead to compare. Fedora 7 was originally installed on
this notebook from a DVD.
Apparently my patience was not long enough. I ran the install again using both
the DVD and boot.iso. It pauses at /sbin/loader for 10 minutes and then
continues with each one of them. I did not have this pause with the Fedora 7
Does it print something about the clocksource being unstable? (on console #4)
See bug 319441...
I do not see how to mark this report as a duplicate. But feel free to contact
me if you need another test point.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 319441 ***