Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 37035
Installer hangs at Redhat Splash Screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:47 EDT
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Install boots from cd-rom drive, goes through up to Redhat Splash Screen
and hangs. Require cold boot. Version 7.0 will install just fine on same
system. (Tyan S1834 Tiger 133 M/B, (2) Intel 533 cpu installed, (2) 256MB
RAM (133), Matrox AGP 16Mb, Maxtor 23Gb H/D, Generic 52X CD-ROM, Linksys
LTN-100 Card, no sound card, no modem.
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Cold boot after hang
2.Select any installation method
3.Will hang at Red Hat Splash Screen, after X server starts
Actual Results: System hangs
Expected Results: Install should continue
Can you tell us if there are any error messages? Does text mode work?
There is no error messages.
Text mode does produce the same result.
I am going to try to do an upgrade from 7.0 and see if I can get an
upgrade/install log file. I did try to do an upgrade earlier, but got a hang at
the splash screen, and no log file.
This is not my finest hour.
Finally resolved the problem.
Setup in cmos which created the problem was:
Primary IDE channel: Hard drive as master, CD-ROM as slave, connected with
DMA66 type cable, access set to AUTO.
Secondary IDE channel: Disabled
New settings and connections:
Primary IDE channel: CD-ROM set to master, connected with DMA33 type cable.
Secondary IDE channel: Hard drive set to master, connected with DMA33 type
Access for both set to auto in CMOS.
I tried several other hard drive/CD-ROM combinations, this is the only one that
will work for me.
I should have caught this one right away.
No problem. Happens to the best of us. :)