Bug 371081 - Cannot boot install DVD, hangs at "running /sbin/loader"
Summary: Cannot boot install DVD, hangs at "running /sbin/loader"
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 338061
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 8
Hardware: All
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2007-11-08 12:08 UTC by Simon Roberts
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:12 UTC (History)
3 users (show)

Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2007-11-08 16:03:39 UTC

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Description Simon Roberts 2007-11-08 12:08:26 UTC
Description of problem:
Attempting to boot the FC8-i386 DVD - installer loads the kernel, the hangs at
"running /sbin/loader".  The alternate VCs show that it's just inserted the
loopback module and loaded the floppy driver.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 8 Final (i386 DVD)

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert DVD
2. Boot
3. Select any of the options at the grub screen, or the boot menu
Actual results:
Apparent hang. Enter and switching VCs etc still works, but control-alt-delete
didn't. No progress.

Expected results:
System will at least start the installer.

Additional info:
Hardware is a Dell Inspiron 9300 (2000Mhz Centrino, Mobility Radeon X300 video
card, all external USB devices removed).  System currently boots FC7 fine with

kernel /vmlinuz- ro root=LABEL=/ atapi_enabled=1 hdc=noprobe rhgb

I tried any and all of: noapic nofb nousb noprobe mem=512MB acpi=noirq
with no change in effect.

Comment 1 Klaus Möllenhoff 2007-11-08 15:09:33 UTC
the same for me at an dell inspiron 1300 and an acer aspire 5650. 
its working on a old medion 6400 notebook. 

is it the same like bug 338061: https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=338061 ?

Comment 2 Gianluca Varisco 2007-11-08 16:02:59 UTC
I can confirm the problem, too. I'm merging this ticket with #338061

Comment 3 Gianluca Varisco 2007-11-08 16:03:39 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 338061 ***

Comment 4 Simon Roberts 2007-11-08 20:44:46 UTC
Yes, I found that issue afterwards. It's not actually a crash, just a three
minute delay. Thanks.   (It still didn't work, but that's another issue)

Comment 5 Mary Ellen Foster 2007-11-09 14:27:24 UTC
*** Bug 372321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

Comment 6 Mary Ellen Foster 2007-11-09 14:28:22 UTC
I just duplicated my bug to this report. I haven't checked whether it's a freeze
or a three-minute delay, but my problem seems to have gone away when I added
"noapic" to the boot command line. The Smolt profile of my laptop is included in
bug 372321

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