Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 371081
Cannot boot install DVD, hangs at "running /sbin/loader"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:21 EST
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)
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert DVD
3. Select any of the options at the grub screen, or the boot menu
Apparent hang. Enter and switching VCs etc still works, but control-alt-delete
didn't. No progress.
System will at least start the installer.
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-188.8.131.52-21.fc7 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.
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 ?
I can confirm the problem, too. I'm merging this ticket with #338061
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 338061 ***
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)
*** Bug 372321 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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