Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 379411
[edd] installer hangs while booting
Last modified: 2008-06-11 22:19:20 EDT
Description of problem: The Fedora 8 install DVD hangs while booting on my
x86_64 desktop machine. I had the same problem with Fedora 7; I figured I'd
just leave it running Fedora Core 6 and hope the problem went away. But the
Fedora Core 6 installer worked fine (although from CDs), as did the Fedora Core
5 test 3 installer.
How reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from install DVD.
2. Chose "Install or upgrade an existing system (text)"
I see "Loading vmlinuz ...", "Loading initrd.img ...", and "Ready." on
successive lines (with lots of "..." omitted), and then the machine hangs (caps
lock and num lock don't change the keyboard's lights).
At the suggestion of mharris64 on IRC, I tried booting with "nohz=off nolapic"
and with "nohz=off nolapic acpi=off" added to the kernel options. That didn't
make a difference.
Created attachment 256401 [details]
/proc/cpuinfo for machine
Try the workarounds:
Using "edd=off" or "edd=skipmbr" makes the installer boot.
Is this a Dell system?
Installing F8 on a Dell PowerEdge SC1430 I ran into this
same problem. 'edd=skipmbr' fixed the problem.
I'm reviewing this bug as part of the kernel bug triage project, an attempt to
isolate current bugs in the Fedora kernel.
I am CC'ing myself to this bug and will try and assist you in resolving it if I can.
There hasn't been much activity on this bug for a while. Are you able to test
with either the latest release from the Fedora unity project or Fedora 9 Alpha?
If the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so in a
few days if there is no additional information lodged.
We have no reported problems with EDD any more.