Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 381711
Fedora 8 install fails on Dell 700m
Last modified: 2009-01-09 00:12:18 EST
Description of problem:
Installer hangs on Dell 700m
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
How reproducible: Every Time
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from F8 rescue disc or install DVD
2. Select install/upgrade (graphical or text)
3. press enter
System stops after reaching the "running /sbin/loader" message on the main screen.
expect to be able to install fedora 8
the last message on the screen is:
nothing on the 2nd virtual console:
3rd virtual console:
07:33:23 INFO : inserted /tmp/nfs.ko
07:33:23 INFO : inserted /tmp/loop.ko
4th virtual console:
<6>Synaptics Touchpad, model: 1, fw: 6.2, id: 0xa560b1, caps 0xa04713/0x0
<6>input: SynPS/2 Synaptics TouchPad as /class/input/input2
<6>loop: module loaded
Most systems will continue if you wait a few minutes.
Some combination of:
added to the kernel boot options should make it work.
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.
Bugs involving the installation process cannot usually be resolved after release
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1) Test with a Fedora Unity re-spin. These can be found at
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2) Test with an Alpha, Beta or Release Candidate for the next version. These can
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However if the problem no longer exists then please close this bug or I'll do so
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