Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 39073
(PSAUX)RH 7.1 install halts when selecting mouse on Winbook laptop
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:02 EDT
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Description of problem:
When performing a new install of RH 7.1 on a Winbook XLi laptop, the
install halts after selecting mouse type. This has been reported with
Mandrake 8.0, which also uses the 2.4.x kernel. That website blames the
kernel for the problem.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from installation disk
2. Begin configuration program
3. At mouse selection, program hangs regardless of the type of
Actual Results: System hang
Expected Results: Continued installation
Winbook XLi is a PII computer. The computer in question has 128 Mb RAM,
20x CDROM, 4 Gb HD, Trident video chipset. RH 6.2 and 7.0 install fine on
Did you try text mode?
Yep, you can then install, but what you get is a system where the mouse won't
work. As noted previously, the same thing happens with Mandrake 8.0, and they
are blaming the kernel. This same problem has been reported on their web site
with IBM ThinkPads. Their workaround is to boot with a floppy disk that
contains a 2.2.x kernel instead of the CDROM or a boot floppy with the 2.4.x
With regard to the text install method which you asked about in your last
post, I was wrong. The install halts after a mouse is selected, even in text
mode. Sorry for the wrong info in my previous post (too many re-installs with
various versions after RH 7.1 stalled).
Changing component to the kernel.
This should be ok with current errata or RH9