Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 40392
7.1 Installer failed, asked me to send you this:
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:33:12 EDT
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Description of problem:
Tried to install 7.1 on old Packard Bell Legend P75 several times with
various problems. This time the installer gave me a file to report to you.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Try to install 7.1 on my computer.
2. In this case, try to install workstation version with some extra
3. I've tried many install configurations without success. Sometimes I
get a msg that /boot/vmlinuz.... can't be found, even tho it's well within
Created attachment 18210 [details]
Provided by 7.1 installer when it failed
Does the installer probe your monitor correctly? If not, what does it think it is?
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have more information.
bfox: Sorry I didn't answer this sooner. I overlooked the one line question
that showed up in the 3rd copy of my bug report and thought it was simply the
3rd copy sent by a berzerk bug robot.
It's been a couple weeks since my failed 7.1 install attempts, but I do remember
that the installer didn't correctly detect either my video card or the monitor.
I remember because I had to use the text mode installer, since the video was
pretty garbled with the GUI version. I suspect the card was the item not
detected properly, because it's and old one built in to my old Packard Bell P75.
If you can boot into the text mode installer, try pressing <Alt><F2> and run the
'ddcprobe' command. What does the output say? This should try to probe your
video card and monitor.
Also, you might try using the GUI install by booting with 'linux lowres nofb'.
Does that help?