Bug 443181 - Fedora 9 Preview installer fails to start in graphics mode
Fedora 9 Preview installer fails to start in graphics mode
Status: CLOSED NOTABUG
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-server (Show other bugs)
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x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Blocks: F9Blocker
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Reported: 2008-04-18 19:46 EDT by Dan Davis
Modified: 2008-04-21 17:32 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-21 17:32:59 EDT
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Description Dan Davis 2008-04-18 19:46:23 EDT
Description of problem:
Attempting to start the installation on my system freezes the system with the
last line of output reading

pci 0000:00:0x.x: Enabling HT MSI Mapping

In several attempts at starting the installer, it has failed at this stage, with
1 to 5 lines of the above form.  Text mode does start, and the installation
medium passes the test.  The graphical installer does start on a different
machine with the same DVD.


Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 Preview, x86_64 DVD

How reproducible:
Happens every time I attempt to install from the DVD.

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Actual results:
Installer crashes the system in a non-responsive state.

Expected results:
Installer works and I get to run Fedora 9 Preview.

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Basic system specs
Dual dual-core Opteron 2212
2 GB RAM
nVidia MPC55 chipset
Comment 1 Dan Davis 2008-04-21 12:04:27 EDT
Updating my bios to the most recent revision has fixed this problem, and the
installer now loads correctly.
Comment 2 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-21 17:32:59 EDT
Closing, then. Thanks for the update!

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