Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 445123
dvd installation fails on thinkpad t61
Last modified: 2008-05-08 12:25:38 EDT
Description of problem:
DVD installation fails on my brand new thinkpad. It hangs or in one case gave a
register spew on the screen. Media check passed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
FC8 DVD ISO, x86-64.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Ubuntu Hardy Heron on machine which works fine, but then you're
2. Get tired of having to apt-get so many add-on packages and attempt to install
Fedora 8 instead.
Installation fails. Media consistency check works. Ubuntu works and shows no
obvious problem with the hardware. Machine is a brand new T61 with Intel
graphics (the factory config that comes with Suse Enterprise Desktop). I
attempted about 3 times. The first time I got a register dump on the screen
that I photographed with a digicam and can upload later if anyone wants to see
it. After that, it just hangs.
I am in the process of downloading the Fedora 9 preview and will see if that
works any better.
Please attach at least a picture of the problem you are seeing to this bug report.
Created attachment 304594 [details]
screen photo of register dump
Created attachment 304596 [details]
screen photo of second register dump
Somehow my added comment didn't go through. Basically I reproduced the crash (I
forgot to say, it happens right after the media check) and got a second register
dump. Both screen photos are attached. Also, I tried the F9 preview DVD.
Instead of hanging or dumping registers, it went to a dialog that just said "error".
possibly related? https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=404621
Another attempt to install F9 Preview got somewhat further, but hung while
trying to mount the existing file system from my Ubuntu install. This is pretty
seriously broken. I upgraded severity to "urgent" based on the description in
the doc file since this is a total showstopper for this machine. Has anyone
successfully installed F8 or F9 Preview on a T61 from DVD?
This is a completely different bug from the original report. Please file a new
bug report with the log files and exact error message you are seeing.