Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 450789
Cannot install F9 x86_64 on dual quad-core intel Mac Pro
Last modified: 2009-07-14 11:50:16 EDT
Description of problem:
When attempting to install the 64-bit version of Fedora 9 onto my new dual
quad-core Mac Pro, the USB keyboard is not detected, thus making it impossible
to proceed past the media check. The media has been verified, and the 32-bit
version works properly. Additionally, Ubuntu 8.04/64-bit installed without issue.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 9 x86_64 DVD and Fedora 9 x86_64 LiveCD
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Attempt installation via DVD, LiveCD, or via CD created from boot.iso image
Keyboard and mouse not detected by installer.
System has 4GB RAM and nVidia graphics card
(In reply to comment #0)
> Fedora 9 x86_64 DVD and Fedora 9 x86_64 LiveCD
Fedora 8 x86_64 and LiveCD do not have this problem.
> System has 4GB RAM and nVidia graphics card
Same results on 10 GBM RAM and ATI graphis card.
(In reply to comment #0)
Forgot to mention... Installs fine to MacBook Pro (older Core 2 Duo, ATI).
Same results here (6GB RAM, dual quad 2.8GHz). The root cause of the issue is the USB controller: it is
apparently not properly detected by the installer. Unfortunately, without the use of a keyboard, I can't
provide any other details.
The keyboard does work fine at the actual boot screen and I can select from the installation options
(graphical, text, etc.) It's only after the installation kernel is loaded that the USB controller "shuts off" (I
can see my hub lose host connectivity), and consequently the keyboard and mouse are gone.
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