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Bug 498072 - F11 Preview DVD/Netinst/Live won't boot on Toshiba Satellite A105
Summary: F11 Preview DVD/Netinst/Live won't boot on Toshiba Satellite A105
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 494341
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: rawhide
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kristian Høgsberg
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
Blocks: IntelKMS
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2009-04-28 18:57 UTC by Jeff Guerdat
Modified: 2009-05-19 22:24 UTC (History)
7 users (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2009-05-19 22:24:13 UTC
Type: ---

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Description Jeff Guerdat 2009-04-28 18:57:30 UTC
Description of problem:
Attempt to boot from any media (DVD, netinst or Live) fails.  DVD and netinst both fail at waiting for hardware to initialize prompt during console screen.  Live CD gets most of progress bar and then freezes.  All require hard power reset.  Checksums on all match.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F11 Preview

How reproducible:
Every boot attempt

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download and write media.
3.Observe freeze
Actual results:
Every boot attempt fails at same place

Expected results:
Complete boot allowing installation

Additional info:
Beta media booted and installed with only minor problems.

Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-04-28 19:07:31 UTC
Does the computer respond to keyboard presses at all?  If so, can you check tty3 and tty4 to see what sorts of error messages could be showing up?

Comment 2 Jeff Guerdat 2009-04-28 21:34:41 UTC
No keyboard response at all.  Got it to work, however, by using the "nomodeset" kernel option I've had to use with recent beta kernels.  I reported this earlier:


Seems like it's assumed to be a Radeon problem but I have an i915 video system.

So, adding the nomodeset option at the boot menu allowed me to boot and install properly.  I suppose this means this report should be sent to the kernel folks or marked as a dupe of the above bug report.

Comment 3 Chris Lumens 2009-04-28 22:21:52 UTC
Reassigning on the basis of comment #2.

Comment 4 Will Woods 2009-05-19 22:24:13 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 494341 ***

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