Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 498072
F11 Preview DVD/Netinst/Live won't boot on Toshiba Satellite A105
Last modified: 2009-05-19 18:24:13 EDT
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):
Every boot attempt
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Download and write media.
Every boot attempt fails at same place
Complete boot allowing installation
Beta media booted and installed with only minor problems.
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?
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.
Reassigning on the basis of comment #2.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 494341 ***