Bug 508465 - anaconda hangs when entering passphrase
anaconda hangs when entering passphrase
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Kernel Maintainer List
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2009-06-27 08:36 EDT by Justin Zygmont
Modified: 2010-06-28 09:19 EDT (History)
4 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2010-06-28 09:19:50 EDT
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screenshot of error on VC4 (187.46 KB, image/jpeg)
2009-08-10 14:44 EDT, Justin Zygmont
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Description Justin Zygmont 2009-06-27 08:36:15 EDT
Description of problem:

The installer hangs at the point when entering the passphrase for encrypted LVM. The keyboard and mouse become locked, hard reboot required.

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

Anaconda in Fedora 11 (default)  Previous versions of Fedora always worked fine.

How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. boot into install.img
2. Click "Next" at welcome to Fedora GUI
3. Enter passphrase for existing crypted LVM, watch the system freeze
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)

I suspect this to be a possible cause, I tried to follow the instructions from bugs/common and enter nomodeset as a kernel parameter but nothing changed.
From the VC's I dont see anything to show a problem just before the freeze, but the last message to come up was something about setting AGP to 1x mode, sounds like the acceleration method.
Comment 1 Chris Lumens 2009-06-29 11:36:11 EDT
If the computer locks up so that keyboard and mouse no longer work, it's usually a kernel problem.  Reassigning.
Comment 2 Chuck Ebbert 2009-06-30 12:19:49 EDT
Can you try adding 'xdriver=vesa vga=792' to the boot options?
Comment 3 Justin Zygmont 2009-06-30 14:05:32 EDT
woah, great graphics.  Unfortunately, the same result.  everything is locked solid.

Here were my boot options from grub:

root (hd0,5)
kernel /f11/vmlinuz xdriver=vesa vga=792
initrd /f11/initrd.img

Hardware is a Dell inspirion laptop:

processor	: 0
vendor_id	: GenuineIntel
cpu family	: 6
model		: 8
model name	: Pentium III (Coppermine)
stepping	: 6
cpu MHz		: 700.000
cache size	: 256 KB
fdiv_bug	: no
hlt_bug		: no
f00f_bug	: no
coma_bug	: no
fpu		: yes
fpu_exception	: yes
cpuid level	: 2
wp		: yes
flags		: fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 mmx fxsr sse up
bogomips	: 1403.18
clflush size	: 32
power management:

Video from the lspci command:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Rage Mobility M3 AGP 2x (rev 02)
Comment 4 Justin Zygmont 2009-07-05 08:12:47 EDT
Maybe its a module thats getting loaded when I enter the passphrase causing the hang?  I've tried everything I can think of, any idea what I can do next, or direct me to info on what more I can do?

Thanks, Justin
Comment 5 Justin Zygmont 2009-07-16 22:29:23 EDT
Comment 6 Chuck Ebbert 2009-08-05 01:24:54 EDT
Try some of the other workarounds from here:

And try "noagp" too.
Comment 7 Justin Zygmont 2009-08-10 14:44:33 EDT
Created attachment 356941 [details]
screenshot of error on VC4
Comment 8 Justin Zygmont 2009-08-10 14:50:55 EDT
hi, thanks for your help.  The kernel parameters you gave allowed me to see the error coming up in the virtual consoles, it seems anaconda runs out of ram and kills Xorg, freezing the install process hard.  So... I guess 384MB of ram is really the minimum now.  It doesn't looking like there's anything that can be done.  cantfix
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