Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 52202
USB hangs machine [Installer hangs at /sbin/loader]
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:36:06 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installer freezes when it gets to "running /sbin/loader" I actully have
this problem with every version of Red Hat I've tried to install, I managed
to install SuSE on to it though. I think though, that the problem might be
with usb, because with SuSE, and also with a custom system I've been
working on building on it, the kernel freezes when it's loading the usb
I'm using a Compaq Presario with an Athlon 1Ghz processor.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert boot disk and turn on computer,
2. Hit enter to start installer.
3. Watch as it stops working
Actual Results: The computer appears to freeze, the cursor stops blinking,
that might be normal though.
Expected Results: The install program should've come up.
As I said above, this could be a usb problem
Try booting with 'linux nousb'. I realize that this will disable any USB
devices you may have, but at least we can see if the install gets farther along
the process. This may actually be a kernel bug.
Ok, that worked :)
I guess it is a usb issue then
We (Red Hat) should try to fix this before next release.
This bug seems to kind of be fixed, at least a solution was found. Please refer to:
for more information. It appears you need ACPI installed. Could a new kernel
be built that has this included? Thanks!
mrproper: you are referring to a different Bug #50225,
which is the ThinkPad i1300 problem.
So far there is no evidence to think they are the same,
there is not even lspci -v from azari.geo.