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lspci -v output
Description of problem:
An attempt to install Fedora 12 using the i386 DVD fails when the installation hangs after the Probing EDD step.
initrd.img loads OK and says ready. The EDD probe apparently succeeds in that it says ok, but then the installation hangs with no response to the keyboard and no further output. It still hangs with edd=off. Similarly with noprobe and all other options I have tried.
The i686 Live CD (KDE) boots and runs OK.
I have attached the output of lspci -v for the machine if this is of any use. The machine has a DVD drive and a Blu-ray writer. The problem happens with the DVD in either drive.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load i386 Ferdora 12 DVD
2. Boot machine
3. Select install or upgrade
I see exactly the same on a Dell OptiPlex 740, latest BIOS version. Tried a bit with Kernel boot options like 'noprobe', etc. but it does not help.
exact same thing happened to me.
tried the install dvd and the live cd. install hangs right after i choose to install.
Is there any resolution on this bug?
It has rendered my machine useless.
This is quite serious.
Any guidance would be appreciated.
Exact same happened to me. I have Dell Optiplex 740, 6 GB RAM...
I have found workaround to install Fedora 12 x86_64 to may PC.
I use Kernel boot option mem=xxx. In my case "mem=6442450944" (6GB=6*1024*1024*1024).
After successful installation and reboot PC, Fedora hang :-( (another bug ?).
I have boot fresh install of Fedora to rescue mode and perform update packages & kernel via ÿum update. Then Fedora boot & working without problems....
my exact steps:
1 - boot PC from install DVD
2 - add kernel option mem=.... and start installation of Fedora 12
3 - after installation ended, boot Fedora to rescue mode (for example from install DVD), whith the same option mem=....
4 - setup your network.
5 - chroot /mnt/sysimage
6 - when needed setup yum.conf (for example add yor proxy,...)
7 - perform yum update
8 - reboot
I hope this help.
used above steps
after ad added kernel option mem=6442450944 (im also 6GB ram), installation ran fine.
os was also able to boot fine without any extra steps after above mentioned step 2.
I can confirm that this workaround also fixes the original problem with an i386 installation Dell XPS 630 with 8 GB ram: the installation successfully gets through to running anaconda.
I didn't continue any further because I had already installed Fedora 12 via the i686 Live CD.
Hi, I am using Dell Vostro 1015 (2G RAM). When I try installing Fedora 12, it hangs. Everytime it hangs at different places.
I also tried using mem option but did not work for me. Any other work around for it.
Same issue with me as Mikesh. It hangs at random points during the install on Lenovo T400. I've tried several times and it even one time got as far as installing package 443/1178 and then just hung again.
I am seeing the same problem with a DELL Optiplex 740 at latest BIOS.
I was able to install with:
as argument at install time. (I have 4 GB or RAM) I am also seeing this problem with RHEL 6 beta as well as fedora 12. Problem seems to happen with Fedora 12 either with 32 or 64 bit installer DVD.
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