Bug 543664 - hangs during installation Fedora 12 on netbook AO751h
Summary: hangs during installation Fedora 12 on netbook AO751h
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 12
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2009-12-02 19:52 UTC by Anatoliy
Modified: 2009-12-10 11:12 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-12-10 11:12:40 UTC
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Description Anatoliy 2009-12-02 19:52:23 UTC
Description of problem:
Unable to install Fedora 12 and running Fedora 12 LiveCD on Netbook Acer Aspire One 751h. Fedora 12 install DVD hangs when "waiting for hardware to initialize ...". Fedora 12 LiveCD hangs when "Starting udev ....". But Fedora 11 only with kernel 2.6.29 install without any problems.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Fedora 11 kernel-2.6.30, Fedora 12 kernel-2.6.30 - kernel-2.6.31

How reproducible:
every time.

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Comment 1 Paul 2009-12-03 15:53:29 UTC
I am seeing similar behavior when I try to boot the F12 i386 LiveCD on my HP Mini 1030NR netbook. Some additional info,

- I am booting from a USB key drive
- The F11 LiveCD boots successfully
- The Ubuntu 9.10 LiveCD boots successfully

The usually advise in this situation appears to be to change the BIOS settings to disable the floppy drive. There are no such BIOS settings on this machine.

Comment 2 Anatoliy 2009-12-04 10:41:38 UTC
Floppy drive settings not present in this BIOS. This trouble appeared in the kernel more than 2.6.30. I am booting from  USB key drive and PXE and Fedora 12 hangs on hardware initialized before starting anaconda. Fedora 11 hangs with kernel-2.6.30 and with kernel-2.6.29 work normal.

Comment 3 Paul 2009-12-04 14:37:15 UTC
boot.iso hangs at "waiting for hardware to initialize..."

Comment 4 Paul 2009-12-04 15:18:19 UTC
I found some very useful information here: http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=234055

I tried adding ssb.blacklist=1 to the kernel parameters when booting the LiveCD. I saw a brief message that, I believe, said that ssb.blacklist=1 was not recognized as a valid parameter, but the kernel successfully booted.

Also, I was able to get the boot.iso to boot by adding the "noprobe" kernel option.

Comment 5 Anatoliy 2009-12-05 17:53:11 UTC
Thanks for help.

Realy it works whith ssb.blacklist = 1 when booting. "backlist ssb" this is need to add to backlist in the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf. But if you installed package kmod-wl depending on the install package broadcom-wl wich have this streeng in the file /etc/modprobe.d/broadcom-wl-blacklist.conf. 

This should be described on the wiki at http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Acer_Aspire_One!

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