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Bug 590437 - Anaconda freeze during formatting
Summary: Anaconda freeze during formatting
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nouveau
Version: 13
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Ben Skeggs
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2010-05-09 14:38 UTC by Iyan
Modified: 2011-06-27 16:12 UTC (History)
8 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 16:12:09 UTC
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Description Iyan 2010-05-09 14:38:39 UTC
Description of problem:
Anaconda freeze during formatting. After that the mouse doesn't work and it's impossible to go to tt2 (Ctrl+Alt+F2).
This bug appeared in F11 (F10 instalation works fine) and it seems to be in F12 and now Fedora 13 Beta as well.
However if I use the option 'Install system with basic video driver' the instalation finishes successfully. So, ¿could be Xorg or Nouveau the problem?

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Anaconda 13.37.2 (F13 Beta DVD Install)

How reproducible:
Download the F13 Beta DVD ISO and try to install the system.

Steps to Reproduce:
1.Start F13 instalation
2.Go to formatting part
3.See the freeze/crash
Actual results:

Expected results:

Additional info:

Comment 1 Iyan 2010-05-10 06:46:14 UTC
I've done a video which shows the bug. I hope this could help.

Comment 2 Luis Mauro 2010-05-10 21:17:40 UTC
I have a similar problem with the installer

Comment 3 Ben Skeggs 2010-05-10 23:06:08 UTC
I don't suppose either of you have the ability to attach a serial console to the hanging machines and seeing if anything appears in the kernel logs at the time of the hang?

Comment 4 Iyan 2010-05-11 06:25:54 UTC
I'll do it tomorrow, today I have and exam...

Comment 5 Iyan 2010-05-12 19:52:36 UTC
Sorry, but how can I do that if the whole system is freeze? Do I record a video of the kernel screen?

Comment 6 Benny 2010-06-08 10:43:47 UTC
Same problem here, solved it by formating in vesa mode and installing without formating in normal mode. Install seemed to be a succes, the one problem I have though is that either in VESA (nomodeset, modeset) Nouveau, Nvidia (rpmfusion) the system just freezes up randomly. This is probably another bug but maybe related.

Comment 7 Tristan Apollo 2010-06-13 01:04:26 UTC
I have an issue as well with what seems to be the Nouveau driver. I can boot fine with the nomodeset option, however.

This occurs in both Fedora 13 & Ubuntu 10.04.

Comment 8 Marco 2010-07-19 13:53:47 UTC
Nomodeset option do not change the problem for me.

Comment 9 Bug Zapper 2011-06-02 14:18:53 UTC
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Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 13.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
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Comment 10 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 16:12:09 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
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