Bug 611880 - Fedora 12 network install crashes at network manager initialization
Summary: Fedora 12 network install crashes at network manager initialization
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel   
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Version: 12
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2010-07-06 18:53 UTC by Philip Walden
Modified: 2013-01-10 06:03 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2010-12-03 13:27:37 UTC
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here is camera image of trace. (193.98 KB, image/jpeg)
2010-07-06 18:53 UTC, Philip Walden
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Description Philip Walden 2010-07-06 18:53:34 UTC
Created attachment 429856 [details]
here is camera image of trace.

Description of problem:
I have an F11 on an old box 686 athlon with an old nVidia Corporation NV5 [RIVA TNT2/TNT2 Pro] (rev 15) AGP. I am trying to do a network install upgrade to F12.

I cannot get it to display the install menus from the network install disk. I get the initial screen with the install, basic video, repair, etc choices, but after I select the install/upgrade option, I see the CD drive read but the LCD monitor display never appears.

I was able to use this disk on two other computers successfully. I then added the vga=0x318 boot option and I got me to the next set of non-graphical (colored-curses?) windows!

After selecting the keyboard languages, it displayed a selection box to choose the upgrade of the F11 installation. I selected the upgrade, and then it asked which NIC to enable for the network install. That appeared to work. It output a message about starting NetworkManager and but then a Kernel Panic and crash trace flashed up the screen.

I could not get the whole trace as most of it scrolled up and out the screen. but here is camera image of it below. Sorry, had to crunch and rotate it to get the forum uploader to take it.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F12 network install

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. From F12 network install boot screen select the install/upgrade option, press TAB to modify boot
2. append vga=0x318 to boot options, press continue
3. select the keyboard language, Press continue
4. choose the upgrade of the F11 installation, press continue
5. select the only eth0 for initialization, press continue
6. see output of a message about starting NetworkManager and but then a Kernel Panic and crash trace flashes up the screen.
Actual results:
Kernel Panic and crash trace flashes up the screen.

Expected results:
Expect to see next install screen

Additional info:
photo of screen dump

Comment 1 Philip Walden 2010-07-07 20:24:26 UTC
After considerable sleuthing about, if I added nomodeset vga=0x318 to the F12 network install boot options, I was then able to get past the kernel panic and install F12. So it must have something to do with the nouveau kernel driver crashing.

Subsequent boots on the F12 shows nouveau having problems. I opened a new bug on this problem.https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=612301 on this.

I also tried the F13 network install disk, but I could not get the F13 network install to go beyond the install/upgrade screen, even with the nomodeset vga=0x318 options added.

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2010-11-03 12:23:36 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2010-12-03 13:27:37 UTC
Fedora 12 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2010-12-02. Fedora 12 is 
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