Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64576
Installer halts after formatting drive and before completely loading install image.
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:42:28 EDT
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Description of problem:
Installing to a new Western Digital WD600 (60 Gig) hard drive. The same system has been running 7.1 on older, smaller drive (removed). Installer
halts either imediately after formatting partitions or while "loading install image".
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot from CD.
2. Select "server" option.
3. Select default values for all other choices.
4. Minimum install - only "Classic X" selected
Actual Results: Systems halts, sometimes ejecting CD, sometimes prompting for anacdump floppy.
Expected Results: Normal install.
MD5SUM values on ISO images match.
Similar problems occured when attempting install from boxed set of 7.2 CDs.
Created attachment 56624 [details]
Did you check the md5sum with the 'linux mediacheck' option for the installer?
I'm having the same problem. I did a mediacheck, and the installer said that my
CD passed. I'm trying to install 7.3 on a K6-2 350MHz with 128MB RAM, a Sony
CD-RW drive, and an 8GB Maxtor hard drive. No floppy drive.
The system hangs hard every time. I can't switch to any other VTs, get the CAPS
LOCK or NUM LOCK lights to come on or use CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot the machine. I
have to do a hard reset.
I forgot to mention that I'm doing a text install if that makes any difference.
I've installed graphically with the same media before with no problems, but it
wasn on different hardware.
Using the "nomce" kernel command-line option on a hunch from bug #64939 (and a
peek around the kernel source code to see what it does) seemed to fix my
problem. Install continued on past the boot image transfer just fine with that
Ah good to know, thanks!
I experience a similar problem. Am attempting install of RH7.3 on a Dell
Dimension V (PII-400, 512mb RAM). I checked media, it passes.
- hda is IDE drive with win98, don't want to mess with it at all
- machine has SIIG AP-40 UltraSCSI controller. Attached is Micropolis drive
from my late lamented web server with rh7.2 installed (for an adaptec
controller) on narrow and on external ultra connector are 4 ultra wide seagate
23Gb disks. sdb is blank, target of install; sdc, sdd, sde are precious data
in a RAID0 array not to be touched by install.
I run through all setup and get 5 minutes into installing packages and stops
dead -- no VTs, no console response no ctrl-alt-del.
I tried the scsi cdrw drive from the web server, that doesn't work any better
(attached also to internal narrow bus, having removed ATAPI CDROM drive).
I saw this bug and tried ide=nodma , no joy
tried nomce -- no joy.
During partition edit, linux complains about drive geometry. I have already
booted from cd with
linux nomce sdb=22130,64,32
but it complains anyway.
At this time, my e-mail service is down with the machine.
Alternate is firstname.lastname@example.org