Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64759
installation hangs after monitor detection
Last modified: 2006-02-21 13:48:53 EST
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Description of problem:
On a Compaq Proliant 1850R (dual P3 550Mhz, cpqarray RAID), the installer hangs
shortly after displaying the monitor detection message. The installer correctly
detects a ViewSonic G550 LCD monitor, but I doubt this has much to do with the
It doesn't matter whether text or GUI installation mode is used. 'noprobe'
doesn't help either.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Place RHL 7.3 disc in drive
2. Boot machine
3. Attempt to install
Actual Results: The machine froze completely. Even keyboard numlock no longer
Expected Results: I should have been presented with the first question screen
of the installation process.
I tried it a few times, switching to other virtual consoles before the hang, in
order to see if there were useful messages there. Nothing I saw seemed to hint
at what is going wrong.
Please try the attachment and the instructions in bug 64827.
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.
Maybe best to close this one down, since people are tracking this on the other
ID, but I'd recommend a re-evaluation of the 'NOTABUG' classification, because,
well, it *is* a bug. Pretty blatant/repeatable, too. NOTABUG seems to imply
that an investigation of the situation showed it to be not a bug .. which is a
bit off of the mark.
I think a DUPE setting may better serve the issue and better describe it, if
you're anxious to close out the HIGH priority incident in favour of the NORMAL
priority one. Considering the number of ProLiant 1600/1850 systems that are out
there and experience this problem (all of them), it may be significant enough to
warrant the HIGH priority.
It's keeping MY test/port lab locked down at RHL 7.2, anyway, and that's a
goodly bunch of boxes.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.