Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64854
text mode installation fails in Targa notebook
Last modified: 2008-03-06 14:57:03 EST
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Description of problem:
text mode installation fails in Targa notebook Trveller 800.
It hangs in text mode welcome page. It just freezes.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. use text mode to install
Actual Results: It hangs.
Have you installed previous Red Hat releases?
*** Bug 64853 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
The machine is installed with Windows XP Professional and Red Hat 7.1
before installing Red Hat 7.3.
/dev/hda1 is Windows XP Pro, 4G
/dev/hda2 is RedHat 7.1, 2G
/dev/hda3 is swap, 256M
I have a PCMCIA network card inserted in the PCMCIA slot. The situation
remains if I unplug the network card.
I have tried to install it from CDROM and from ftp, both fail in Welcome Page.
After the failure, I have to fall back to Red Hat 7.2. The installation is
very smooth. I believe the new installer is buggy.
Before the point where it hands, can you switch to VC3 and VC4 (cntl-alt-f3 and
cntl-alt-f4) and see what messages appear right before it hangs?
yes, when I use ftp installation, I can switch to VC3 and VC4 before the
point it hangs. The message is quite normal except "cannot find ext2 in
device (x,x)". I saw the message in my desktop PC installation. So I think
it should be normal.
When it freezes if you close and open the laptop (or supsend and unsuspend it)
does it help (I know this sounds silly but it has helped in the past)?
Closing due to inactivity, please reopen if you have additional information.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.