Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 65342
Installer hangs immediatly, getting a black screen
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
When I want to install the Redhat 7.3, the Installer hangs ... getting a black
screen. The system gets to "uncompressing kernel, booting linux "... and drops
If I pass to the kernel text to install in a text mode, The screen don't become
black, but it is frozen, and I have to power off.
I have also tried to set the noathlon argument with no success.
The probleme is also reproductible in the Redhat 7.2.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Boot CDROM
Actual Results: The kernel hangs at boot
Expected Results: Booting the kernel
Thw PC is a Packard Bell with a MSI motherboard (MS-6511).
My PC is : Packard Bell Imedia
- AMD Athlon 1.4GHz
- Motherboard "Explorer" from Packard-Bell (MSI : MS-6511)
- Chipset VIA KM133: VT8365A Northbridge (AGP,PCI) and VT686B
Southbridge (IDE,USB) (BIOS recently upgraded)
- ATIRadeonVE 32MB
Onboard S3 Savage4 pro integreted video
I have read on newsgroup problems with KL133/KM133 motherboards who use the
integrated on-board video that makes some problems with some kernels, a pacth
has been, I think.
Maybe it is the problem ?
If you think it's the video card you can do the following:
on the syslinux prompt (very first screen) where xxx is the amount of memory you
have (in megabytes) minus 32
I have the same problem on a NEC powermate VL3
AMD athlon 1.4 Ghz
I tried with the on-board video chipset, and with a mattrox card, same problem
the install work with a redhat 7.1