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Bug 68803 - Installer hangs when loading any partition selection
Installer hangs when loading any partition selection
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity medium
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Assigned To: Arjan van de Ven
Brock Organ
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Reported: 2002-07-14 13:15 EDT by Pat Lamb
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
2 users (show)

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Last Closed: 2003-06-05 14:01:08 EDT
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Description Pat Lamb 2002-07-14 13:15:20 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/4.77 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.2.17 i586)

Description of problem:
When installing limbo, the installer hangs when loading any of the partitioning
tools -- fdisk, disk druid, or auto.  CD is inactive, disk light is active for
>45 minutes.  Keyboard is locked, requires power-off to reset.  Occurs in
graphical and text installs.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Start install (graphical or text).
2.  Select workstation install.
3.  Choose any of the partition options and hit "next."

Actual Results:  No additional output.  CD drive light goes off in about 10
seconds, hard drive light stays on.

Expected Results:  Additional information about drives and partitions expected.

Additional info:

(From Windows hardware profile)
Compaq with Award BIOS v 4.51, AMD-K6 processor
SiS 5513 Dual PCI IDE controller
2 hard disks, 8 and 4 GB
Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2002-07-17 16:52:37 EDT
Any ideas Arjan, it sounds like a kernel issue.

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