Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 74836
Be sure to document nofirewire workaround in syslinux
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:59 EDT
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Description of problem:
The installer hangs and system becomes completly panicked Cannot Ctr/alt
function-key to addition screen to provied any more information.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Drop Redhat 8.0 Disc into Sager 8880 notebook cdrom drive
2.Try any of install methods, standard, text, noprobe, expert, etc.
3.Wait for installer to initalize 1394 driver and crash
Actual Results: Installtion freezes up permintally, must do restart.
Expected Results: Instalation should have continued as did with Redhat 7.3
Sager Notebook 8880,
1024 megs ram,
1 firewire port,
pre-existing redhat 7.3 and win xp install dual boot
Please try adding 'nofirewire' to the boot command line for anaconda.
Reporter told me in email that 'nofirewire noprobe' helped.
Need to make sure this is documented.
I am unable to follow the solution you have provided. Specifically it fails
after step 4:
4.press 'enter' and then 'b'
5.issue the command below to disable hardware detection:
chkconfig kudzu off
When I press 'enter' and then 'b' as instructed in step 4 the boot process runs
until I get to the point where the system freezes (i.e. I don't have the
opportunity to enter the commands of step 5.
Your quick response with a workable solution to this matter would be greatly
We don't document nousb in syslinux so I don't think that nofirewire makes sense
either. It's now properly documented in the list of command line options in the
install guide as well as the anaconda list of command line options.