Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 75611
Installer hangs, stops responding
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:26 EDT
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Description of problem:
When doing a fresh install of RedHat 8 on a generic Athlon clone box, the
installer hangs consistently after transferring the installation image (but
before installing packages).
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Load Redhat 8.0 CD 1 into machine
2. Enter any values into initial installer dialogs
Actual Results: In graphical mode, the installer hangs. Switching to another
VT and back again fails to redraw the widgets, although their background colors
are visible. In text mode, the installer hangs immediately after the
"Tranferring installation image to hard drive" dialog and I get... a blue screen
with no widgets.
Expected Results: I imagine the packages would begin installing at that point.
The machine is a 950MHz Athlon thunderbird with 384MB of RAM and a generic 52x
cdrom drive. The hard drive is an 8GB IDE Seagate. Verifying the media in that
machine using that 52x cdrom drive gives me a passing result.
Can you also verify that your machine passes memtest86 (available from
Closing due to inactivity. Please reopen if you have additional information to
add to this report.
Changed to 'CLOSED' state since 'RESOLVED' has been deprecated.