Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 76487
Installer Hangs the Portable
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:47:52 EDT
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Description of problem:
Fails to Install Red Hat 8.0
I am also interestd in this resoulution.
It looks like I get futher, but the laptop still hangs... and I mean HANGS !!!
Last line in the [F3] :
no firewire controller found
last line in the normal screen :
Mount cache hash table entries:2048 (order: 2, 16382 bytes)
System: 128MB, Fuj HD MHC2040AT, S3 Inc Graphics, Tosh CD Rom XM-1802B, Intel
HDD Controller 82371 AB/EB PCI, Standard PCMCIA CArd Modem, Standard 10/100
PCMCIA Ethernet Card (MRi model)(Not supported according to the installer, but
tried without it in to no avail), Tex Instruments 1250 Card Bux Controller,
USB 82371 AB/EB PCI to USB Univ Host Contoroller... All according to Win2000.
It DID report that could not enable APIC, but so what...
I have tried ALL the option in the back of the installation guide.. and I mean
all.. from askmethod to text so dont go there...
One thing.. if you tell it mem=128M (which it has) it hangs aftre the Memory
Antother thing I notice: The CD rom does not seem tospin up fast enough and it
sometimes says could not find kernal at the beginning.. never had a probelm
with the CD ROM under Windoze. Seems ok to boot once it gets going and loads
MIGHT be relevant ?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
Actual Results: Hangs
Expected Results: Installs
Support gave up and suggested I post a bug here.
It would really help to know which options you're tried.
I would try 'nousb nofirewire' if you havent already.
i tried all of them but very few combinations.
Have tried your suggestion and hangs in the same place.
Just give me an installer with debug and we might find out what is failing ??
Managed to "get in" and find out what one of the other screens was saying:
Last msgs on screen:
<4>Unable to identify CD-ROM format.
<4>VFS: Can't find ext2 filesystems on dev loop(7,0)
<6>md: raid0 personality registered as nr 2
The can't identify CD-ROM format is worrying...
No unfortunately not all hw is compatible with Linux.
If you purchased your CDs you may be able to get a refund.