Bug 8129 - Upgrading Thinkpad 770Z has problems with display
Upgrading Thinkpad 770Z has problems with display
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Jay Turner
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Reported: 2000-01-03 00:02 EST by Darren Rivey
Modified: 2015-01-07 18:40 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 13:17:39 EST
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Description Darren Rivey 2000-01-03 00:02:45 EST
I am trying to upgrade a IBM Thinkpad 770Z from Redhat Linux 6.0 (fully
functional) to Redhat Linux 6.1.  The IBM Thinkpad has an unmodified
version of Redhat Linux 6.0 installed with a working XFree86 configuration
file using the SVGA X-Windows software.

I am using the most recent boot disk images (boot-RHEA-1999:044.img) and
the Redhat Linux 6.1 Standard Disk 1 in the CDROM drive.

The install stops before the X-Windows graphical display can start the
upgrade process.

pressing <ctrl><alt>F2 displays "bash#" where I can see that an X-Windows
session is runnint on tty1.

pressing <ctrl><alt>F3 displays logging details
pressing <ctrl><alt>F4 displays logging details

It is possible, on tty1, to kill the X-Windows setup by using
<ctrl><alt><backspace> and then restart the computer.

What information can I provide to help resolve this installation?
Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-24 13:17:59 EST
If you are booting the installer with the "linux updates" command and you have
the CDROM in the drive when you boot, then you will indeed get a hang.  The
solution is to boot from the diskette and then wait until prompted to insert the
CDROM.  Please reopen this bug if you are seeing a different issue.

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