Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 82722
installer freezes when installing from hdd ( phoebe2 )
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:50:20 EDT
I've installed phoebe2 on 3 systems from hdd, and on two of them ( 1 pentium, 1
duron ) the installer hangs on Welcome to Red Hat Linux screen ( after detecting
video card and monitor ). The ftp install and CD-ROM worked fine. I've checked
the md5 sums of iso images.
I've used 'en' keyboard to make sure it wasn't a problem with it after noticing
on ftp install that in the Welcome screen Enter doesn't active the Ok button,
but Up arrow works as enter on it. On several screens after it the Down arrow
works as enter on buttons ( but usually on selection lists ).
The systems which it hanged on are completly different, even different keyboard
brands. It seems the system was completly frozen, no key was working at all.
Please let me know what other info I should provide, this is very weird.
IDE hard disk drives? If so, does starting the installation with "linux
It still freezes with ide=nodma.
Could you try this:
1) Boot into the ftp install that works
2) Wait till you get to the "Welcome to Red Hat Linux!" screen
3) Put in a floppy in your drive (its going to be ERASED)
4) Switch to VC2 (cntl-alt-f2)
5) mkdosfs /dev/fd0
6) mknod /tmp/a
7) mount /dev/fd0 /tmp/a
8) cp /tmp/syslog /tmp/a
9) umount /tmp/a
10) Goto another machine and attach the syslog file to this but report.
Created attachment 89622 [details]
Now FTP install _seemed_ frozen for 20-30 seconds at the same screen ( not even
keyboard lights toggled when pressing Caps Lock ), but then it started
responding again as usual, so I copied the syslog.
Tried hdd install again, waited for about a minute, also pressed lots of keys,
it _seems_ frozen.
this looks the same bug as bug #82855 - no mouse detected freezes keyboard. I
don't have another mouse to test it, but it must be that.
Please close if syslog looks ok for you. Thanks!
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 82855 ***