Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89482
Failed to boot from the installation floppy boot disk
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:15 EDT
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Description of problem:
I have a dual-PIII 800MHz PC running RH 8.0 and I am trying to
upgrade it to RH 9. The PC fails to boot from the installation
floppy boot diskette. It hangs after the "/sbin/loader" process.
The "Language" selection screen is displayed but the keyboard
has no response. The screen changes to strange colors.
I've tried different options, like "text", "nousb", "skipddc", ...
but all have the same problem
However, the PC can boot from RH 8.0 installation diskette and
it has been running ok on RH 8.0.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Create an installation floppy boot disk
2.Boot from the floppy disk
3.Enter "linux text", "linux nousb", or "linux skipddc"
Actual Results: Hangs at the "Language Selection" screen, after the "/sbin/loader"
Expected Results: Select a language to install.
Do you have a PS/2 or USB keyboard?
What model is the PC?
Created attachment 91267 [details]
Output from 'dmesg' running RH 8.0
This is the output from 'dmesg' when this PC is running RH 8.0.
The PC has PS/2 keyboard and mouse, but no USB device attached. I've tried to
boot it using 'nousb' but it doesn't help. The PC has been working fine for
RH 7.2 and 8.0 but no RH 9.
The PC has motherboard from Gigabyte (model 6VXD7), please see the URL:
I've attached a text file containing the 'dmesg' output while this PC is
running RH 8.0
Does your BIOS have a 'USB legacy emulation' option? You might try disabling it.
Closing due to inactivity - please reopen if you have additional information to add.