Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 89485
installer hangs when presenting the graphical screen
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:53:15 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:0.9.9) Gecko/20020408
Description of problem:
I have tried to install rh linux 8 and 9 without success on my machine. RH 7.3
installs fine. The installation freezes after it presents its first graphical
screen. This is the screen where it says CDROM Found and should it proceed to
check the CD. I have tried the options linux text, linux lowres,linux
resolution=640x480 without success. Can you pls assist.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.I boot my laptop from the CDROM drive, with the rh linux 9.0 cd in the drive.
Actual Results: it freezes at the graphical screen.
What video card and monitor are you using?
I am using a ATI RS200M Radeon video card. The monitor is part of my Compaq Evo
What is the native resolution of the LCD? I would recommend using that as the
argument to 'resolution='.
The native resolution of my Compaq, according to Compaq, is 1024x768. I tried
loaded rh 9.0 with the argument 'linux resolution=1024x768' and the same problem
Could you try (with RHL 9) 'linux text nofb skipddc'?
I have tried 'linux text nofb skipddc' on RHL 9 and the same result occurs i.e.
the installer hangs.
Is it an option to turn off "USB Legacy Emulation" in your BIOS? Sometimes that
has helped with these hangs.
THANK YOU.....Turning off the BIOS option works!
Glad it helped. Some BIOSes need a little love.