Bug 97698 - Installer hangs on "probing for monitor type"
Summary: Installer hangs on "probing for monitor type"
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: anaconda   
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Version: 9
Hardware: i386 Linux
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Assignee: Michael Fulbright
QA Contact: Mike McLean
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Reported: 2003-06-19 14:15 UTC by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-03-27 04:07 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2003-07-02 20:59:55 UTC
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Description Need Real Name 2003-06-19 14:15:01 UTC
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Description of problem:
The box is a Compaq Proliant 1600, dual CPU (550MH each) PC. When trying to
install red hat linux 9.0 on it, the anaconda install hangs after displaying
"probing for monitor type".  It finds the video card previously (Cirrus Logic
GD544x).  Trying different monitor types does not work.  (was trying the install
with lowres, skippdd, noprobe..no luck)Any suggestions?

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Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put CD in the drive
2.Start installation
3.Hangs on the second screen

Additional info:

Comment 1 Need Real Name 2003-06-19 16:22:48 UTC
Windows NT was running on the box previously and installation was tried on a 
second  box as well, with the same features.
Key Features of the box:
Intel Pentium III platform   
512-KB second level ECC cache standard 
100-MHz GTL Bus Design 
530Mb RAM memory
Two PCI and four shared PCI/ISA slots, (six total slots) 
Compaq 10/100 TX PCI UTP Controller (embedded) on the PCI local bus 
Integrated Dual Channel Wide-Ultra SCSI-3 Adapter 
Support for up to six 1-inch Wide Ultra2 SCSI hot plug drives 
109.2-GB maximum internal storage (internal hot plug drive cage) 
Pre-installed, high speed IDE CD ROM Drive1 
Compaq Insight Manager, SmartStart, Integrated Remote Console (IRC) and 
Automatic Server Recovery-2 (ASR-2) 

Comment 2 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-19 18:32:11 UTC
Did you try 'nofb' as well?

Comment 3 Need Real Name 2003-06-19 19:16:48 UTC
Not yet,but I will shortly.  It might be a compaq chipset and linux kernel 
compatibility issue though.

Comment 4 Michael Fulbright 2003-06-20 16:11:36 UTC
Ok get back to us when you have a chance.

Comment 5 Need Real Name 2003-06-26 14:08:11 UTC
The problem was the incompatibility between the compaq chipset and the linux 
kernel.  Compaq Prolian 1600 can only have Red Hat Linux up to version 7.1. 
Above that the incompatibility exists. I've installed 7.1 successfully though 
the XWindows feature is not happy, we run linux in text mode. 
I'm all set at this point. thanks.

Comment 6 Michael Fulbright 2003-07-02 20:59:55 UTC
I do not believe we can do much more than recommend text mode installation.

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