Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 97698
Installer hangs on "probing for monitor type"
Last modified: 2007-03-27 00:07:12 EDT
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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?
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Put CD in the drive
3.Hangs on the second screen
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)
Did you try 'nofb' as well?
Not yet,but I will shortly. It might be a compaq chipset and linux kernel
compatibility issue though.
Ok get back to us when you have a chance.
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.
I do not believe we can do much more than recommend text mode installation.