Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 98065
Install hangs on a Pro-Star laptop with a sis630 chipset
Last modified: 2013-11-04 12:24:58 EST
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Description of problem:
When you boot the cdrom to install V9.0 on a Pro-Star series 2200 laptop, the cd
boots and after intering a carrage return the display will look fine and then
hang with the display 3/4 blue in color. Thw V8.0 and 7.X products installed
proply using a "mem=xxxM" optionas this unit shares system memery with the display.
What you changed in the install from 8.0 to 9.0 has totaly broken the install on
Machine is a Intel Pentum III 1Gh processor
20GB EIDE disk drive
LCD 1024x768 display
Currently running V8.0 with no problems.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
boot and install from a known good cdrom distrubution
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Boot the cdrom.
2.enter any option and hit return.
3.Hangs before it runs anaconda
Actual Results: You may call it the blue screen of death.
Expected Results: Install and or upgrage from V8.0 to 9.0
Have you tried installing using 'linux text'?
A text install will not work ether. The problem is not with the X-Server
drivers as the server never get to the point in the install where it would be
allowed to start. So the answer is "Yes" and text failed the same.
Could you try 'nofb' as well?
Sorry but I do not understand what nofb is?
I apologize. Try booting with
linux nofb text
on the command line.
The 'nofb' option disables the framebuffer mode which might be causing a problem
with your video hardware. It won't affect your install, however, as framebuffer
is just need for certain install languages.
And the magic option was "nofb".
This resolved the install problem.
It also workes in Graphics mode as well as text mode with htis option.
Your video adapter doesn't support the standard vga16 mode, then... there's not
much we can do other than continue to provide the 'nofb' option as a workaround
for broken hardware