|Summary:||Installer hangs on 486dx-33 at "Loading initrd.img...."|
|Product:||[Retired] Red Hat Linux||Reporter:||rivers|
|Component:||installer||Assignee:||Matt Wilson <msw>|
|Status:||CLOSED CURRENTRELEASE||QA Contact:|
|Fixed In Version:||Doc Type:||Bug Fix|
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|Last Closed:||1999-03-26 02:02:41 UTC||Type:||---|
|oVirt Team:||---||RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:|
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Description rivers 1999-02-07 18:16:20 UTC
I'm trying to install on a Gateway 2000, 486dx-33 16meg with builtin (on the motherboard) VGA and IDE controllers. Initially, all I got after pressing return at Boot: was Loading initrd.img....Boot failed After disabling the "128K Cache" (it's not clear exactly what that is) - I was able to get past that. Now, I get: Boot: Loading initrd.img..... and a hang. I've waited overnight to ensure it was actually a system hang. Furthermore, I've made several floppies - to guarantee that the floppy was OK - and went as far as physically changing the floppy drive. I'm guessing it's hanging during a probe of some kind... but I don't know how to determine that. I've disabled everything in the machine, it has no serial or printer ports enabled... and... I've removed all cards. This is basically a processor, 16 meg of memory, a keyboard and VGA card, floppy and IDE controller. As I'm in Raleigh - I'd be happy to stop by with the machine for a demonstration.
Comment 1 Matt Wilson 1999-03-13 21:25:59 UTC
Could you please try the boot.img from ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/i386/images. If that boots then your computer will be supported in the next release.
Comment 2 Matt Wilson 1999-03-26 02:02:59 UTC
Closing bug from lack of activity