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Bug 8129 - Upgrading Thinkpad 770Z has problems with display
Summary: Upgrading Thinkpad 770Z has problems with display
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: installer
Version: 6.1
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jay Turner
QA Contact:
Depends On:
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Reported: 2000-01-03 05:02 UTC by Darren Rivey
Modified: 2015-01-07 23:40 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2000-02-24 18:17:39 UTC

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Description Darren Rivey 2000-01-03 05:02:45 UTC
I am trying to upgrade a IBM Thinkpad 770Z from Redhat Linux 6.0 (fully
functional) to Redhat Linux 6.1.  The IBM Thinkpad has an unmodified
version of Redhat Linux 6.0 installed with a working XFree86 configuration
file using the SVGA X-Windows software.

I am using the most recent boot disk images (boot-RHEA-1999:044.img) and
the Redhat Linux 6.1 Standard Disk 1 in the CDROM drive.

The install stops before the X-Windows graphical display can start the
upgrade process.

pressing <ctrl><alt>F2 displays "bash#" where I can see that an X-Windows
session is runnint on tty1.

pressing <ctrl><alt>F3 displays logging details
pressing <ctrl><alt>F4 displays logging details

It is possible, on tty1, to kill the X-Windows setup by using
<ctrl><alt><backspace> and then restart the computer.

What information can I provide to help resolve this installation?

Comment 1 Jay Turner 2000-02-24 18:17:59 UTC
If you are booting the installer with the "linux updates" command and you have
the CDROM in the drive when you boot, then you will indeed get a hang.  The
solution is to boot from the diskette and then wait until prompted to insert the
CDROM.  Please reopen this bug if you are seeing a different issue.

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