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Bug 87673 - Loader hangs at language selection screen
Summary: Loader hangs at language selection screen
Alias: None
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: i686
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Arjan van de Ven
QA Contact: Brian Brock
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2003-04-01 03:37 UTC by Elliot Peele
Modified: 2007-04-18 16:52 UTC (History)
0 users

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-09-30 15:40:43 UTC

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Description Elliot Peele 2003-04-01 03:37:36 UTC
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.7 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20030131

Description of problem:
When trying to install from the floppy images, the cds, or using the isolinux
kernel and initrd with grub the loader hangs at the language selection screen.
This is on a Dell Precision 350 N Series with P4 3.06GHz HT. With the cd it
hangs at the begin test the cds screen. I have tried this HT turned on and HT
tured off with the same results.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. choose a boot method
2. boot
3. watch loader hang

Actual Results:  loader hangs

Expected Results:  loader shouldn't hang

Additional info:

Comment 1 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-02 20:01:05 UTC
Are you using a USB or PS/2 keyboard. Apparently some of these machines will not
work properly with PS/2 keyboards and the loader.

Comment 2 Elliot Peele 2003-04-02 22:44:02 UTC
I'm using a ps/2 keyboard. After talking with msw and katzj last night found
that this hardware doesn't have a real ps2 controller. If you boot with nousb it
works though.

Comment 3 Michael Fulbright 2003-04-02 22:55:53 UTC
To clarify - it works with a ps/2 keyboard if you boot with nousb?

Comment 4 Elliot Peele 2003-04-02 23:18:28 UTC
yes it works with a ps/2 keyboard and mouse when you boot nousb.

Comment 5 Bugzilla owner 2004-09-30 15:40:43 UTC
Thanks for the bug report. However, Red Hat no longer maintains this version of
the product. Please upgrade to the latest version and open a new bug if the problem

The Fedora Legacy project ( maintains some older releases, 
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