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21st October 2009, 09:27 AM
Mother board ASUS M2N8-Vmx
AND 64 Althon processor
2 Gb RAM
When I try to install F12 on to the hard drive either from a install DVD or LIVE CD it gets to where it is searching for storage devices and crashes. New seen anything like this before even on the saem machine.
I that tried adding noacpi to the boot like with no effect.
Tried to save the erroe file but can not find it as it appears to not have written anyhere.
any ideas please.
ps I noticve todat ther ewas a new release a couple of days ago so perhaps i need to try that
21st October 2009, 10:03 AM
I've got the same issue some time ago with a Western Digital hdd. The solution was to put the hdd on "CABLE SELECT" mode.
Hope this will work.
21st October 2009, 11:15 PM
the beta came out yesterday, yep. If you were trying an earlier release, try that one.
Otherwise, please file a bug, with details of the crash. Thanks!
22nd October 2009, 06:37 AM
I faced the same issue of crashing at the Storage Device Selection page. I have an acer laptop.Have you filed a bug? I filed one here, however it is not yet assigned.
24th October 2009, 09:05 AM
I have a similar issue. in fact is semms to be the same as NLS reported.
My system is;
AMD Athlon 64 processor
ASUS mother board M2N8-VMX
1 GB ram
80GB SATA hard drive
DVD player writer Dual layer
With memory card readers etc on the USB port.
I can run the FEDORA 12 live CD (first release) ok except when I try to install it to the hard disk. It get to the screen saying : "searching for storage devices" and crashes with a report.
I have removed the floppy and tried again
I have removed the memory cards reader from the USB and every time it get to the saem location in the install onto the hard disk and crashes.
I then downloaded the latest Alpha release of Fedroa 12 and find it does exactly the same thing.
This time I manager to save and find the log file.
I have attached the file to see if any one can make out what is going wrong.
This is the very first instance i have had of any issue installing any of the fedora releases
Hoping you can help
Kernel failure message 1:
------------[ cut here ]------------
WARNING: at net/sched/sch_generic.c:219 dev_watchdog+0xfe/0x15d()
Hardware name: System Product Name
NETDEV WATCHDOG: eth0 (atl1): transmit timed out
Modules linked in: nfsd lockd nfs_acl auth_rpcgss exportfs vboxnetflt vboxdrv sunrpc nf_conntrack_ftp ip6t_REJECT nf_conntrack_ipv6 ip6table_filter ip6_tables ipv6 cpufreq_ondemand powernow_k8 freq_table dm_multipath uinput ppdev snd_hda_intel snd_seq_dummy snd_seq_oss snd_seq_midi_event snd_seq snd_seq_device nvidia(P) k8temp floppy hwmon snd_pcm_oss pcspkr snd_mixer_oss snd_pcm atl1 mii snd_timer snd_page_alloc snd_hwdep snd pata_amd soundcore usb_storage parport_pc parport i2c_nforce2 i2c_core ata_generic pata_acpi sata_nv [last unloaded: scsi_wait_scan]
Pid: 0, comm: swapper Tainted: P 188.8.131.52-170.2.56.fc10.x86_64 #1
Oct 20 07:01:47 Eng-1 kernel: Call Trace:
<IRQ> [<ffffffff81041713>] warn_slowpath+0xac/0xd5
[<ffffffff81031162>] ? resched_task+0x52/0x8c
[<ffffffff813337ec>] ? _spin_unlock_irqrestore+0x27/0x3e
[<ffffffff8103a67d>] ? try_to_wake_up+0x271/0x283
[<ffffffffa041091d>] ? _nv009865rm+0x3f/0x54 [nvidia]
[<ffffffff8103a69c>] ? default_wake_function+0xd/0xf
[<ffffffff810554e6>] ? autoremove_wake_function+0x11/0x38
[<ffffffff8105ad76>] ? getnstimeofday+0x54/0xb0
[<ffffffff81031f55>] ? __wake_up_common+0x46/0x76
[<ffffffff813335f2>] ? _spin_lock+0x9/0xc
[<ffffffff81052681>] ? __queue_work+0x35/0x3e
[<ffffffff812b891d>] ? dev_watchdog+0x0/0x15d
[<ffffffff8105cef2>] ? clockevents_program_event+0x73/0x7c
<EOI> [<ffffffff81025706>] ? native_safe_halt+0x6/0x8
[<ffffffff810172ff>] ? need_resched+0x1e/0x28
[<ffffffff810173e4>] ? default_idle+0x2a/0x4c
[<ffffffff81017534>] ? c1e_idle+0x120/0x127
[<ffffffff81336704>] ? atomic_notifier_call_chain+0x13/0x15
[<ffffffff8100f2a7>] ? cpu_idle+0xb2/0x10b
[<ffffffff8132046d>] ? rest_init+0x61/0x63
Oct 20 07:01:47 Eng-1 kernel: ---[ end trace b7584acf59285f96 ]---
24th October 2009, 05:08 PM
could you guys just take a picture - y'know, with a camera - of the screen when the installer crashes? I want to see what issue each of you is having, and whether they're the same...thanks!
24th October 2009, 05:31 PM
Grs63 says about the crash that happens during installation when it is about to find Storage devices. I guess that is pretty much similar to what myself and NLS found. Tthe bug i filed has been closed as duplicate and this is the bug report that is being looked at.
24th October 2009, 06:48 PM
Update: I booted to the live CD again, didn't play with NM and just selected the option to install and it installed o.k. I chose custom layout, selected mount points for /dev/sda6 (/boot) and /dev/sda7 (/) and all went pretty well. Did a yum update, rebooted and Firefox kept telling me no server found; but after I added the OpenDNS IP to /etc/hosts.allow I could finally ping successfully to google. So I used the about:config in Firefox, set network.dns.disableIPv6 to true, and then it brought me here. Yay!
I booted to the F12-Beta-x86_64-Live CD ok, but there was no network connection. I opened a terminal and tried the command I saw on another thread, nm-applet --sm-disable but that just returned an error message and I still couldn't connect. I tried un-selecting the 'enable networking' -- still get message no server found. Re-enable networking; same thing (eth0)
ifconfig showed the correct IP address. I know, that's off-topic to this thread but the rest of it goes in this thread.
Since the thread I read last night about Network Manager issues appears to have been resolved with an update, I thought I'd try installing to hard drive.
After I double-clicked on the install icon, it clocked a bit, and a ! in an orange triangle showed up on the top panel; when I clicked it it said 'A crash in package anaconda-12.38-1.fc12 has been detected'. Since I couldn't get online the report wouldn't send, and I didn't see any way to save the file (I have a shared data partition I could have saved it to), and I tried to cut & paste to a gedit document but there wasn't a way to do that.
My system: AMD phenom 8650 triple core 2.3ghz, 2gb of ram, 250gb WD hard drive, Nvidia GeForce 6150SE nforce 430 video card, Acer X193W (1440x900) monitor. It has a DVD-rw drive and an ethernet adapter (I can provide particulars if needed, from my boot log?)
I did try fussing with the eth0 settings a bit before I tried the install, I tried to tell it to use the OpenDNS IP and then Network Manager crashed. I may try again later without fussing with the NM and I'll report back if anaconda doesn't crash again.
24th October 2009, 07:37 PM
i guess my issue is the same bug http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showthread.php?t=232456
the crash happens on another system as well, as soon you try to open the custom layout page, i used a live-usb drive as well as the live-cd to test. hope this get fixed soon ; ;
27th October 2009, 03:20 AM
ciaw: did you set the locale to something other than U.S. English before you tried to install from the live CD, by any chance?
If you did, the crash you saw is probably https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=528317 . Workaround - use en-US locale to install.
29th October 2009, 10:25 AM
Still can not get either the live CD or the install Alpha DVD to install. DVD starts, Shows anaconda installer 12.15. Askes to check the DVD media, That is ok, Goes off to start the install, asks about the the language and keyboard. I choose the English defaults US keyboard (default).
then it advises that this is an Alpha version and do I want to install anyway, clicjk install. say is is searching for the storage devices
Then I get a message about a bug, save file or debug.
The file like mine was posted above by GRS63.
Then I get a black screen for ever with a mouse icon and a little circle going round an round.
The work around suggested in bug 517260 of adding "nompath" is not working for me.
I will see if I can down load one of the nightly builds as suggests but my download speed is limited ans i may have to wait till next month as I have exceeded my limit this month
29th October 2009, 09:00 PM
We're past the beta release now, so testing with the Alpha isn't very useful unfortunately, but thanks for trying. Sorry about the bandwidth situation, that must be a pain. If you could test with the Beta or a nightly live CD once you've got some bandwidth, that'd be great.
2nd November 2009, 11:16 AM
Thanks for the assistance.
This time I downloaded the beta version 64 bit. and it installs ok.
it was also pleasing to see the floppy icon appearing in the "computer" folder.
However if I click on the icon I get the following owing message
UNABLE TO MOUNT LOCATION
NO MEDIA IN DRIVE.
Tried several floppy media all of which I know are good.
I was hopping upon hop that the issues witht eh floppy would have been fixed this time.
I also noticed that if i go to the "Filebrowser" and click or double click on the floppy entry noting happens.
Any clues or do we need to raise another bug?
2nd November 2009, 01:42 PM
In my case i cannot boot fedora 12 in any way. I tried live-cd, usb-live, installing fedora 12 with a net install cd (install is OK, but no booting) , updating fedora 12(rawhide) from fedora 11. My laptop (Toshiba A300D (http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/innovation/jsp/SUPPORTSECTION/discontinuedProductPage.do?service=EU&BV_UseBVCookie=yes&PRODUCT_ID=1058024#0)) always hangs on boot when the logo appears. I tried booting without graphics and i get a blank screen (only a cursor that does not blink). I also notice that during this hang the cpu is getting really hot.
2nd November 2009, 06:21 PM
nls45: sounds like a bug report issue to me. Does /dev/fd0 exist? Does it work if you mount it manually the old-skool way at a console?
nparafe: your issue is clearly different, could you please start a new thread or (even better) bug report? Thanks.
3rd November 2009, 08:24 AM
AdamW thanks for your assistance on this.
I have done some checks;
Yes there is a file /dev/fd0. There is also the following in /dev/
Now if I click on he floppy icom in "computer" the light on the drive comes on, a window then says "opening floppy drive"
then I get a the message "unable to mount location, no media in drive"
If I do to "places" and in the drop down menu click on floppy the light on the drive comes on and then nothing.
If i go to "Appliocations/System tools/file browser" and click on the "floppy" just nothing happens at all. no light on on the drive and nothing.
If i open Appliocations/System tools/Disk Utility and click on the "Floppy Drive" item it shows in the right of teh screen
No media detected
SMART is not available
No media detected
to Format or edit media, insert it into the drive and wait a few seconds
There was a known disk in the drive at the time, if you click on deteect media the drives light comes on and that is that with no change shown in the status ie i still shows 'no media"
I then put an entry in the /ect/fstab file for the floppy, set up a folder for it as mnt/disk
did the mount command and the floppy mounted and I can do a "LS" to list the files on the floppy in a terminal.
Can you suggest anyhing as to where to go from here? The last time I did not have any troubles with the floppy was in F8.
It may seem srange but I need to have the floppy working because of one particular package and set of test equipment. I can get everything else to work on the linux platform with this gear and since it is sooooo expensive to change the tst gear getting the floppy to work is by far the best option. I am sure there are others who need it as well judging by the comments in various places.
I also need to use the floppy to load a particular pacakge into virtualbox. I can not use n image drive because of copy protection and I need to change the floppy disk during the installation.
These are teh reason why I am so keen to get the floppy working
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