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Bug 1342 - random install hang
Summary: random install hang
Alias: None
Product: Gentoo Linux
Classification: Unclassified
Component: [OLD] Core system (show other bugs)
Hardware: x86 Linux
: High blocker (vote)
Assignee: Daniel Robbins (RETIRED)
Depends on:
Reported: 2002-03-25 11:37 UTC by Casey Winans
Modified: 2003-02-04 19:42 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Casey Winans 2002-03-25 11:37:25 UTC
I initally tryed the minimal install cd (build-ix86-1.0_rc6-r17.iso) but it
would just hang my system at different points in the beginning of the install...
I could prolong it (it seems) by constantly pressing keys on the keyboard
(usually I pressed enter alot). I figured I'd try the i586 cd instead to see if
it was a problem with the minimal cd (I did a checksum on the minimal and all
was well so that was an issue), but the i586 hangs too. I couldn't find any
other similar problems while on your site or by searching on google.

I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 with 256M ram, a Sony DVD/CDRW drive, and a 3Com
network card(built-in).
Comment 1 Daniel Robbins (RETIRED) gentoo-dev 2002-03-25 14:43:04 UTC
It's because we have APIC enabled in our kernel (your Inspiron doesn't like 
it).  This will be fixed in the Gentoo 1.0 release, and is a known 
already-reported issue, so I'm marking it as "fixed" even though it isn't 
Comment 2 Matt Adam 2002-04-13 01:22:47 UTC
i think this is still happening on 1.1a.  on my system (athlon 600) it still
hangs randomly.  i can't install gentoo because of it!  if i actually get to the
bootstrap script, at some random point during the build the screen blanks out,
and i can't get it to do anything.  the machine still seems alive, i can ping it
and it still does occasional HD reads (as if it's still building), but the
monitor is forever blank.

i tried booting the kernel on the CD with 'kernel noapic' but it didn't help. 
so i'm back to slackware until this gets fixed!