Fedora Core 2 Dell OptiFlex GX260 installation blues
Date: 27 Oct 2004 17:51:09 GMT
I have a rather-standard-configured Dell OptiFlex GX260 on which I've
been happily using Fedora Core 1 for many months. I recently attempted
to upgrade to Fedora Core 2, but cannot run the installer.
When the kernel boots, The system gets as far as
Oops: 0000 [#1]
EIP: 0060:[<c011c77c>] Not tainted
EFLAGS: 00010202 (2.6.5-1.358)
EIP is at __request_resource+0x24/0x41
More stack trace follows, excerpted below:
// seveal lines skipped
Code: 39 70 04 76 0c 89 43 14 31 c0 89 1a 89 4b 10 eb 08 8d 50 14
<6>USB Universal Host Controller Interface driver v2.2
The problem appears to have something to do with the USB controller.
Note that if, in the BIOS (Rev A08 - I upgraded to the most recent
firmware) I disable the USB controller completely, the installation gets
farther (I can get to the text-mode media check) but then a few lines of
text show up in garbage characters and installation again halts.
I tried "linux text", "linux noprobe" to no avail.
The media is fine - the media passes a check on a different computer,
which also gets further in the installation.
Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.