Fedora 8 install gets stuck

Derek Schuurman dschuur at cs.redeemer.ca
Fri Nov 9 22:22:08 UTC 2007

I am installing Fedora 8 on a Toshiba Tecra laptop and the installation 
process gets stuck shortly after the DVD media test. Fedora 7 installed on 
the same laptop without any difficulties.  The media check passes, but the 
message "IRQ #18 Disabled" appears.  Both the graphical and text-mode 
install have the same issue.

After the media test screen, the installation halts on a blue screen with 
the title "Welcome to Fedora for i386" which is empty except for some 
navigation commands on the bottom line of the screen.

By switching to console 3 (ctrl-alt-F3) I can read the INFO messages and 
the last INFO message displayed is as follows:

<time-stamp> INFO   : modules to insert pcmcia_core H*H****************  pcmcia

(note the '*' characters above actually appear as solid "blocks")

I can switch to console 2 (ctrl-alt-F2) and type shell commands so the 
computer is not hung, but the installer seems "stuck". When I list the 
installed modules using "lsmod", the pcmcia modules are not installed. 
Other driver modules (such as SCSI drivers) appear to have loaded 

Any help or suggestions are appreciated.

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