Bug#538898: Squeeze install hangs at "Setting console to Unicode"
On Monday 27 July 2009, Felix Zielcke wrote:
> Am Montag, den 27.07.2009, 22:11 +0200 schrieb Felix Zielcke:
> > Am Montag, den 27.07.2009, 14:29 -0500 schrieb David A. Greene:
> > > Boot of any install method freezes after the message "Setting
> > > console to Unicode" appears. Immediately prior to the message the
> > > screen flashes and all previous text disappears. Thus only the
> > > "Setting console" message is visible after the hanng.
> > >
> > > This is with an NVidia GTX 285 if that matters.
> > I have the same problem with current daily amd64 and i386 with VMware
> > Workstation Beta.
> > The graphical installer works fine, just not text mode.
> Joey just told me to use nopat kernel option and it worked.
If you want to get this fixed, the best thing is to file a bug against the
kernel upstream in http://bugzilla.kernel.org/.