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Old 07-30-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Angry ALL fedora11 cd/dvd freezing at install


My Fedora 11 install review:

The system (cd2, 7600gs, 2gb ram) boots ok from any live cd/dvd. Then it show a nice window with a (3 colored flashing forward motion) tollbar at the bottom.

So far so good: no questions to answer, the Dvd is speaning out loud. 2 min later the screen go into verbose mode.

After a dozen of written lines, the drive noise gradually extinguishes, its light turn off, the b&w verbose screen dies and Pc looks like dead too. Could be there like this until next day, nothing happen.

So, alt/ctrl/del!! Cd/dvd (liteon) eject and pc reboots. This is really CRAZZY.

Lately I'v been trying many different distribution and this never happened.

It's equal with any of the many cd/dvd's, window manager's, 32/64 bit. I did try last week, 2weeks before, today.... and did also try fedora Omega but is the same end.

I wonder if this is just me, missing some Fedora fundamental or if it did happen to some of you. I browsed and searched but this is like an uncommon issue.

Last edited by nillbugs; 07-31-2009 at 08:16 AM. Reason: added tags + icon
 
Old 07-31-2009, 06:55 PM   #2
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you do know that fedora is a TESTING distro and not everything may work .
there is a bug in anaconda for reformatting the drive to ext4 .On some systems it just locks up .
The sound is broken on the install dvd ( for some people but not all )

also if you have a built in ATI chip on the mobo ( or it is a laptop) a work around is needed for some chips
a workaround is also needed for some intel "3d" chips on laptops

should i go on ....
 
Old 08-01-2009, 01:13 PM   #3
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you do know that fedora is a TESTING distro and not everything may work .
there is a bug in anaconda for reformatting the drive to ext4 .On some systems it just locks up .
The sound is broken on the install dvd ( for some people but not all )

also if you have a built in ATI chip on the mobo ( or it is a laptop) a work around is needed for some chips
a workaround is also needed for some intel "3d" chips on laptops

should i go on ....


Thank's John VV.

Yes, that's true. I've been also through the Fedora forums and I'm no doubt that F 11 will work for some, others may find a work around, I'm sure a few will give-up. I've posted here and at fedora forums and could not find a hint. What would you recommend: filling and submit a bug form? I'v been across dozens of F 11 install issues. This one is unique, don't know why.

let's put here my sys specs

mb: gigabyte
chipset: intel 965 P
cpu: intel E 6300
ram: 2 x 1Mb ddr2 800 (kit)
gpu: nvidia 7600 gs
hd1: sata 300 gb
hd2 ata 40 gb
optical drive: liteon
modem: vodafone usb mobile HSDPA
- (huawei: works ok with last version of networkmanager)

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Old 08-01-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
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So you've got a newer nVidia GPU which may not be supported by the FOSS nouveau driver that's used by the X server when a nVidia GPU is detected. Try booting with the xdriver=vesa option.
 
  


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