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Old 10-30-2008, 07:12 AM   #1
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FC9 Install issues on Acer Desktop


I have a dual core Intel machine, M1640 and I can not get the FC9 to install at all.

First it pauses for about 2 minutes on Waiting for Hardware to Initialize. Then it continues to the next step.

It asks me to Choose a language and it stops completely.

I have tried both the I386 and the X64 versions.

Any suggestions?

Is the h/w too new perhaps?

DO I need to go to FC10?
 
Old 10-30-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
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You seem to having a problem with SATA.

When you boot add the parameter

all_generic_ide

to the kernel line

Post h/w SPECS
 
Old 10-30-2008, 10:45 AM   #3
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how do I add the parameter to the boot process?

It flashes a screen quickly so I can't do an interactive install.
 
Old 10-30-2008, 02:17 PM   #4
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problem solved it appears

I went into the cmos and disabled the ACPI and the system is now booting.

Thanks for listening and your tip.
 
Old 10-31-2008, 12:47 PM   #5
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There is no need to disable it in the bios.

Computer boots

Press esc on the boot screen

press e

highlight the line starting with 'kernel...'

boot-time things are inserted at the end of this line.

You must actually edit grub.conf to make them permanent
 
Old 10-31-2008, 07:01 PM   #6
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I was able to boot and press e to get to the menu.
I edited the kernel line and was able to boot.

Apparently, my problem is my LCD monitor. It is not flexible on the re-fresh rate and did not work at all.

Once I connect my IBM CRT, it showed a display and was able to continue without problems.

Thanks.

Nick
 
  


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