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Old 05-26-2006, 10:22 AM   #1
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Unhappy Problem installing FC5 on Athlon

Hi. I decided to upgrade my Athlon from FC3 to FC5. I put the distro DVD
in the drive and booted from it. I get the initial splash screen and boot:
prompt. I then press return and the system starts loading but then stops
with the messages:

ide-cd: cmd 0x5a timed out
hdc: lost interrupt

then it seems to wait occasionally spitting out the same message. I tried
to replace the DVD drive but with the same result. I then tried the CD
version of the distro but got the same thing. Finally I gave up and upgraded
to FC4 which went without a hitch.

Is this s known problem with FC5? It there a magical incantation I need?

The system has an Asus a7V8x motherboard with an Athlon processor and a
MSI DVD writer.

Any ideas?

Old 05-26-2006, 12:38 PM   #2
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OK, I figured it out. I responded "linux acpi=off" to the boot prompt and
now the install is running. I'll keep quiet now...

Old 05-26-2006, 08:04 PM   #3
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Originally Posted by jthors
OK, I figured it out. I responded "linux acpi=off" to the boot prompt and
now the install is running. I'll keep quiet now...


Don't keep quiet You did good and thanks for following up for the rest of us.




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