"Linux Image" missing in Fedora Core 5 - WTF?
Sha1sum showed the numbers just fine after downloading the Fedora Core 5 DVD and the burning went fine but upon boot, when asked which install to do, i chose enter, the installer claims no Linux image present? I then chose linux text, same thing.
I then downloaded the cd:s and the same thing all over.
Is the Fedora Core 5 boot image something different from the other Cores? Maybe my dvd-rom has problems reading it? What's your theory?
Hardware: Zepto Znote 4040 – Chipset Intel 855 GM
CPU: 1.5 GHz Intel Celeron M 1MB Cache
RAM: 1*512MB - PC3200
GPU - MB-Integrated: Intel - Extreme Graphics 2 - 16<64MB Shared with RAM
APU - MB-Integrated: Intel - ICH4 AC97 with Realteks [ALC202 - v2.2] Codec
LAN - MB-Integrated: Realtek - RTL 8101 - 10/100Mbit
MODEM - MB-Integrated: Smart Link - 56K
WLAN - Built in: Intel - PRO/Wireless - 2915ABG - 54Mbit
LCD: 15" XGA+ 1024x768
HDD: Hitachi - 40GB, UDMA/UATA 5, 5400 Rpm, Cache: 8 MB
ODD: Compal TSB24H1, UDMA/UATA 2, Firmware C012 - Combo “DVD-Reader and CD-Writer/Rewriter”
I assume that's a laptop; please correct me if I'm wrong. Your specs look like typical laptop specs although I'm not familiar with Zepto. Certain laptop manufacturers hook up the optical drive in ways other than through the standard ide interface and that can cause problems with linux; older sony vaios are known to have this problem. Basically, what happens is as soon as the install program loads the linux kernel, it can't find the optical drive any longer.
There is a workaround that works sometimes. Install in text mode and pass the following boot options:
linux nopcmcia ide2=0x180,0x386
Although FC4, Mandriva 2006 and Ubuntu 5.10 didn't have this problem, I will try out your suggestion some time later this week. I'll post the results here.
Fedora Core 5 is the first distro that has this problem with my laptop so I wonder where the problem lies, if not where you pointed I mean?
Anyone else have any idea about this problem?
I am seeing the exact same errors with both the DVD and CD Iso's. I have checked the SHA1SUM on them and they look fine. I have tried burning from 2 different computers using two differnt pieces of software with the same results. I had Knoppix (well Knoppmyth) loaded on this same machine and I simply had to set the SATA drives to Legacy mode to get it to install. With FC5's suport of SATA I wouldn't think I would have to do that.
One wierd thing I see every single time is some garbled text (i.e. lots of special characters) on top of the "English" option when it asks you to Choose a Language. Then I choose English/us/CD-ROM and it pauses for almost a minute and pops the DVD Burner open (the DVD is in the other drive) and pops up the message to enter the Fedora CD. Even moving the DVD or CD to that drive or putting the DVD in one and the CD in the other do not seem to help any.
The machine is as follows:
MSI 865PE Neo2-V motherboard
P4 3.0 Ghz
1 GB RAM
NVidia 5950 Ultra
80GB SATA drive
120GB SATA Drive
IDE DVD-ROM 16X
DVD Burner - Pioneer DVR-106D
Sound Blaster Live
Any help would be appreciated.
Well, Legacy mode in the BIOS seems to be fixing the issue, I am getting much farther than I was before, I'll keep you updated.
What I think is happning, at least in my case, is that the ata_piix driver is loading after the DVD has booted up and that is causing the IDE Drives to no longer be recognized. But its just a guess, I am still fairly new to Linux.
The downside is I lose a lot of the performance boosts of SATA this way. But its better than buying a new system I gues.
Bugger... I don't have any way of moving forward myself since I don't have any legacy settings in the BIOS to configure.
I wonder if there is another "work around" as the one that was mentioned earlier: linux nopcmcia ide2=0x180,0x386
Anyone with any ideas?
vmlinuz initrd = initrd.img
/isolinux/vmlinuz initrd = /isolinux/initrd.img
Should get you a little further!!
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