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Old 05-26-2009, 07:00 PM   #1
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Can't boot Fedora 10 live cd or install Fedora 10 with install DVD


I just got a new laptop a HP G60-243CL and I want to install Fedora on it. Well since Fedora 11 is coming out soon I figured I would wait and just use Vista for a few days instead of configuring everything on Fedora twice. Well I figured that I would boot the Fedora 10 live cd to check the hardware compatibility. Well I put in the live cd and it wont even boot!! So I go through all the trouble of installing Fedora 10 and wiping out Vista and everything to see if Fedora 10 would boot if it was installed on my hard drive. So I put in the install DVD and the graphical installer wont start so I have to use the text installer. So when the installation is done Fedora 10 boots up but in to text mode so I see a screen that says localhost login and on that screen it keep running the command ForceXPAon: 0. Here is some info that might help:

1. I put in the Ubuntu live cd and everything worked fine. No problems.
2. According to lspci my graphics card is an nVidia Corporation Device 0845 (rev a2)
3. Ubuntu live cd says my screen resolution is 1280 x 720 (16:9) but I remember that Vista said it was something like 1300 x 700

4. Here is what my lspci file had in it:

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0754 (rev a2)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 075e (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation Device 0752 (rev a1)
00:01.3 Co-processor: nVidia Corporation Device 0753 (rev a2)
00:01.4 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation Device 0568 (rev a1)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Device 077b (rev a1)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Device 077c (rev a1)
00:04.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Device 077d (rev a1)
00:04.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation Device 077e (rev a1)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Device 0759 (rev a1)
00:07.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation Device 0774 (rev a1)
00:08.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 075a (rev a1)
00:09.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation Device 0ad0 (rev a2)
00:0a.0 Ethernet controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0760 (rev a2)
00:0b.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 0569 (rev a1)
00:14.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation Device 077a (rev a1)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h HyperTransport Configuration (rev 40)
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Miscellaneous Control
00:18.4 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] Family 11h Link Control
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Device 0845 (rev a2)
07:00.0 Network controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Device 002a (rev 01)

5. It said my dmesg file was empty. Here is what is in my boot.log file:

Could not detect stabilization, waiting 10 seconds.

Reading all physical volumes. This may take a while...

Found volume group "VolGroup00" using metadata type lvm2

2 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active

Welcome to [0;34mFedora[0;39m

Press 'I' to enter interactive startup.

Starting udev: %G[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Setting hostname localhost.localdomain: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Setting up Logical Volume Management: 2 logical volume(s) in volume group "VolGroup00" now active

[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Checking filesystems

/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00: clean, 207083/19218432 files, 2488923/76849152 blocks

/boot: recovering journal

/boot: clean, 36/50200 files, 19752/200780 blocks

[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Remounting root filesystem in read-write mode: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Mounting local filesystems: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Enabling local filesystem quotas: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Enabling /etc/fstab swaps: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Entering non-interactive startup

Enabling ondemand cpu frequency scaling: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


ip6tables: Applying firewall rules: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


iptables: Applying firewall rules: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting auditd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting system logger: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting irqbalance: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting rpcbind: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting NFS statd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting RPC idmapd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting system message bus: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting acpi daemon: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting HAL daemon: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting PC/SC smart card daemon (pcscd): [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Setting network parameters... [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting NetworkManager daemon: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting portreserve: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting setroubleshootd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting Bluetooth services:[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting sshd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting sendmail: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting sm-client: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting console mouse services: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting crond: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]
[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting kerneloops:[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting atd: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]
[60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting Avahi daemon... [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]


Starting cups: [60G[[0;32m OK [0;39m]

Last edited by dth4h; 05-27-2009 at 12:20 AM.
 
Old 05-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #2
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Did you test the install media before you installed from it?
 
Old 05-27-2009, 12:26 AM   #3
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Did you test the install media before you installed from it?
No. What does that do. If what it does is test the DVD to see if there is something is wrong with the DVD I know that is not the case because for

1. Before I install Fedora with the DVD I had problems with the live cd aswell

2. I used that DVD on all my other computers and Fedora installed just fine

but if doing the media test does something else please let me know
 
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No. What does that do. If what it does is test the DVD to see if there is something is wrong with the DVD I know that is not the case because for

1. Before I install Fedora with the DVD I had problems with the live cd aswell

2. I used that DVD on all my other computers and Fedora installed just fine

but if doing the media test does something else please let me know
When you boot from the media and begin the install process there is an option to test the install media. I would use this option to test the DVD to see if it is still ok. If it passes the test then you can happily install from it. I would do this first just to make sure.
 
Old 05-27-2009, 03:47 AM   #5
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ok I am halfway there. I got the nVidia graphics driver installed so now I can login then use the command startx and now I have a graphical desktop environment. And then I made it so that when Fedora boots up it goes to a graphical loginscreen instead of being a text one so I don't have to keep starting x when I login but when I boot up Fedora plymouth goes REALLY slow how do I fix that? I know that when I got my graphical desktop environment to work the graphics went really slow then I fixed it my installing the latest nVidia driver and now it works great but how do I get plymouths graphics to not be slow? Do I have to install another driver or something?
 
Old 05-27-2009, 09:12 PM   #6
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ok I am halfway there. I got the nVidia graphics driver installed so now I can login then use the command startx and now I have a graphical desktop environment. And then I made it so that when Fedora boots up it goes to a graphical loginscreen instead of being a text one so I don't have to keep starting x when I login but when I boot up Fedora plymouth goes REALLY slow how do I fix that? I know that when I got my graphical desktop environment to work the graphics went really slow then I fixed it my installing the latest nVidia driver and now it works great but how do I get plymouths graphics to not be slow? Do I have to install another driver or something?
As far as I understand it, the plymouth screen you are talking about is basically what you see when the computer is booting up. In other words if you hit TAB or ESC (I'm not sure which) whilst the computer is booting, you will see all the boot info as it scrolls past.

If you wait for F11, the info out there says that it will boot in a very short time - much quicker than F10. I wonder if this is what you are referring to? You may have to wait for F11 to see faster boot times.

When you say slow, how slow do you mean? How long does it take for your computer to boot from pressing the power button to the login screen?
 
Old 06-01-2009, 01:45 PM   #7
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As far as I understand it, the plymouth screen you are talking about is basically what you see when the computer is booting up. In other words if you hit TAB or ESC (I'm not sure which) whilst the computer is booting, you will see all the boot info as it scrolls past.

If you wait for F11, the info out there says that it will boot in a very short time - much quicker than F10. I wonder if this is what you are referring to? You may have to wait for F11 to see faster boot times.

When you say slow, how slow do you mean? How long does it take for your computer to boot from pressing the power button to the login screen?

That is not what I meant. The Time it takes to boot up is fine. I mean the plymouth graphical is slow as in I can see it repainting the screen. The quality of plymouths graphics is really bad. Do you see what I mean now? Where can I post a video to show you what I mean?
 
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I get it now. The parameter for the plymouth screen is at the end of the kernel line in /boot/grub/grub.conf . You will need to find one that works with your hardware, or remove it all together - it actually does nothing other than give you a pretty screen to look at while your computer boots. I have an HP DV600 series laptop and I use vga=0x318 in grub.conf which looks ok. You will have to find the doco on plymouth and see if you can find a parameter that works for you.
 
  


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