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Old 11-05-2008, 01:30 PM   #1
pingu23
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Fedora 9 wont boot kernel on Bion notebook PC


Ive been trying to run the Fedora 9 KDE-live-i686 distro on my new Bion notebook. I get the opening menu and have successfully run memtest. However, after loading vmlinuz0 and initrd0.img and decompressing linux it hangs when trying to boot the kernel.

Any suggestions?

Hardware:

CPU type: Intel Pentium
Dual CPU T2370 @1.73GHz
Processor: Intel Centrino + Core

IDE Channel 0 Master
Optiarc DVD RW AD-7560A PM
Transfer mode: FPIO 4/DMA 2
Ultra DMA mode: Mode 2

Sata Port 1: Samsung HM121HISI
120GB
Transfer mode : FPIO4/DMA2
Ultra DMA mode: mode 6

System memory: 640kb
Extended memory: 1,920MB

PhoenixBios Setup Utility
BIOS version 1.12
EC Version 1.11

Muchas Gracias
 
Old 11-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #2
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try the x86_64 version instad of the i686. i'm pretty sure that should fix it
 
Old 11-09-2008, 11:32 AM   #3
pingu23
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Kernel alive!

Thanks for your suggestion, which I followed.
Unfortunately, it still hangs when trying to boot the kernel. However this time it also gives the message: "Kernel alive".

Id be grateful for any further suggestions.
 
Old 11-09-2008, 11:38 AM   #4
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change sata settings to ahci in bios

text mode?

try boot time kernel parameters for sata, resolution=1280x1024,


remove 'quiet' and take a look at the exact messages
 
Old 11-24-2008, 01:07 PM   #5
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"nosmp" works but...

I tried different boot time kernel parameters and "nosmp" gets the kernel to boot. I get the login prompt but am unable to start or configure Xorg.

I wasnt able to change sata settings in bios.

I get messages:

Failed to load module "intelmaster" (module does not exist)
Failed to load module "intelbatchbuffer" (module does not exist)
open /dev/fb0: no such fike or directory

Fatal server error: caught signal 11. Server aborting
Aborted

and:

hpet_acpi_add: no address or irqs in _CRS

and:

Buffer I/O error on device sda.

Thank you.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 01:53 PM   #6
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Thumbs up Success!

"Nosmp" works with the i686 as well.

I finally managed to get xserver working by
"system-config-display --reconfig"

And Ive now installed Fedora 9 x86_64 on the notebook. Next step is to get all the hardware working properly.

Thnaks to Amani and Soppy for their help.
 
  


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