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Old 04-18-2007, 07:40 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by crazy8
I dont mean to barge in but I am having a similar issue. Only I can install FC5 but when it comes to boot I get the Grub screen and then the black screen that loads the kernel or whatever but I end up getting a kernel panic. Any ideas?
Need more info to advise since the kernel can panic for many reasons.
 
Old 04-18-2007, 02:36 PM   #17
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Here is what I get

Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
PCI: BIOS BUG #81[00000000] found
Red Hat nash version 5.0.32 starting
Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-adb2)
mount: could not file system '/dev/root'
setuproot: error mounting /proc: no such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: no such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
 
Old 04-19-2007, 05:34 AM   #18
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Here is what I get

Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
..MP-BIOS bug: 8254 timer not connected to IO-APIC
PCI: BIOS BUG #81[00000000] found
Red Hat nash version 5.0.32 starting
Unable to access resume device (LABEL=SWAP-adb2)
mount: could not file system '/dev/root'
setuproot: error mounting /proc: no such file or directory
setuproot: error mounting /sys: no such file or directory
switchroot: mount failed: no such file or directory
Kernel panic - not syncing: Attempted to kill init!
Use the noapic argument at boot & then update the kernel to see if that fixes it. I seem to recall that early FC5 spins had some apic issues.
 
Old 04-19-2007, 03:43 PM   #19
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Well if its not to much to ask I am actually a bit of a n00b to linux still. I am taking classes at my college though for my degree. Anyway, how do I do what it is that your asking me? What commands do I do and how do I upgrade the kernel? I can just run yum for that cant I?

Thank you for your help
 
Old 04-20-2007, 05:34 AM   #20
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Well if its not to much to ask I am actually a bit of a n00b to linux still. I am taking classes at my college though for my degree. Anyway, how do I do what it is that your asking me? What commands do I do and how do I upgrade the kernel? I can just run yum for that cant I?

Thank you for your help
When it gets to the splash screen, press the return key to pause the boot then type 'a' followed by a space followed by 'noapic'. If it then boots you can run 'yum upgrade' as root. If that doesn't work then try a later respin if you can get one or FC6. If they don't work I suggest a BIOS upgrade for the machine if one is available.
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:27 AM   #21
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Well I will give it a shot and see what happens. Ill keep you posted. Thanks for your help
 
Old 04-20-2007, 10:33 AM   #22
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Ok that didnt work so yea I will see if there is a later one available unless you know of somewhere, otherwise Ill just get 6. But now since I am using this for college there isnt realy any big changes in 6 as far as commands and stuff go is there or anything that MIGHT be different enough to not do labs. Some of the labs we do now deal with the administration side.

Thank you much
 
Old 04-20-2007, 02:14 PM   #23
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Ok that didnt work so yea I will see if there is a later one available unless you know of somewhere, otherwise Ill just get 6. But now since I am using this for college there isnt realy any big changes in 6 as far as commands and stuff go is there or anything that MIGHT be different enough to not do labs. Some of the labs we do now deal with the administration side.

Thank you much
There have been some changes but nothing too drastic: selinux has changed a bit with new booleans and some of them being obsoleted; the default kernel is now 2.6.20 rather than 2.6.14 for FC5; and a few other minor alterations to the way things look.

P.S. You might want to try the bittorrents or spend say around 10 on a new set of disks (the respins should be in the shops - try tuxdiscs that's usually where I get mine).

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Old 04-27-2007, 06:33 PM   #24
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Talking I know the problem but still need to figure out the solution

hi,
I too need to install Fedora core 6 on my external USB HDD.
With initial hack with the Fedora core 6 installation, I think it recognizes the IDE hard drive only.
This is because the installation script is written in such a manner so that it only loads the kernel modules for "IDE ONLY"

I was able to install Ubuntu on the same USB HDD (Note : with the same BIOS configurations) and did boot it successfully

anyways I am a Debain fan will get the Debian DVD's in a few days. FC6 will not be of any use so any takers for FC6 DVD ?
I hope not the Debian installation script makes the same mistake as the FC6 installation script makes.
Then eventually I need to know a kernel hack which will enable the USB mass storage detection

May b I have to figure it out how Ubuntu does it, I might be wrong but its worth a hack

cya
 
Old 04-28-2007, 05:53 AM   #25
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hi,
I too need to install Fedora core 6 on my external USB HDD.
With initial hack with the Fedora core 6 installation, I think it recognizes the IDE hard drive only.
This is because the installation script is written in such a manner so that it only loads the kernel modules for "IDE ONLY"

I was able to install Ubuntu on the same USB HDD (Note : with the same BIOS configurations) and did boot it successfully

anyways I am a Debain fan will get the Debian DVD's in a few days. FC6 will not be of any use so any takers for FC6 DVD ?
I hope not the Debian installation script makes the same mistake as the FC6 installation script makes.
Then eventually I need to know a kernel hack which will enable the USB mass storage detection

May b I have to figure it out how Ubuntu does it, I might be wrong but its worth a hack

cya
I don't know about FC6 "only recognising IDE drives". I have both SATA and external Iomega USB2 / Firewire drives on my machine and it recognises them without any problem. I haven't tried booting from my external drive because USB2 drives are too slow and because I don't have a dual-boot configuration (can't really see the point in them). However, I know others in the Fedora community have such configurations working with a variety of different distributions including Debian Etch, Gentoo, freeBSD and even Windows (). There are plenty of Howtos on the Fedora sites to get these types of set-ups working.
 
Old 04-29-2007, 12:04 AM   #26
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OK...ill do that. Where can I find a 'respin" i have never heard that term before?
 
Old 04-30-2007, 04:50 AM   #27
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The respins are available via bittorrent here http://www.fedoraunity.org/.
 
Old 05-08-2007, 06:19 PM   #28
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Another Fedora 6/external usb problem...

I've found that I can't boot my installation of Fedora 6 because I'm not able to install the necessary bootloader. Every time I've tried I'm informed that GRUB needs the proper kernel(s), but I have no idea what they are or where to look for them. In fact I have such a slim understanding of what "kernels" are that I would be afraid to screw things up by trying to install without any specific advice.... anyone?

Help...

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