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Old 03-18-2004, 12:42 AM   #1
vili_flash
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problems installing Fedora core 1


I have problems installing Fedora Linux on my machine. The CD's are ok since i tried to install Fedora on a virtual machine and I've tested the CD's.
When I boot from the CD I get this kind of screen.
Code:
- To install or upgrade in graphical mode, press the <ENTER> key.
- To install or upgrade in text mode, type: linux text <ENTER>.
- Use the function keys listed below for more information. 
[F1-Main] [ F2-Options] [F3-General] [F4-Kernel] [F5-rescue]
boot:
Then, no matter if I choose text install or graphical install, it displays some text very quickly and then it locks down and the last lines it shows are

Code:
ide1 at 0xe400-0xe407, 0xe002 on irq 10
ide: late registration of driver.
md: md driver 0.90.0 MAX_MD_DEVS=256, MD_SB_DISKS=27
md: Autodetecting RAID arrays.
md: autorun ...
md: ... autorun DONE.
NET4: Linux TCP/IP 1.0 for NET4.0
IP Protocols: ICMP, UDP, TCP, IGMP
IP: routing cache hash table of 8192 buckets, 64Kbytes
TCP: Hash tables configured (established 262144 binf 65536)
Linux IP multicast router 0.06 plus PIM-SM
NET4: Unix domain sockets 1.0/SMP for Linux NET4.0
RAMDISK: Compressed image found at block 0
Freeing initrd memory: 2941 freed
VFS: Mounted root (ext2 filesystem).
Greetings.
anaconda installer init version 9.2 starting
mounting /proc filesystem... done
mounting /dev/pts (unix98 pty) filesystem... done
trying to remount root filesystem read write... done
mounting /tmp as ramfs... done
running install...
running /sbin/loader
After it displays the last line the cursor no longer blinks and even if I leave the pc alone for 30 min it doesn't to any progress.

I'm thinking it might be a hardware issue.
My pc configuration is
P4 2.8 Ghz
256 MB NVIDIA FX 5600
1GB DDR 400mhz
2 SATA HDD's
An MSI Neo 2 Motherboard.

Thank you for your time.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:30 AM   #2
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I too had this problem. I cured it by typing
linux mem=256M
at the boot prompt.
In your case I'm not sure whether you should try 1G, 1024M or 1000M

QuakerJ
 
Old 03-18-2004, 04:37 AM   #3
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I had the same problem, I turned off legacy USB support in the bios and it installed fine.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 08:52 AM   #4
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Thanks guys, but it seems to that none of those options work. I even tried using skipddc and noprobe and there's no change.
I installed Knoppix but it is buggy and I still want to use Fedora.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 01:28 PM   #5
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As I've said I have installed Knoppix... Now could anybody tell me if I could install Fedora from inside Knoppix? I'm thinking that if that is possible it might bypass whatever difficulties it has.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 02:01 PM   #6
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This looks to me like something is wrong in your BIOS config. Try resetting the defaults in the bios and see if it helps. Maybe an update to the BIOS would help also.
 
Old 03-18-2004, 11:53 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by jackpal
This looks to me like something is wrong in your BIOS config. Try resetting the defaults in the bios and see if it helps. Maybe an update to the BIOS would help also.
Setting the defaults to BIOS didn't change a thing. However the problem was solved screwing around with the BIOS settings. The only change I had to make is set the time the devices would hold the bus for to the maximum value.
Thanks to all of you for the help.
 
Old 04-06-2004, 12:44 PM   #8
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I had exactly the same problem - when the boot prompt comes up, type :

linux apm=off acpi=off pci=noacpi

'Course, this only works if you've got ACPI disabled in the BIOS. I tried enabling it to solve the problem, but then it locked up when trying to start the X server.

Good luck

Last edited by :LJ:; 04-06-2004 at 12:47 PM.
 
Old 04-20-2004, 10:31 AM   #9
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sbin/loader problem during installation fedora core 1 and 2

Well i manage to solve the problem. i guess it had to do with ide or something ans the usb but when i tried the two and it worked i just did not get back to follow up which one of the two was the problem the linux option u have to add to the kernel to prevent those sbin/loader problem is to

1 - disable usb support totally in the bios and
2- add this option when installing your linux linux ide=nodma
apparantley dma was disable in fedora core 1 so there was less problems during the installation but with this one it was enabled so the kernel was trying to get drivers for u so it kept on hanging

that was what i did and it worked so for the best and long live linuxand fedora core
joshua@joshuaklubi.com
 
Old 02-23-2005, 03:10 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by vili_flash
Setting the defaults to BIOS didn't change a thing. However the problem was solved screwing around with the BIOS settings. The only change I had to make is set the time the devices would hold the bus for to the maximum value.
Thanks to all of you for the help.
Could you please be more specific in the bios settings you changed?
thanks in advance
 
  


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