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Old 02-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #1
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Yesterday i was installing Fedora 8 on my system. When i started the installation from the dvd the setup freezed at

"runnin /sbin/loader"

i waited a long time before i had no other options other than reboot.
I again tried but same result.

I'm already running Mandriva 2006 alongwith Windows. Could that be a problem???

Please Suggest
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Having other operating systems installed should not be a problem. I did a google search on '/sbin/loader' and found many different problems. The most common seem to relate to the quality of the installation cd. I suggest that you run md5sun on the cd, and compare the result to the md5sum at the website from which you downloaded Fedora.

If the md4sums do not match exactly, you should then check the md5sum of the .iso you downloaded and compare it to the md5sum at the website. It it does not match exactly, you will have to download it again. If the md5sum of the cd does not match exactly, and the md5sum of the .iso you downloaded is good, then burn another cd.

If that does not solve the problem, point your browser at, search phrase '/sbin/loader', and read about other people and their attempts to solve the problem.

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Old 02-05-2008, 11:36 PM   #3
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md5sum is same

i checked md5sum and it is same to what is on the official site.
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Problem Solved

The following commands helped me install

From the install menu add:

acpi=off apm=off pci=noacpi



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