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Old 05-08-2009, 05:00 AM   #1
mgurnani
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Fedora Core 10 install hangs


Hello,

I am trying to install Fedora 10 on my system using a Fedora 10 DVD. However the install hangs after the welcome screen when I click on "Next". I have to manually restart the system then.

I have tried using 2 different DVDs as well as using the ISO downloaded from the Fedora site. I currently have Fedora 8 and Win XP dual boot system and want to upgrade.(I know I ought to upgrade to 9 first and then 10 but I faced issues in installing 9 also. More ever I am ready to format the FC 8 root partition if required, as I have a seperate home dir where the data is kept.)

The DVD's are fine as when I try to intall them as a Virtual image using QEMU, it works.

I googled before posting here and tried out passing various kernel parameters - noProbe, acpi=off, resolution=1024x768 but no luck.

My system configuartion is:

Intel Core 2 Quad Q8200 processor
Intel DG41ty motherboard
4 GB RAM
250 GB SATA drive
Samsung SyncMaster LCD Monitor
Microsoft Optical mouse (USB) + PS2 Keyboard

Appreciate any help that can be provided.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 05:19 AM   #2
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If you search LQ posts, you will see many issues regarding the Fedora 10 DVD, I would suggest you use netbootcd-3.0 (6MB) on cd or usb to net-install Fedora 10.

I have it for USB in my 50MB Mini-CD/USB "ISO-USB-KIT.tar.bz2" found here-

( http://multidistro.com/downloads/odd...odds&ends.html )
 
Old 05-08-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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Thanks for the suggestion linus72 but I do not have the bandwidth to install through the internet. I have a limit of 600 MB per month.
 
Old 05-08-2009, 05:52 AM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by linus72 View Post
If you search LQ posts, you will see many issues regarding the Fedora 10 DVD, I would suggest you use netbootcd-3.0 (6MB) on cd or usb to net-install Fedora 10.

I have it for USB in my 50MB Mini-CD/USB "ISO-USB-KIT.tar.bz2" found here-

( http://multidistro.com/downloads/odd...odds&ends.html )
Hey linus,

how did you manage to create the multi boot iso from different distributions? I have got a lot of distributions in iso format and I would also like to try and create something like that if time permits.
 
Old 05-09-2009, 06:39 AM   #5
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Sorry, linuxlover.chaitanya, I just noticed your reply...

Most of my stuff is relatively easy to do, just .cfg files and knowing where to put folders, etc.
It's best really to create DVD's, but not all computers have a DVD player.
Next best is CD/USB.

Tell me what you wanna put on a CD/DVD and I'll tell you how to do it....
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Old 05-11-2009, 12:58 AM   #6
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Well it is not a good idea for me to hijack this thread. Mods would definitely smack me across. But a short description. I have got a lot of distribution isos and i am not very keen on burning them for small size.
Like I have got dream, ubuntu, gos, arch, vector and such with me and want to put them all together in one dvd.
 
Old 05-15-2009, 04:36 AM   #7
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Fedora 9 upgrade successful

Ok I made some advance. I was able to upgrade to atleast Fedora 9. The problem was in my onboard LAN (Realtek Ethernet controller). Here's what I did:

1) Disabled the onboard LAN in BIOS
2) Now when I tried installing Fedora 9, I was successful.

3) When I tried to enable LAN in BIOS and rebooted, Fedora 9 again stopped during the boot process.
So booted into Windows to do googling.

4) Googled an found that it's a known issue with Realtek driver version i was using (r8169).

5)Downloaded realtek driver here:

http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/...168C/RTL8111DP

I downloaded version 8.012.00.

6) To install this driver you need to compile it against the kernel sources. Downloaded the kernel source package for my system. I am running kernel 2.6.25-14.fc9.i686. To find out which kernel you are running , type "uname -r" at command prompt. Then you need to download the kernel-devel rpm for the same. I downloaded from

http://rpm.pbone.net/index.php3/stat....i686.rpm.html

7) Rebooted and disabled the ethernet in BIOS. Booted into Fedora 9.

8) Untarred the Realtek tar file and followed the steps in "Readme". It basically removed the driver version r8169, compiled the new driver r8168 and installed it. To compile the driver, I installed the kernel sources also - the kernel-devel rpm. Also blacklisted the driver r8169 in
/etc/modprobe.d/balcklist by adding "blacklist r8169".

9) Rebooted and enabled the onboard LAN in BIOS. And voila, Fedora 9 worked like charm!!
 
Old 05-15-2009, 04:40 AM   #8
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Fedora 10 upgrade successful

Finally I have been able to upgrade to Fedora 10...But after a long night...

I passed "linux text" at the boot options and that worked.
I was able to go beyond the text welcome screen and once that was done, Fedora 10 installed seamlessly.

But the story did not end here.. When I rebooted, I saw a blank screen with only GRUB wrtitten. I went into rescue mode and see if grub.conf had any errors but it was fine.
Then I used a Sabayon Live CD to boot up and googled. Here's what I found and did to get it working:

1) Booted into rescue mode. Changed to /mnt/sysimage directory.

2) At command prompt typed: grub-install /dev/sda
It gave some error related to /sbin/grub

3) Reinstalled grub. Went to grub command line. Type "grub" at prompt. You will now get the grub prompt. Now execute:

root (hd0,0)
setup (hd0)
quit

in the same sequence. Note that this is very crucial step so be sure to use the right partition number. You can find it from the /boot/grub/grub.conf

4) Rebooted and I was able to login now. But the ethernet controller was not working. I then recompiled the r8168 driver and installed that. Rebboted again and was able to get the internet also up.

5) All along the Fedora Boot screen was showing only a 3 colored progress bar at bottom of screen and no other image. I added "vga=791" in grub.conf after "rhgb quiet". to resolve that.

I finally have a Fedora 10 system up and running to play around with. :-)
 
Old 05-15-2009, 06:06 AM   #9
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So lucky to get those errors. You learn a lot when they come and you want to get rid of them. Thanks for posting the solutions and the reasons behind. I am sure a lot of people will benefit from this.
 
  


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