[Fedora] Re: FC14 Installation Hangs
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley at pcraft.com
Tue Jan 25 22:42:29 UTC 2011
Well, with the confetti guns at the ready, I tried FC13, no dice.
Boot options were:
ide=nodma noapic acpi=off ignore_loglevel initcall_debug
It quit at the same point it has been lately, which is giving me
garbage on screen like my image posted yesterday, and ata3 times out,
same error as yesterday. By now I have tried:
FC14 & FC13 First CD install
FC13 First CD install
FC14 CD netinst
FC14 & FC13 DVD install
FC14 & FC13 DVD Live
CD-Drive (at least 3 different ones)
DVD-Drive (two different ones)
Different IDE cables
Nothing, it seems stuck at either 'waiting for the cows to come
home' or it goes past it but then fails with ata3 timeouts which
eventually bombs. I'm not willing to continue trying older versions.
So, I'm giving up. CentOS boot disk worked, install worked, the
system is up and running and stable, so far. It will remain like that
till the day the hardware fails completely and I push the thing off of
the back dock.
Thank you everyone who tried helping. While there's been no
solution to the problem, I'm glad for the help and learned that things
don't always work. And when they don't, move on to something that
will. In this case, CentOS won the battle. Oh, and that sharp piece of
metal that left a nice gash in the palm of my hand while swapping drives
for the umpteen times. The machine can now claim to have my DNA on it.
Tomorrow is another day, and possibly another battle. Hopefully
one with a much better outcome.
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