F15 boot problems

Robert M. Albrecht fedora at romal.de
Tue May 3 19:52:18 UTC 2011

Hi James,

Am 03.05.11 21:16, schrieb James Laska:
> On Tue, 2011-05-03 at 21:03 +0200, Robert M. Albrecht wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Fedora 14 is running on the machine.
>> I tried both F15 Beta and F15 Test Compose on this machine.
>> The system is booting from cdrom, but does not even get to grub.
>> Directly after booting there is only a blinking cursor on an empty text
>> mode screen.
> I have a system where I need to wait what seems like an eternity before
> I see progress after the blinking cursor.  If I wait long enough ... the
> boot proceeds without error.  This assumes we are talking about the same
> screen.  Is this observed while booting into the installer, or by
> booting the installed system?

Only when booting into the installer.

How long did you wait ? I waited for about 5-10 Minutes. Too short ?

cu romal

>> Creating an usb stick (unetbootin on Mac OSX) does produce a booting system.
>> How to troubleshoot a bootloader problem ?
> If this happens booting an installed system, be sure to remove 'rhgb
> quite' from the boot options in /etc/grub.conf.  If this is booting the
> installer, perhaps try waiting longer.  Alternatively, there may be some
> kernel command-line options you can try to further isolate/identify the
> cause.
> Thanks,
> James

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