Fedora-15-i386-netinst.iso problems - qemu-kvm too

Philip Rhoades phil at pricom.com.au
Sat May 7 06:34:04 UTC 2011


On 2011-05-07 13:40, Adam Williamson wrote:
> On Sat, 2011-05-07 at 13:02 +1000, Philip Rhoades wrote:
>> People,
>> As well as the other problems I reported, using this command:
>> qemu-kvm -m 512 -net nic,model=ne2k_pci -net user -cdrom
>> /backup/arch/Fedora-15-i386-netinst.iso
>> hangs at the line:
>> "Trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs. . ."
> 512MB is not enough memory for the F15 installer, you'll need more - say
> 640MB to be safe (measured value seems to be between 560 and 600).

Thanks - that got me through the install and allows me to create an 
image.  I again started with installing the minimal system, started 
networking and installed packages to resolve "(EE)" errors in 
/var/log/Xorg.0.log but still became stuck with remaining error lines:

  	(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
[  1016.485] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such device

where /dev/fb0 does actually exist . .


Philip Rhoades

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Sydney NSW	2001
E-mail:  phil at pricom.com.au

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