F15 install fails on Compaq Presario

Thomas C Gilliard satellit at bendbroadband.com
Wed May 18 14:55:27 UTC 2011

test Digest, Vol 87, Issue 76
> Message: 9 Date: Wed, 18 May 2011 06:56:14 -0500 From: Bruno Wolff III 
> <bruno at wolff.to> Subject: Re: F15 install fails on Compaq Presario To: 
> Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf at omen.com> Cc: Fedora Test List 
> <fedora-test-list at redhat.com> Message-ID: 
> <20110518115614.GA30052 at wolff.to> Content-Type: text/plain; 
> charset=us-ascii On Wed, May 18, 2011 at 04:41:40 -0700, Chuck 
> Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R <caf at omen.com> wrote:
>> > DVD loading complains about MSI quirk and disables MSI subordinate.
>> > It then locks up trying to load rootfs image
>> > 
>> > This is on a 512 mb Compaq Presario  V-5000 with Athlon 64 which dual boots
>> > XP and an older version of Fedora.  I am installing xubuntu 64 11.04 on
>> > this machine as I type this.
> I don't think 512 MB is going to work for the installer for F15. I am not
> sure if preupgrade requirements are less. There is a plan to cut the memory
> needed to install down for F16, but it was too late to safely try to get it
> in F15.
Seen on IRC:
"Anaconda Installer Requires at least 951 M; once Gnome3 is installed 475 M is required"
I use 1024 M for sucessful RC3 Desktop or Soas installs

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