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Re: f10dvd installs but won't boot



jbyers:
> I explicitly said they are scsi disks in one of my responses
> and yes they are 36gb
> Again, does using scsi disks mean i have special requirements?
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craig responded
you probably did - reading through your e-mails is very tough because
you continue to use HTML format which really makes it hard to decipher
everything.

I don't know that scsi would have any special requirements but I was
wondering what the differences would be from Fedora 5 and Fedora 10 and
I suppose that you could compare /etc/modprobe.conf from the 2
installations. It sort of sounds like there is a problem with your
initrd but I can't tell.

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jbyers:
 html? my apologies, i had no idea.
I guess i need some info in gmail how not to do that.
in my gmail setting
Outgoing message encoding:	
  Use default text encoding for outgoing messages <<selected
  Use Unicode (UTF-8) encoding for outgoing messages
nothing here explicitly HTML
i will try the utf-8



I dont know how to decipher initrd problems.
I know how to unpack an initrd.img and examine init
and make minor changes  and repack.
I have used mkinitrd on my fc5 to add in usb_storage

I will look into comparing modprobe.conf f10 vs fc5,
but i am really trying to divorce the f10 install from fc5,
and fc5 modprobe syntax,etc might be wrong for f10?
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craig:
At this point, having rhgb and quiet removed from grub boot options
should give you a fair amount of information at startup and I probably
wouldn't be using scsi_mod.scan=sync at this point because that seems to
be more of a tuning thing but I don't know what it actually would do.

jbyers:
well, my experience was that using scsi_mod.scan=sync
was necessary to get me beyond  "cant find /dev/root" errors.
It is easy enough to retry without scsi_mod.scan=sync
in combination with rhgb and quiet removed, so will do that next.
However,  f10 commonproblems( or release notes)
seemed pretty clear that it was necessary.
Evidently fixed in mkinitrd-6.0.71-3.fc10,
but my f10dvd version is i think mkinitrd-6.0.71.fc10.


craig:
you could always append 'acpi=off' as a kernel parameter but that is a
rather drastic measure, you didn't seem to need it in order to install
F10 so I would want to look at the debugging info on the startup screen
for more information at this point.

jbyers:
yes, altho i think the screen went blank on me, after getting
to .. Xserver so it is difficult to see much.
Will try acpi-off also

thanks for your continuing response

Jack


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