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RE: ASUS mobo issues [was: FC2 T3 release date of 5-18??]



I'd rather not go that length to get FC2 release on any box. Heh

RaXeT

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com
[mailto:fedora-test-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Leonard den
Ottolander
Sent: Friday, May 14, 2004 10:47 AM
To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases
Subject: Re: ASUS mobo issues [was: FC2 T3 release date of 5-18??]

Hi,

>        Attempts to install Fedora Core 2 on ASUSR motherboards in the 
> P4P800 series may not proceed past the "Uncompressing Linux... Ok, 
> booting the kernel." message, making installation impossible. No 
> workaround is available at this time. For more information, monitor bug 
> 121819:
> 
>        https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=121819

A possibility is to install FC2 on another machine, boot the ASUS box
with an FC1 rescue CD, export the file system on which to install and
mount on the source box. Then use an rpm --aid --root installation. (rpm
now requires you to *first* install the rpmdb to the target, or --aid
will not work). Install a boot loader and see if it boots. Possibly not
:( .

Leonard.

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