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Re: can't boot fc9 live CD on Optiplex 755





--- On Tue, 12/2/08, Dave Burns <tburns hawaii edu> wrote:

> From: Dave Burns <tburns hawaii edu>
> Subject: can't boot fc9 live CD on Optiplex 755
> To: "Community assistance, encouragement, and advice for using Fedora." <fedora-list redhat com>
> Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2008, 6:45 PM
> I'm trying to boot the old fc9 live CD on a Dell
> Optiplex 755. It gets
> to the point where X is supposed to start and the screen
> goes wonky,
> apparently crashes. I tried various boot options, e.g.
> resolution=640x480 and nomodeset, no help. Can't do
> dmesg since it
> never gets far enough. Ctl alt f1 doesn't give a
> console.
> 
> How can I troubleshoot this? What other boot options should
> I try?

Try acpi=off, noacpi, ..., etc.  There would have to be more in the Fedora LiveCD documentation  

> Google doesn't show a lot of hits when I search for
> problems with the
> 755s and fedora, could I just be cursed or something?
> 
> fc8 and previous had problems with SATA drives on this
> model Dell,
> could that be it?
It is a possibility, do other livecd's boot this machine in question, ie., Knoppix, Slax, Ubuntu Live, etc?, just to compare.  
> 
> Can I run the live cd in text mode?
Sure you can, I just don't remember from the top of my head, maybe put a "3" at the end of the parameters?
> thanks.,
> Dave
> 
> -- 

Regards,

Antonio 


      


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