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Re: FC/6 Test 3 64bit Trouble



On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, David Burgess wrote:

Previous installs of what?  FC6 Test releases or earlier versions.

I've not had any problems with this hardware since FC3.

This is strictly related to FC/6 Test 3 and it's not just this hardware. I tried an install at work today on a machine with E-IDE drives and it failed miserably (same X related problem). However I did successfully get a "linux text askmethod" installation. That has not worked here at home.

I am getting confused.

Does the install complete or do you even get that far?

If you do get it installed, does the initrd fix actually get you any farther?

I have not experienced any hangs on the install. It installs fine, just kernel panics on reboot.

There is an x issue I have seen, but it only happens after the firstboot process is completed.

If you use a rescue disc, are you also to get access to the install logs?


From: alan <alan clueserver org>
Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com>
Subject: Re: FC/6 Test 3 64bit Trouble
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 15:33:51 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, David Burgess wrote:

Thanks Alan

I'll try and try that if I ever get that far, however I'm having even more problems than that.

During the install just after it announces it's searching for previous Fedora installations X hangs forever at that point.

Have previous installs worked on this machine? I have not seen that. I am using a AMD64 3700+ with 1 gig of ram and a nvidia 440go graphics card and nforce3 sata chipset.

I've tried to start in "text" mode and it crashes completely leaving a lot of "giberish" (nice technical term) characters and informs me I need to reboot my computer.

I get the X crash after I have fixed everything andf have gone through the "first boot" screen.

If I wiggle the mouse, it then tells me that the x server has died and leads me through the steps to rebuild the X config. That seems to fix the rest of the issues.

Linus refered to this sort of problem as a "paper bag bug". That is a bug so bad that when released makes the developer want to wear a paper bag over their head so they will not be recognised.

I haven't had this much trouble since Redhat 5. This seems more like a test 1 than what is supposed to be in fact a release candidate.

I have not seen one this obnoxious since Slackware 3.0.


I'm running a

ASUS A8N-E
2G of RAM
Athlon 64 3400
Dual WD Raptor SATA I drives
NVidia GeForce 6600 GT video card

Installation media is fine and I've tried two different ones (DVD's that is).

From: alan <alan clueserver org>
Reply-To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com> To: For testers of Fedora Core development releases <fedora-test-list redhat com>
Subject: Re: FC/6 Test 3 64bit Trouble
Date: Mon, 18 Sep 2006 14:08:37 -0700 (PDT)

On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, David Burgess wrote:

Has anyone gotten the x86_64 Test 3 to install from the DVD on a box with SATA drives?

Yes.

Here is the trick to get it to work.

Install as normal. (If you already have an install you can skip this step. ]:> )

Boot off the same disc in "rescue mode".  ("linux rescue")

At the prompt:

chroot /mnt/sysimage
cd /boot
mkinitrd -v --image-version --nocompress initrd 2.6.17-1.2630.fc6

Edit /etc/grub.conf and add the following line:

       initrd /initrd-2.6.17-1.2630.fc6

Save, sync the drive and reboot. With luck (and if you did it right), it should work.

I had a problem with X as well, but reconfiguring the x server fixed it. (Just follow the bouncing prompts.)

Hope that helps.

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