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Re: FC/6 Test 3 64bit Trouble



On Mon, 18 Sep 2006, David Burgess wrote:

Nope, the install does not complete, as a matter of fact it doesn't even really start.

It gets as far as "Searching for previous installations", the screen suddenly goes black and that is that.

I have to do a hardware reset.

Try hitting ctrl-alt-F3 before it gets to that point and see if there are any identifiable errors that are getting kicked out. Also see if you can use the rescue disc to grab the install log. Might help in figuring out what is going wrong. It works on mine, but I have some differences in hardware.



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 16:58:24 -0700 (PDT)

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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