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Re: Aprox 50 failed http and DVD installs of FC5 with kernel panics (bugzilla'd and willing to debug)



Dave Russell wrote:
> I've raised a bugzilla case, but so far no joy.... can anyone help, or
> suggest anything else I should try?
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=189570
> Here's hoping.

then
> Well unfortunately I've still had very little luck here.
> 
> I'm pushing 50-60 installs now, in various modes with various options
> and I'm still unable to install a stable FC5 system.

Whoo. You're not having much luck, are you?

Ubuntu works. FC4 works. Rawhide works. And it sounds like a kernel
problem.

In your case, I'd recommend that you try a yum upgrade between FC4 and
FC5, then try running with a non-FC5 kernel.

You could try the latest FC4 kernel on FC4, check that that is stable,
then do the upgrade, and try running with the FC4 kernel.

Yum upgrade notes can be found at
http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/YumUpgradeFaq . It doesn't explicitly
tell you how to actually do the upgrade for FC4 -> FC5: it's the same
procedure as FC3 -> FC4, except that you need to get an FC5 version of
fedora-release: something like
http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/5/i386/os/Fedora/RPMS/fedora-release-5-5.noarch.rpm

(Since you've got a local copy of the RPMs, you could adapt Paul's
YumRepoFromImages to get the RPMs from your local copy, rather than
download it all again: http://www.city-fan.org/tips/YumRepoFromImages).

Alternatively, you could try using the latest stable kernel from
kernel.org.

Good luck!

James.

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