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Fedora Installation

Postby Dr.Jim » Sat Jan 14, 2006 10:03 pm

I have been unable to install the Fedora distribution shipped with Linux Format Special (Issue 2). The process freezes during boot with the following as the final six lines on screen:

[<c0105a88>] do_IRQ+0x58/0x90
[<c0103c4a>] common_interrupt+0x1a/0x20
[<c0101057>] default_idle+0x27/0x30
[<c011573c>] apm_cpu_idle+0xac/0x160
[<c01010ae>] cpu_idle+0xe/0x50
[<c041677c>] start_kernel+0x15c/0x1b0

I am new to Linux and am stumped. Where do I go from here?

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RE: Fedora Installation

Postby nelz » Sun Jan 15, 2006 12:57 pm

Please give us some information about the hardware you are trying to install it on, the more the better,
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Postby Dr.Jim » Sun Jan 15, 2006 9:55 pm

It is an old Pentium 3 MMX 300 MHz, 4GB hard drive, CDROM reader, AB-BH6 (Abit?) motherboard, 256 KB RAM.

Since posting my message, I have found some advice elsewhere on this problem, but it does not work for me. I have tried:

disable acpi from the bios
set plugNplay OS = no
and disable APM
then run install disk, but enter "garbage" at the prompt
and after being returned enter
"linux acpi=off nofb"

Still my system hangs at the same spot.
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