Bug 129133 - Never Make it to Boot Screen on Install Disk
Summary: Never Make it to Boot Screen on Install Disk
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: syslinux
Version: rawhide
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeremy Katz
QA Contact:
Depends On:
Blocks: FC3Target
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2004-08-04 11:26 UTC by Brian Dugan
Modified: 2007-11-30 22:10 UTC (History)
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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2004-08-11 03:36:54 UTC

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Description Brian Dugan 2004-08-04 11:26:46 UTC
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (compatible; Konqueror/3.2; Linux) (KHTML, like Gecko)

Description of problem:
I was not sure where to place the problem.  I have to assume it is related to isolinux.  When I boot the install DVD or a burned boot.iso I see the brief syslinux message and the screen becomes pixelated with blue and black specs, never making it to the boot prompt.  I am using the x86_64 FC 3 test 1 DVD.  I have not had any problems booting other Distro's boot disks, my own created disks, etc...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot from DVD or CD image

Actual Results:  Same as above

Expected Results:  Boot into Fedora Core 3 install

Additional info:

MSI Master FAR2 Opteron 146
512MB OCZ Registered DDR
Lite-on 8x DVD writer
GeForce 5900XT
Via 8237 SATA with a 74GB Raptor

Comment 1 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-04 15:10:43 UTC
Does the i386 version boot fine (you can use the boot.iso to check)? 
Do you have the most recent BIOS for your machine installed?

Comment 2 Brian Dugan 2004-08-05 00:13:27 UTC
I have the latest BIOS.  The i386 boot.iso worked perfectly.  
However, the x86_64 version is still producing garbage on 
boot.  I forgot to mention in the original bug report that the 
computer reboots after about three seconds of sitting at the 
pixelated black/blue page. 

Comment 3 Brian Dugan 2004-08-05 21:13:37 UTC
I used the i386 disk to get to the boot: and then placed the x86_64
disk in and hit enter.  This allowed me to install FC 3 test1 x86_64.
 Interestingly, when I used 386 disk to get to the boot: and then
placed the x86_64 DVD in I received the error "cannot find kernel
image: vmlinuz".  I haven't fooled around with it anymore, since I am
operational and writing this report from Mozilla.  Thanks.

Comment 4 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-10 18:58:01 UTC
Can you try with http://people.redhat.com/~katzj/boot-fc3-x86_64.iso
and see if it boots?

Comment 5 Brian Dugan 2004-08-11 00:26:59 UTC
Works wonderfully!  Right into the installer, even without acpi=off on
the boot line.

Comment 6 Jeremy Katz 2004-08-11 03:36:54 UTC
Okay, good.  Fixed the build system to try to keep this from happening
in the future.

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