Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 131017
Loading Fedora: "Unpacking Linux.. 0k.. boot loading kernel"
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:10:48 EST
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Description of problem:
I have just installed Fedora Core 2. The first time, the bootloader
flooded my BIOS with "GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB GRUB" until I
simply turned off the PC. I then considered reinstalling Fedora or
Mandrake. I went with Fedora before Mandrake, and it appeared to work
When I select Fedora Core 2 on the GRUB menu, I get a load of lines
come up, and then something along the lines of..
"Unpacking Linux... 0k.. boot loading kernel"
I can't remember the exact message. I've heard of problems of this
during the installer program, however I considered it would be better
to post it as another message, as this isn't the installer.
Windows XP loads fine through GRUB. I only get this with Fedora Core
2. Here are my basic computer specs:
AMD Athlon XP 2600+ running at 2.13GHZ
I'm not sure about my motherboard, but I've found something in my
Windows device manager called "ACPI Uniprocessor PC". I can't appear
to find anything that might be a motherboard, apart from this, as
everything eventually roots to it as its location, and this is unknown.
I'd really like to get Fedora Core 2 working, as I've heard VERY good
things about it, and I've had problems with MandrakeLinux.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Turn on computer
2. Wait for GRUB to load
3. Select Fedora Core 2
4. Message appears
Actual Results: Appears to have frozen.
Expected Results: Fedora Core 2 to have loaded
I tried again, and noted everything on my screen down.
Booting `Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358)`
root (hd0, 4)
File system type is ext2fs, partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinuz-2.6.5-1.358 ro root=LABEL=/ rhgb quiet
[Linux-bzImage, setup=0x1400, size=0x123567]
[Linux-initrd @ 0xdfb1000, 0x2ef58 bytes]
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
That is everything that appears, and then it appears to be frozen. I
tried leaving it for 10 minutes and nothing happened still.
Sorry for any inconvenience caused to you. I have appeared to fix this
by adding acpi=off to the bootline. However it doesn't appear to
recognise my graphics card now that I'm in. So off I go to find some
drivers for it. o_o