Bug 163464 - Impossible to boot from cd
Impossible to boot from cd
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 159026
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Harald Hoyer
Mike McLean
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Reported: 2005-07-17 12:50 EDT by Jacques Fournier
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:11 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2005-09-10 08:00:02 EDT
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Description Jacques Fournier 2005-07-17 12:50:35 EDT
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Description of problem:
Impossible to boot from FC4-i386-disc1 after having copying the iso image to a cd.
The cd was tested with another computer and received the score "pass".

The computer I try to boot the cd from is a Compaq presario model SR1334NX with 1 meg RAM.



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How reproducible:
Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1.  Boot from CD
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Actual Results:  Panic Kernel message and computer freeze after trying "linux mediacheck".

Even when not trying "linux mediachec", cd fail to boot using the "enter" command.

The cd is ok when I try with another computer.



Additional info:

Is there another way of booting from that cd?
Comment 1 Dean Kolosiek 2005-07-29 01:55:07 EDT
I'm also getting a kernel panic during install. I'm using the x86-64 DVD.

If at the boot: prompt I simply press return or enter linux mediacheck, during
the startup I see

Warning: unable to open an initial console
Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel

then it pauses and some trace info is displayed.

If I first enter an invalid command asdfghjkl at the boot: prompt, I get the
message 'could not find kernel image: asdfghjkl', which makes sense, and then
the installation will work. At this point linux mediacheck worked and the DVD
passed the check. I then completed an upgrade from FC2 to FC4. I've repeated the
kernel panic failures and asdfghjkl/linux mediacheck successes several times.

I've got a Tyan S2885ANRF motherboard and a GeForceFX 5200 video card. I'm
installing from the FC4-x86_64-DVD.iso DVD.
Comment 2 Jacques Fournier 2005-07-29 13:52:00 EDT
(In reply to comment #1)
> I'm also getting a kernel panic during install. I'm using the x86-64 DVD.
> If at the boot: prompt I simply press return or enter linux mediacheck, 
during
> the startup I see
> Warning: unable to open an initial console
> Kernel panic - not syncing: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel
> then it pauses and some trace info is displayed.
> If I first enter an invalid command asdfghjkl at the boot: prompt, I get the
> message 'could not find kernel image: asdfghjkl', which makes sense, and then
> the installation will work. At this point linux mediacheck worked and the DVD
> passed the check. I then completed an upgrade from FC2 to FC4. I've repeated 
the
> kernel panic failures and asdfghjkl/linux mediacheck successes several times.
> I've got a Tyan S2885ANRF motherboard and a GeForceFX 5200 video card. I'm
> installing from the FC4-x86_64-DVD.iso DVD.

Thanks Dean,

Your idea of entering garbage after the boot: prompt worked fine!  I was able 
to install FC4 whitout any problem.

Do you know of a reason why we have to do that in order to boot from the CD?

Regards,

Jacques

Comment 3 Gerwin Krist 2005-09-10 08:00:02 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 159026 ***

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