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Description of problem:
FC5T3 i386 won't boot on Emachines T5026
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Try to boot burned FC5T3 i386 dvd on an Emachines T5026
Actual Results: Failure to boot with the message:
Unknown keyword in config file.
Could not find kernel image: Linux
Expected Results: Boot into Anaconda.
CPU info on the T5026:
processor : 0
vendor_id : GenuineIntel
cpu family : 15
model : 4
model name : Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.06GHz
stepping : 1
cpu MHz : 3067.178
cache size : 1024 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 5
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca
cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe nx pni
monitor ds_cpl tm2 cid xtpr
bogomips : 6140.89
Same burned DVD booted on an HP Pavilion ZE2108WM Notebook.
I am having the same symptoms on my Compal Cl-50 laptop
(that has been running Fedora Core 4-3-2-1 fine).
After researching these symptoms on the isolinux mailing list
"Unknown keyword in config file", and
"Could not findkernel image"
there seem to be many people having similar symptoms on their
non-Fedora systems too. There are many comments about being
BIOS related, but I could not find any definitive answer,
because none of the responses described what the BIOS problem
One person suggested a workaround that he found for his
system, and that worked for me on test 3.
...When you enter 'linux' during the install bootstrap time,
it sort of activates macros in Isolinux's config file that
effectively causes Isolinux to invoke:
By entering this manually at the 'boot:' prompt,
I could still boot off of both the CD and DVD
distribution media, and continue the installation process.
(Of course I had anaconda fail and create a stack trace many
times, and had other issues, but at least I could boot the
As the originator of this bug I can confirms that entering "/isolinux/vmlinuz
initrd=/isolinux/initrd.img" at the boot prompt does in fact initiate the boot
and allows me to proceed with the installation without incident on my Emachines
T5026 using the FC5 test 3 DVD.
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into our bug tracking system, but please feel free to report any further
bugs you find.
*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 178143 ***