Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 191718
FC5 CD or DVD image fails with "could not find kernel image: linux"
Last modified: 2008-05-06 11:54:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Cannot install from FC5 CD or DVD images.
Hardware: Winbook W235 laptop with Intel 855GM graphics and 1280x768 screen
Running either the installation CD or DVD on this machine displays a garbled
background image. Hitting enter into isolinux returns the error:
Could not find kernel image: linux
Since all other options require the "linux" initial command, they could not be
run either. I also tried entering "vmlinuz" directly. Linux began to boot but
failed with a kernel panic.
Searching for this problem on the Internet reveals that the "could not find
kernel image" command crops up from time to time in a number of distributions
that use isolinux. Usually the problem is a bad installation image, but that is
not the case here. The DVD installed properly on a desktop machine, and both
images match their SHA1 summaries.
Also, FC4 installed from DVD onto this machine without incident.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Insert DVD or CD; reboot. You cannot proceed.
Steps to Reproduce:
Please add either "isolinux" or "installation" or some such to the list of
components, since this problem applies to none of the current list.
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