Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 234701
Neither Gnome or KDE LiveCD work on an AMD K6III (i586)
Last modified: 2013-03-05 22:49:57 EST
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Description of problem:
You get to the use from CD or RAM screen and picking CD clears the graphics screen an vmlinuz then initrd are seen loading and soon the system reboots.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Test 3 i386 LiveCD Gnome or KDE
Steps to Reproduce:
continued boot process
I am just guessing but is the problem the fact that a i586 kernel is not on the live CD.
Early FC6 test CD's had a similar problem which turned out to be the lack of a i586 kernel.
I would try the Prime DVD but this old machine has no DVD drive.
The prime rescuecd does boot OK though.
I am hoping the final F7 has support for i586 as even this old machine is capable enough to be used as my local web server and I would like to put F7 on it rather than leave it with F6.
boot.iso exists for doing installs on systems that don't have a CDROM drive. As
for the Live set, adding i586 kernels would mean losing a lot of space. I'm
afraid at this point the LiveCD will be i686 only. However the tools will exist
for you to be able to spin your own Live iso that has i586 kernels/glibc/openssl.
The fact that the LiveCD is i686 kernel only may be worth advertising as people
that may want to try linux probably do so on older hardware first if its available.
I accept that I can do a network install using the a boot.iso as I have done
this for rawhide numerous times in the past but can you mount the prime DVD on
another local machine and use the boot.iso to install from it rather than using
a remote mirror and doing a normal network install.
(In reply to comment #2)
> I accept that I can do a network install using the a boot.iso as I have done
> this for rawhide numerous times in the past but can you mount the prime DVD on
> another local machine and use the boot.iso to install from it rather than using
> a remote mirror and doing a normal network install.
Yes, if you put the iso somewhere that you can FTP to.
Hrm, that is loopback mount the iso as disc1 I do believe and point FTP at the
directory that has disc1 in it.
Added some wording to the docs saying that the live image doesn't support i586