Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 243835
Loading F7 on a motherboard with 4Gb and Intel G965 chipset provides long times for boot the system and is unusable.
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:07 EST
Description of problem:
Loading F7 on a motherboard with 4Gb and Intel G965 chipset provides long times
for boot the system and is unusable.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
F7 default kernel
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Motherboard Intel DG965WH with 4Gb (the culprit is the chipset G965 ???)
2.Boot from Fedora 7 x86_64 dvd
extremely slow , unusable
With the parameter mem=3584M is solved
It continues happening after the installation and mem=3584M is necessary
The parameter can be mem=3840 or less
In all the cases the visible ram by F7 is 3339504Kb (aprox. 3.18Gb)
Single it happens in the version of 64 bits
In the version of 32 bits the installation is normal and the visible ram is
3359732 (more that in 64 bits !!! )
This is not a Fedora bug, it's a vendor BIOS bug.
Try an older BIOS, or wait for an update without the bug.
This problem is fixed by downgrading to Intel BIOS level 1669.
I suppose it'll be fixed in the newest BIOS sometime in the future.