Description of problem:
Unable to boot live cd on IBM Thinkpad T41. Same problem exists with F7 livecd.
See attached screen shot.
Created attachment 160627 [details]
That looks like a media issue. I'd suspect the cd drive if you get this for
both f7 and f8. Have you tried booting from a usb key instead?
I don't have a USB key large enough try :(
Not sure if this is a valid comparison, but I'll throw it out anyway... Ubuntu
7.04 works fine in the same drive and at one point during the Fedora 7 release
cycle, the live rawhide CD worked as well.
Does it seem to boot really slowly as well?
If so, try the boot option "nolapic_timer"
It doesn't boot slowly.
Tried boot option suggested. Still doesn't work with F8T1
Was the disk tested on a working machine? Just load it and try "dd
if=/dev/<cddrive> of=/dev/null bs=32k" and let it run to completion.
no longer seeing this problem with F8T1 on the same notebook