Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 360941
F8-rc2-dvd-x86_64 hangs on boot
Last modified: 2013-01-09 23:29:24 EST
Description of problem:
When booting from F8-rc2-dvd-x86_64 DVD it displays the following line of text:
"ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 Copyright (C) 1994-2007 H. Peter Anvin"
after which it hangs.
hardware profile for this computer can be found here:
It's probably worth trying another burn just to make sure you don't have a bad disc.
If that doesn't work, can you try loopback mounting the iso and then burning the
boot.iso from the images subdirectory?
It might also be worth trying to boot while holding the Shift key, which will
skip the graphical bootsplash screen.
But, yes, this sounds a lot like a bad burn / incompatible media.
is there a way to run a checksum on an already burned DVD? the iso image passes
the sha1 checksum.
You can use 'checkisomd5' from the 'anaconda-runtime' package, like so:
checkisomd5 --verbose /dev/dvd
(or whatever the proper device is for your DVD drive)
If possible, test it out on the machine you're trying to install to.
Sometimes one DVD-ROM drive will have no problem reading media, while another
drive will refuse to read it. Reading and writing optical media is not as
reliable as it should be.
I burned the DVD not on a machine I was installing to. Running 'checkisomd5' on
the machine I was installing to gave a failure. Thanks for helping out with this.