Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 427613
Unable to upgrade Dell Dimension 5100 to F8
Last modified: 2008-05-14 16:41:01 EDT
Description of problem:
I have a Dell Dimension 5100 which is running F7 quite happily. I downloaded and
burnt an F8 DVD ISO to upgrade it to F8. I can boot the DVD and get the
installation menu. However when I choose the Install/Upgrade option, the boot
into Linux fails. I see the "Loading vmlinuz..." and "Loading initrd.img..."
messages followed by a "Ready." message. But at that point the installation hangs.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Insert installation DVD
2. Boot system
3. Select Install/Upgrade option
System hangs after displaying "Ready."
System boots into upgrade application.
Thought it might be a problem with my DVD burner, but I get exactly the same
results booting from a Fedora boot disk from a magazine.
Booting a Ubuntu installation disk works fine.
adding "edd=skipmbr" seems to be a usable workaround.
This is a common problem and is documented here: