Description of problem:
After F9 alpha x86_64 wouldn't boot (see bug #433140), I tried the i386 DVD. It
seemed to hang forever on /sbin/loader. Later I read that it may just take
several minutes to get past this point, but I didn't try it again.
The workaround was to use nohz=off. It isn't necessary for normal grub boots,
only for the anaconda install.
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here: