Bug 447171 - F9 doesn't boot off a DVD
Summary: F9 doesn't boot off a DVD
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: kernel
Version: 9
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Kernel Maintainer List
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
TreeView+ depends on / blocked
Reported: 2008-05-18 14:27 UTC by _MD_
Modified: 2009-07-14 15:47 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2009-07-14 15:47:04 UTC

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kernel panic screenshot (87.02 KB, image/jpeg)
2008-05-18 14:27 UTC, _MD_
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Description _MD_ 2008-05-18 14:27:42 UTC
I simply can not do a fresh install of fedora 9. I tried on 5 different
machines, with completely different configurations (from ide drives to sata,
from onboard video to nvidia 9800, from 256mb of ram to 4gb).
What happens is that when I boot from cd, it gives me the unknown keyboard in
config, and then fedora 9 could not find kernel image: linux
So I tried booting manually using vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img which got me to the
next error: fedora 9 kernel panic vfs unable to mount root fs on unknown.
And for the past three days, I simply can not bypass this error message (tried
with root=LABEL=/ option as well as ro root=/dev/VolGroup00/LogVol00 - same
thing). What
was done so different to f9 that f8 didn't have?
I mean on the same 5 machines, I'm able to boot off dvd of fedora release 8.
Weird, eh? I tried downloading another image, same thing, tried burning it at
6x, nada. Please let me know if it's a common bug with a f9 x64 dvd? or i'm
doing something wrong?
f8 was so easy and flawless to install...

Comment 1 _MD_ 2008-05-18 14:27:42 UTC
Created attachment 305851 [details]
kernel panic screenshot

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2009-06-10 00:58:00 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-07-14 15:47:04 UTC
Fedora 9 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-07-10. Fedora 9 is 
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