Bug 664610 - Fedora 13 liveCD doesn't boot on IBM hardware
Summary: Fedora 13 liveCD doesn't boot on IBM hardware
Alias: None
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: spin-kickstarts
Version: 13
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
Target Milestone: ---
Assignee: Jeroen van Meeuwen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
Depends On:
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Reported: 2010-12-20 23:36 UTC by Matthew Sacks
Modified: 2011-06-27 12:56 UTC (History)
9 users (show)

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Doc Type: Bug Fix
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Last Closed: 2011-06-27 12:56:58 UTC
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Description Matthew Sacks 2010-12-20 23:36:38 UTC
Description of problem:

Fedora 13 liveCD doesn't boot on IBM hardware, gives blank screen.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
livecd-tools livecd-tools-033-3.fc13.x86_64

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Create a livecd based on any spin-kickstarts default .ks config
2. Burn to CD (or ISO/initrd image over PXELINUX)
3. Boot
Actual results:
Blank screen

Expected results:
Boot into Fedora

Additional info:
I tried this on multiple IBM X series hardware. If I insert the same LiveCD into any other system it boots without issue.

Comment 1 Alan Pevec 2010-12-21 11:56:33 UTC
Does booting with nomodeset help?

Comment 2 Matthew Sacks 2010-12-21 17:24:30 UTC
Tried that, that doesn't help.

Comment 3 Kevin Fenzi 2010-12-21 17:35:15 UTC
What video hardware does the machine have? lspci output?

Does a f14 live media work?

Does 'xdriver=vesa' work?

does 'text' work?

Comment 4 Matthew Sacks 2010-12-22 22:06:00 UTC
Let me give those a whirl and see what happens.

Comment 5 Bug Zapper 2011-05-30 12:32:51 UTC
This message is a reminder that Fedora 13 is nearing its end of life.
Approximately 30 (thirty) days from now Fedora will stop maintaining
and issuing updates for Fedora 13.  It is Fedora's policy to close all
bug reports from releases that are no longer maintained.  At that time
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Comment 6 Bug Zapper 2011-06-27 12:56:58 UTC
Fedora 13 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2011-06-25. Fedora 13 is 
no longer maintained, which means that it will not receive any further 
security or bug fix updates. As a result we are closing this bug.

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