Bug 819108 - Unable to install on a Samsung NP305E5A Laptop
Unable to install on a Samsung NP305E5A Laptop
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: anaconda (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Anaconda Maintenance Team
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Reported: 2012-05-04 17:02 EDT by Jochen Wiedmann
Modified: 2013-01-16 09:20 EST (History)
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Description Jochen Wiedmann 2012-05-04 17:02:52 EDT
Description of problem:

Can't boot Fedora 16 x86_64 on a  Samsung NP305E5A Laptop with 6GB RAM and an
an AMD Radeon HD 6470M.

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Put DVD in DVD Rom
2. Boot to DVD
3. Select Install Fedora
4. Error occurs and install stop:

systemd[1]: Failed to fully start up daemon.  No such file or directory.

Expected results:

Additional info:

Found bug 752723 and tried boot option noapic to no avail. Tried various installation methods (Unetbootin, Netinstall CD) without success.

The graphics is, AFAIK, an AMD Radeon HD 6470M. (No idea how to verify.)

I was able to perform an installation in safe mode, but most likely failed on the bootloader installation and came back to 0 when the rescue system didn't start for the same reasons.
Comment 1 Jesse Keating 2012-07-18 13:21:53 EDT
Can you re-try with Fedora 17?
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Comment 3 Jochen Wiedmann 2013-01-16 05:26:26 EST
I never managed to get a try with F17, but F18beta was booting just fine and without any additional kernel options.
Comment 4 Chris Lumens 2013-01-16 09:20:39 EST
Thanks for re-testing.

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