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12th July 2010, 03:18 PM
Hi, having a bit of trouble with latest live disc. It seems to boot up fine and the splash screen shows up, the blob thing fills up but just as it's about to finish it stops and stays on this screen. Doesn't crash, but doesn't proceed either. Pressing the F buttons changes to a blank ttyl with a flashing cursor but that's it.
I tried removing the rghb and quiet from the boot options. This shows the initial boot info but then the splash screen stills shows up. The media check passed OK.
Any ideas? Thanks.
12th July 2010, 09:38 PM
Try adding "nomodeset" to boot options. This will remove the nice "bubble" at boot time,. but will increase the chances of a successful boot to GUI. If this does not help, "noacpi" is also an option to try.
15th July 2010, 03:29 AM
Thanks assen I tried those. noacpi made no difference but nomodeset at least gave me some output, see attachment.
My hardware is a fairly old laptop, but I've run Fedora on similar hardware before so that shouldn't really be a problem:
Intel 82855GME chipset
Celeron M 1.3ghz
Intel 2200bg pro wireless
Any thoughts? Thanks.
15th July 2010, 02:37 PM
Just a thought but have you done a memtest on your RAM?
15th July 2010, 03:04 PM
Yeah RAM is fine.
OK so I tried the F13 netinstall disk and I get the same problem. Tried the F12 livedisk and same problem again.
Guess the Fedora really doesn't like my hardware for some reason, I have a Gentoo livedisk and that works perfectly.
Any ideas on how to proceed would be great.
17th July 2010, 12:38 PM
Yeah I just tried the latest Ubuntu live disk and that hangs at startup too, so I can fairly safely assume this is not Fedora specific.
Gonna try a F11 disc and see how that goes, hopefully the kernel is old enough.
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Nope, 11 is bust too. This is ridiculous, how does a bug this serious endure for this long?
Really can't be bothered to do another Gentoo install but it's looking like I've got no choice.
17th July 2010, 04:42 PM
But once you update Gentoo you are probably in the same situation, since it will update the kernel to a current version. What about using Debian. I guess they are still using a very old kernel (2.6.27 or something like that).
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