Alright so I had a hell of a time getting the Fedora 17 installation DVD to get past a grey screen with a blinking white cursor. The only way I could do it was by loading the basic graphics installation mode and adding the maxcpus=1 parameter (found the suggestion in another general linux discussion board). I know it's telling the kernel to only use one CPU, I have an AMD Phenom II X6 1090T Black Edition Thuban 3.2GHz Six-Core, so I'm assuming the parameter told the kernel to only use one of those cores. My question is, if that is the case, will the installation I just finished only use one of my CPU's cores, or was that parameter only in effect for the installation? Also, now that the installation is complete and I try to boot the OS for the first time GRUB shows that it is loading, displays the Welcome to Grub! message and then just hangs there, I can't enter anything and no menu appears. I can however ctrl-alt-del to restart the machine. I had anaconda create Logical Volumes during the installation which I read can cause issues with Grub if it is installed there some how, but when I was asked to install the bootloader I kept it at default to install into the disk's MBR. Any help would be greatly appreciated.