I am new to Fedora but have decided to take the leap for a project I am working on. I am experiencing a system hang during initial boot. After installing boot media and beginning boot via "Install or Upgrade Existing System" I receive about three pages of preliminary boot/install text and a hard hang at
Time: hpet clocksource has been installed
I waited up to 20 minutes for progress but with no DVD or HDD action the install/boot is definitely hung.
OS: Fedora 7 x86_64 (both Live and DVD ISOs attempted and fail at same place, both SHA1 hash verified OK via SHA1SUM)
System: Intel S5000PSLSASR MB, 2 quad core x64 Xeon E5345 cpus, 16GB 667 ECC RAM, 300GB 15000rpm SAS, 2 500GB SATA, LITEON DVD, onboard video and NICs (chipsets unknown right now)
Things I have tried: disable legacy USB in BIOS, disable SAS in BIOS, nousb command line boot option, searched the Fedora 7 install guides and of course checked Google.
Google turns up a few complaints on hangs at hpet during initial boot/install but there are no solutions posted. I came across this
issue which seems to bear directly on the problem (summary of link: hpet conflicts on x86_64 platforms causing hangs discovered August 2007), but I am unsure if this defect has been fixed in Fedora 7.
I am very willing to peel back the hood and try things, but could use a bit of direction from more experienced users. Any help on this issue would be greatly appreciated.