Originally Posted by RichyF
Hi guys, i cant seem to get FC5 test2/3 to work on my latest motherboard
What I recommend is that you try turning off various options when you hit the boot prompt after booting from the installer's first CD/DVD. For example, I have an NForce 4 motherboard with an Athlon 64 3200+ and I have to put this when installing *any* distro (SuSE included):
linux pci=noacpi noapic
If those two kernel options aren't present in the kernel line in /etc/grub.conf, then my machine won't boot and the kernel panics. Even leaving just one of them out causes a hang or panic!
Note that although I've listed two disabling kernel options there, there are several others (the function keys on the boot screen give you clues about the other possible ones to try). Note here - I've filed a bug
about pci=<whatever> not being written to the /etc/grub.conf file by the installation system (you'll have to edit it in via grub's "e" option in its boot menu and then put it in /etc/grub.conf once the system's up and running).