View Full Version : Fedora 9 installation in reboot loop.

29th May 2008, 01:11 AM
I downloaded Fedora 9 i386 version and installing on virtual server 2005 r2. My host machine is windows 2003.
My virtual machine is able to boot from the fedora iso image and gives me the screen where it says Welcome for Fedora 9 and gives options for installing fedora...
My issue is that no matter what options i select.. something goes on the screena nd virtual machine reboots giving me the same 'Welcome' screen again..
I havn't been able to go past this screen.. pls help.. :( thanks in advance!!
here is some info about my host machine..

OS Name Microsoft(R) Windows(R) Server 2003, Enterprise Edition
Version 5.2.3790 Service Pack 2 Build 3790
System Manufacturer Dell Inc.
System Model OptiPlex 745
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1993 Mhz
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13 GenuineIntel ~1993 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. 2.3.1, 5/21/2007
Total Physical Memory 8,125.32 MB
Available Physical Memory 6.74 GB

29th May 2008, 06:49 PM
someone atleast suggest something.. i was hoping some help here :confused:
i wud appreciate any valid suggestion that i can try..thanks

9th June 2008, 08:16 AM
Weve seen similar issues with Frdora 9 and Virtual server 2005

Another Blog shows the fixes


At install

select first option on boot menu using tab, then type 'noreplace-paravirt' after the first part of string

IE vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img noreplace-paravirt

Do this again after the installation has finsihed on first reboot

12th June 2008, 03:41 AM
hi thanks a ton for the help.. i did that i this time i was able to pass that screen but now...it doesnt detect the CDROM or hdd. .asks for the drivers :|