View Full Version : Installed but now problem uncompressing linux

12th November 2005, 10:24 PM
When my laptop starts it acts normal then when it says 'Uncompressing linux', things stop. Nothing with work and I have to restart my laptop? Any suggestions or settings to tweak?
G3 iBook
382 RAM

15th November 2005, 10:25 PM
strange problem indeed. Please tell us if the problem started soon after the installation or after some time.

Tim Cederquist
1st April 2007, 05:00 PM
This is an old posting but for those like me finding it in Google; I did the following to debug and temporarily fix:

-hit escape in the grub post screen
-Edit the start "press 'e'" and remove the 'quiet' parameter, this will help you see what it was freezing on during the next boot up
-Reboot the machine

My last line during the boot was trying to startup apci which is power management.

I went into my bios and disabled power management and it boots just fine. Something for me to mess with later.

Enjoy and hope this helps someone,

1st April 2007, 05:19 PM
I just got a new laptop awhile ago and it fixed the problem. Funny thing is, I was just thinking about trying to install Fedora once again and I just got an email. Lough out loud! I had Fedora out of my head for over a year, I'll try this later on today. Very much thanks, Tim!

1st April 2007, 08:51 PM
Hey, but if your machine is a PowerPC, grub do not apply. Openfirmware is the boot loader instead. My guess is you have a corrupt kernel. Any way, after you select linux (presing "l"), hit TAB key to see what kernel are available, and then type the one without the "*"

Post the results here