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Old 3rd June 2011, 07:18 PM
HMSS013 Offline
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Fedora 15 (64) Install DVD Does Not Boot With EFI

as most of us know when you start the machine with the Install Disc in the drive you get a menu that reads:

Welcome To Fedora 15!

Install a new system or upgrade an existing system
Install system with basic video driver
Rescue installed system
Boot from local drive
Memory test

but when you try to boot the install DVD on and EFI based Mac...you only get

Booting Fedora 15 in 3...2...1 ...and then the system hangs.

does anyone know how to fix this?

well i've found a solution!

...if any users are having trouble with Fedora Install Media...you can usually use the Install Media from a previous release!

in this case... i used the Fedora 14 (64-Bit) disc to install Fedora 15 by simply replacing the 'F14' with a 'F15' in the URLs of the Install and Update repository dialog boxes.

Last edited by HMSS013; 3rd June 2011 at 07:21 PM.
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Old 14th June 2011, 07:54 AM
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Re: Having Trouble Booting The Fedora 15 (64) Install DVD

I have met the same situation in my PC.
And I did the work following your instruction. But the PC didn't work in UEFI mode.
I'm so curious about the solution you have found. Does it work, I mean, Does it work in UEFI mode?? or have you checked whether you could use the runtime service in your PC??

Thanks a lot!

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Old 24th June 2011, 08:11 AM
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Re: Having Trouble Booting The Fedora 15 (64) Install DVD

F15 won't boot in UEFI mode. This is due to a bug early in the kernel start, fixed by this patch
and shipped in kernel

Edited to add: current kernel in F15 is current kernel in nightly build in 3.0.0. What is really needed is for someone to take the rawhide kernel and use that package to build an otherwise-F15 ISO. That's trickier than it looks as the install image has to use 3.0.0 as well.

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