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Re: non-starter HTTP installation



On 2014-03-18 09:52 (GMT+0100) Vratislav Podzimek composed:

On Tue, 2014-03-18 at 03:48 -0400, Felix Miata wrote:

Target: single core 32 bit 2.4GHz P4, 1G RAM, Matrox G400 AGP video.

In OP I got mixed up on specs of host I was using. Target was (is) host gx260, which has i845G video getting RAM from system's 1G total, not MGA with its own dedicated RAM.

Using
   5925232 Mar 14 16:22 vmlinuz
274341888 Mar 17 11:59 squashfs.img
  38301760 Mar 17 12:02 initrd.img
from
http://alt.fedoraproject.org/pub/fedora/linux/development/rawhide/i386/

I tried to initialize an HTTP installation from mirrors.us.kernel.org via
Grub. Cmdline option inst.resolution=1024x768 was ignored (as far as it got,
far short of GUI startup), as were vga=791, video=1024x768 and net.ifnames=0.
Init progressed only as far as "target Initrd File Systems", about 40
seconds. Only keyboard response was to ESC toggling between bootup message
and a bar at bottom of screen that ended "Fedora 21", and CAD to reboot,
since a wait of more than 10 minutes produced no more activity.

Should it have proceeded?

I believe that should work. Could you please come to #anaconda FreeNode
so that we can try to figure out what's going wrong?

Nick a-865.

Can you please paste here the boot options?

title Install Rawhide using squashfs.img & kernel.org repo
kernel (hd0,4)/fedora/vmlinuz showopts stage2=hd:/dev/sda11:/squashfs.img repo=http://mirrors.us.kernel.org/fedora/development/rawhide/i386/os ip=192.168.1.6::192.168.1.1:255.255.255.0:gx260::none nameserver=192.168.1.1 selinux=0 ipv6.disable=1 net.ifnames=0 splash=verbose inst.resolution=1024x768 vga=791 video=1024x768 60 nofirewire rd.luks=0 rd.md=0 rd.dm=0
    initrd (hd0,4)/fedora/initrd.img
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