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Re: AMD64 install fails



On Wed, 2004-06-16 at 07:54, Dr J Austin wrote:
> Hi KAS and list,
> 	Having got FC2 installed on sda1/2/3, I have been very reluctant
> to destroy it again!!!!
> Indeed I have installed Vmware 4.5.2 and tested
> previously generated  redhat 9.0 and windows 2000 SP3 virtual machines
> They work on a 64bit host - well so far !!!!
> 
> Back to the plot
> I have previously upgraded the BIOS to see if I could get USB booting
> working - no luck there.
> I have just checked there is no later BIOS available.
> 
> With a working FC2-64 I can destroy FCT3-64
> So now I have installed FC2-64 including
> everything onto hda3 using hda2 as swap
> (FC2-32 is still on hda1 and working fine)
> 
> It went on cleanly with no corruption of /dev !!!!!!!!
> I did not change any BIOS settings!!!!
> 
> I am at a loss as to what is happening.
> I have previously tried to install FC2-64 onto hda1 and it failed.
> Can it be something to do with the disk layouts?
> Perhaps I just rejoice and use the machine for something useful
> 
> But I now have a working FC2-64 on hda3 
> Have I the will power to install it again on sda????????
> 
> Regards
> John A
> 
> 
John,

Sounds like you have made some real progress.  My only other thought is
to see if there is any correlation between installation success and
system temps...with a small form factor system, watching temps may be
fairly critical.  In particular, if you added a hard drive to the stock
configuration, I would be sure it wasn't adding excessive heat to the
total.  I have a newer 2/3 height Maxtor 40 gb drive that runs hotter
than a firecracker...but admittedly I worry excessively about temps as
it is often a sultry 80F here in the office...Florida in the summertime.

KAS



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