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Re: FC4/6 Installer fails on MSI RX480

Gary Huntress wrote:

I am having trouble installing Fedora on a system with a brand new MSI RX480 Neo2 motherboard and an athlon 64. The remaining hardware is a generic 80GB ide drive and two sata drives. Video is an ancient PCI card, diamond stealth I think.

The CD boots ok and I select "linux text" to proceed. Installation proceeds normally right up to what I think says something like "making kernel readonly" and the screen fills with what looks like:

[ mem address ]   function name - codes

It may be a panic, I can't tell because the system is frozen and I have no way to capture or scroll back the info. Function names are like: fd_install, run_init_process, trace_hardirqs_on_thunk, spin_unlock. My intuition tells me this may be irq related. I tried booting with acpi=off and pci=biosirq as recommended on freenode#fedora but this did not help. I think I've also exhausted all my bios options too. At first I tried FC4 i386 but it was suggested that I try an i386_64 build and I tried FC6 test3 but the results were essentially identical.

So my question is, what else could I try, and how can I capture additional error information while the installer tries to boot?

Normally some type of hardware error.  Many can be corrected in the BIOS:
More than one video card?  Change the default VGA to the other card.
Unsupported SATA?  Turn it off.
These are just the common ones.

Try some of the other kernel options at boot time such as noprobe.

Good luck!

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