Fedora 8 x86_64: "You have specified an install method which isn't supported by anaconda"

Steve Hill steve at nexusuk.org
Fri Nov 9 19:38:06 UTC 2007

On Fri, 9 Nov 2007, Mark W. Jeanmougin wrote:

> I'm having the same problem.  I've got a laptop (HP Compaq nc8430 with
> 2GB of RAM, SATA hard drive) and I'm getting the same error.  It's an
> Intel Core 2 cpu, but I'm running Fedora 7, i386.  I'm not using
> x86_64.  Likewise, my Fedora 8 DVD is also i386.

This is an Acer Travelmate 6410 with SATA hard drive and DVD drive.

> Now, if I don't let Anaconda test the media, then I get very different
> results.  I just get a blue screen that says "Welcome to Fedora for
> i386", the footer line about Tab, Space, and F12, but nothing else.
> It just sits there.  I've let it sit for 30 minutes with no activity.
> On "Alt-F3" again, my last line is:

Thats interesting.. on my system it doesn't matter whether I test the 
media or not, it still breaks in exactly the same way.

> Anyone else having this?  Anyone else have ideas on how to fix this?

I successfully upgraded in text mode, which seemed to work without 

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