F8 - Failure to install on a Compaq Presario Laptop - possible solution
Gregory P. Ennis
PoMec at PoMec.Net
Fri Nov 16 18:41:57 UTC 2007
On Mon, 2007-11-12 at 14:44 -0600, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> On Sun, 2007-11-11 at 23:28 +0900, Msquared wrote:
> > On Fri, Nov 09, 2007 at 09:59:09PM -0600, Gregory P. Ennis wrote:
> > > I am trying to install F8 on a Compaq Pesario Laptop that has F6 on it.
> > > The 386 DVD hangs after picking a 'new install' at :
> > > running /sbin/loader
> > I'm having that problem too.
> > When it says 'running /sbin/loader', press enter. If the screen scrolls
> > up one line, then it might not have hung, it might just take a long time.
> > For me, it took about 5-6 minutes before proceeding. Just wait longer.
> > :-)
> > I did find a better workaround, though. Try this:
> > * Boot the install DVD
> > * At the boot menu, hit tab
> > * Append one of the following to the end of the line:
> > floppy.allowed_drive_mask=0
> > clocksource=acpi_pm
> > floppy.allowed_drive_mask=0 clocksource=acpi_pm
> > * Press enter
> > I'm not sure which of the three appendages is the best one, but for me any
> > of them worked fine.
> > Sources:
> > http://forums.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=171230&highlight=floppy+clocksource
> > https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=338061
> > Regards, Msquared...
> Thanks much... my laptop is being used remotely until tomorrow
> evening... I'll give your technique a try. Thanks for the sources!!!!!
I wanted to thank you for the information. I was able to add :
to the boot command line which allowed the process to continue. I
played around with the bios setup to remove the floppy disc option but
that did not make a difference. The laptop I have does not have a
floppy drive, but the bios was set to use the floppy to boot.
I have finally had success in getting F8 installed, and things look
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