FC7 on my lappy, F8 dvd in drive, fresh powerup

Sam Varshavchik mrsam at courier-mta.com
Fri Nov 30 23:20:47 UTC 2007

Gene Heskett writes:

> On Thursday 29 November 2007, Gene Heskett wrote:
>>On Thursday 29 November 2007, Sam Varshavchik wrote:
>>>Gene Heskett writes:
>>>> HP-dv5120us, amd turion 64 bit cpu, gig of ram, 100 GB drive.
>>>> It gets to the bit about skipping the media test (it already passed that
>>>> several times previously on this dvd)
>>>> then I get a blue screen with the prompts across the bottom, and a
>>>> "Welcome to Fedora for 386"
>>>> across the top, and it sits there.  And it does this regardless of the
>>>> mode I choose to do the install/upgrade.
>>>> Whats Next?
>>>Well, try booting with "nohz=off noapic". That worked for me on one cranky
>>Must have been the magic twanger,, it ran anaconda and now says
> [...]
>>off.  Looks like the starter pistol must have fired, I'll be back if any
>> more gotcha's show up.
> I guess they did, it has been stuck, with the HD led on, but no dvd activity, 
> at 99% in the dependency check since about 7 hours ago.  The machine is 
> relatively cool, so its not working very hard.  No response to the tab, 
> alt+tab, space, or F12 keys.
> What is next folks?

The 99% halt in dependency check is, I believe, a known bug if you have some 
packages installed from non-Fedora repositories (Livna, FreshRPMS, etc…) 
whose dependencies cannot be groked by anaconda; although your ALT-Fx should 
still work, though.

Take an inventory of all the stuff that you have installed from non-Fedora 
sources, and nuke them via rpm -e. You can reinstall them later, after the 

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