f9 install hangs regularly on a gateway laptop

Robert P. J. Day rpjday at crashcourse.ca
Thu Jul 10 15:09:47 UTC 2008

  trying to do a fresh f9 install on one of my gateway AMD-64 laptops
and, on a regular basis, the install will hang partway through the
package installation.  i've already run a lengthy memory test on the
laptop and it passed.  the media is good, so i'm not sure what else i
should be looking at.

  once the install hangs, i can't switch back to a virtual console or
get any response at all.  thoughts?  did i miss something in the
release notes about a possible install kernel option that might be


Robert P. J. Day
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