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[K12OSN] Found 4.2 booting prob reason



You may have already dicovered this yourself Eric but I found this link describing the media check problem in detail. I found it from a review of Fedora Core 3 here (http://www.newsforge.com/article.pl?sid=04/11/30/1559210)

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Commonly encountered gotchas and their workarounds

* An unfortunate issue with the kernel used by the installation program (see Alan Cox's explanation)

http://www.redhat.com/archives/fedora-devel-list/2004-November/thread.html
(search threads "the media check problem" and "media check message")

causes the mediacheck function to condemn CDs that are actually good. Workaround: at the install CD's boot: prompt, enter linux ide=nodma before proceeding.
* Some graphics chips (primarily nVidia and Intel) don't work with the new X.org drivers without tweaking. This can lead to a catch-22 where you can't log in to fix the problem until you've logged in and fixed the problem. Workaround: At the GRUB screen, follow the on-screen instructions to edit the kernel options line. Remove rhgb quiet to get a non-graphical boot, and add a 3 to the end of the line to boot into runlevel 3. Then, after you've searched through the fedora-list archives for the solution for your particular chipset, you can fix your config files.
* CD-ROMs and diskettes are now mounted in /media instead of /mnt. Lots of scripts and users will have to be reconfigured.
* SSH has stricter security settings; among other things, remote X11 forwarding is no longer on by default.
* For people who need to compile kernel modules for certain <cough> nVidia </cough> graphics cards, the method for installing kernel sources has changed. Be sure you read the release notes.


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