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Old 12-21-2007, 08:06 PM
Paul Lemmons
 
Default Cannot upgrade box to Fedora 8... DVD stalled on vmlinuz... Ready!

-------- Original Message* --------

Subject: Cannot upgrade box to Fedora 8... DVD stalled on vmlinuz...**
*Ready!

From: "Excalibur Xcalibur" <excalibur.xcalibur@gmail.com>

To: "For users of Fedora" <fedora-list@redhat.com>

Cc: rstevens@internap.com

Date: 12/21/2007 12:21 PM

Please read
below:



On Dec 21, 2007 1:00 PM, Rick Stevens <rstevens@internap.com>
wrote:




On Fri, 2007-12-21 at 12:31 -0500, Excalibur
Xcalibur wrote:


> Hi Folks,

> * * * * * * * *I burned the dvd iso of F8, and when I booted the
DVD

> and selected upgrade, it loaded fine and went on to

>

> vmlinuz blah blah...

>

> then completely stalls or freezes on "Ready". Well it was like
that


> for hours. So I couldn't upgrade my FC6 box with F8. Even when I

> reboot it, it's still the same story.





We need LOTS more info, Peter. *Computer make/model (or processor type

and motherboard make/model), video card, type of hard drive (SATA, SCSI,

IDE), memory size, that sort of thing. *Also make sure the BIOS on the

machine is the current release (check with the computer or motherboard

maker's website).


Thanks for the reply
Rick. Here's what I can tell you about my system:



Dell DM051 x86

x86 Family 15* Model 4
Stepping 7 Intel 2793 MHz


Intel 82845G chipset

RAM 2 GB
SATA drive
BIOS version Dell Inc
A05, 3 /31/2006 (Phoenix ROM BIOS PLUS version* 1.10 A05)








The most common problems have to do with interrupt routing, DMA

channels, APMI issues and that sort of thing. *There's lots of work-

arounds and we need to know what may be appropriate for you. *If you

could tell us what's displayed when you hit "ALT-F3" and "ALT-F4" when


it's stalled, that may help as well.




Nothing's displayed at
all. I don't have a problem with either the F7 or FC6 boot DVDs!








--
Peter "Excalibur"



Does this describe your problem?

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=239585





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