fc6 installation hangs at /sbin/loader

hi!
i am trying to install fedora core6 on my comp...but the installation hangs at "loading /sbin/loader".....i tried "ide=nodma' but wont work.......
even the live cd doesnt work !
please help me out......
..
my config. is
intel e6400@2.4 ghz
asus p5w dh deluxe mobo
2x512 mb ram ddr2 800 corsair
250 gb hd seagate sata 2
etc....
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  1. Get a new motherboard


    or try the following kernel parameters:

    noapic acpi=off


    or try using the Silicon Image SATA controller instead with SATA to PATA converters if you have to

    finally try the JMicron controller


    GL :-D


    Quote:
    hi!
    i am trying to install fedora core6 on my comp...but the installation hangs at "loading /sbin/loader".....i tried "ide=nodma' but wont work.......
    even the live cd doesnt work !
    please help me out......
    ..
    my config. is
    intel e6400@2.4 ghz
    asus p5w dh deluxe mobo
    2x512 mb ram ddr2 800 corsair
    250 gb hd seagate sata 2
    etc....
  2. the problem you are having reminds me quite a bit of an issue that I had (and still have to some degree). For a long time, I couldn't use liveCDs or install FC5 or FC6 because the disk wouldn't even make it to anaconda. I eventually found out that my motherboard has incredibly shitty support for apic and acpi, so i learned I could get around that by using the kernel options when the disk first loads a prompt for you.

    At the prompt I attached options like noacpi, acpi=off, noapic, nolapic

    Try a combination of one or more to see which will work for you. If there are any other apic/acpi related kernel options available, try those too.

    Be warned though, since you have a newer board, this might not be the problem since in theory the implimentation of ACPI should be better by now. HOWEVER, seeing as how you have an ASUS board like I do (although mine is quite a bit older), you might as well give it a shot and see what works for you.

    After all the heartache my motherboard has given me, I don't think I will be trusting ASUS again any time soon :(

    -Zorak
  3. I forgot to give you this link:

    http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/install-guide/fc6/en/sn-bootoptions-hardware.html


    Also a BIOS update may help fix this so try the latest BIOS. Make sure you backup your existing BIOS first. Because you may have to go back to it.

    GL :-D
  4. I had the exact same problem with an old compaq 5013 - very old - but both Redhat and Oralce Linux. Both stoped at /sbin/loader during the install from CDROM. I read the post below and tried a few notes without sucess.

    The screen flickers just after /sbin/loader - like it trying to start up the installation GUI.

    I checked the BIOS and my onboard video controller was set to grab 8MB of memory for Video - I was able to increase it to 32MB - and the installation of Oracle Linux 6 - now works.
  5. Those thread hasn't been posted in in over 4 years. I don't think it's much of an issue anymore ;)
  6. I mean who the hell would want to run an Oracle product anyway after what they've done with Sun / OpenOffice / Java....
  7. audiovoodoo said:
    I mean who the hell would want to run an Oracle product anyway after what they've done with Sun / OpenOffice / Java....


    I thought we all agreed we wouldn't mention this :(
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