david c cooke wrote: > While attempting a GUI installation of Fedora 5 from a DVD(2.6 series of > the Linux Kernel), the screen displayed something like you would see as > snow, like watching gamma radiation as seen from a televison set tuned to > no particular channel, however the pixels are fixed and with color and > other horizontal lines of garbage. > > The garbage screen occurs just into the installation. I tried various > options; safe mode resulted in the same outcome. The install went to > completion in text mode but after GRUB boot prompt the system dropped to a > command line [localhost login]. Only a password was asked for at the > beginning. > > I am running a new system, new hardware; SATA drive, 800FSB, 1GB RAM, > mother board is d945gnt > > messages include: > ext2-fs: unable to read superblock > isofs_fill_super: bread failed, dev-md1, iso_blknum=16, block=32 > kernel panic-not syncing: VFS:unable to mount root fs on > unknown-block(9,1) > > [<c011978e>] panic+03x3e/0x16c > ...... > ...... > ...... > [<0101005>] kernel_thread_helper+x5/0x6 Could be memory trouble, too -- in fact, it sounds a lot like memory trouble. Run memtest86 from the install DVD: see the second point of http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/release-notes/fc4/#id2501928 for details. You should leave it running overnight. Hope this helps, James. -- New address: james | "The letters are Elvish, of an ancient mode, but the @aprilcottage.co.uk | language is that of Microsoft, which I will not utter | here. But this in the Common Tongue is what is said: | By this or any other name, You are well and truly..."