RE: Can't install FC7 from DVD

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Thanks John!

Yes, it is an ASUS motherboard (P5AD2 Deluxe)!

I used __solution 2__ and FC7 is installing right now.

All the best.

Manuel

> -----Original Message-----
> From: [email protected] [mailto:fedora-list-
> [email protected]] On Behalf Of John Austin
> Sent: quarta-feira, 20 de Junho de 2007 20:14
> To: For users of Fedora
> Subject: Re: Can't install FC7 from DVD
> 
> 
> 
> On Wed, 2007-06-20 at 18:00 +0100, Manuel Monteiro wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > I tried to install FC7 from DVD but it stopped just after loading
> initrd.img
> > with the message 'Ready!'.
> > This also happens in text mode.
> >
> > I already used this DVD to install FC7 successfully on another PC.
> >
> > Any ideas about this?
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Manuel Monteiro
> >
> >
> >
> Hi
> 
> Bet you have an Asus motherboard !!
> 
> I had to do this on one of my machines !
> 
> Thanks to LarryT for the info below !!!!
> 
> I chose option 2 !!!!!!!!!!!
> 
> ############################################
> Big problem with F7 install on Asus A7V600-X motherboard
> Sata drives cause booting to stop just after loading vmlinuz and initrd
> the machine freezes with the following message !
> Ready
> Solution 1 - Not Nice
> There is a way to install Fedora 7 on ASUS-A7V600(-X) (maybe other)
> boards with
> any sata drives connected. USE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!
> 
> Unplug any sata drives. When the kernel is loading, plug in (hotplug)
> the drive.
> Then everything is working. ;o)
> 
> Solution 2
> OKAY : found I very cute work around :
> booting usb stick after dd the diskboot file !
> This makes no sense to me !!!!!!
> but it works and the fun may begin right now
> _________________________
> LarryT, GParted-livecd maintainer
> Main site : http://gparted.sourceforge.net/
> #########################
> Therefore
> mount -o loop F-7-i386-DVD.iso /mnt/zip
> cd /mnt/zip/images
> dd if=diskboot.img of=/dev/sdxxxx
> #########################
> 
> On my machine I had to do the above and
> Select USB Zip on Asus board!!
> Boot up past the problem and then insert the DVD
> It Works!!!!
> 
> john
> 
> 
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