Re: F7 locking up on first boot

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FWIW (not much I'm afraid) I had a similar problem with F7 on an ASUS
mb with an ,er,unusual drive configuration (2 additional PIDE
controllers in addition to the one on the motherboard, everything
full). I couldn't solve it and reverted to FC5 on that box (6 is a
disaster here, although I understand others have no trouble with it).
Here's the really strange part - a different box, exact same MB,
controller, and drive configuration, F7 installed painlessly.  I


On Mon, 20 Aug 2007 14:14:55 -0700, you wrote:

>I am trying to run F7 on an ASUS P4S800D-X motherboard with SIS 655FX 
>chipset. Installation goes OK, however when I reboot the system locks up 
>when trying to run First Boot. I sometimes receive an error message in 
>regard to ATA2 not initializing, sometimes the mouse and keyboard lock. 
>The only device attached to ATA2 is an LG HL-DT-STDVD-RAM GSA-H22N DVD 
>burner. My 2 hard drives are SATA.
>I can access the OS via rescue mode on the DVD, can run X in chroot, 
>have checked the log files for Anaconda and can find no clue as to why 
>the system is locking up. It recognizes the DVD burner as ATA66, which 
>it is and confirms that it is on ATA2.
>I had the same problem installing F7 86_64 on an ASUS P5B-VM DO with the 
>same model DVD Burner. I finally succeeded in installing on this mb by 
>loading the Live CD into RAM and installing from there. This tactic did 
>not work for F7 i386, and the P4S800D-X, unfortunately.
>Has anyone else encountered a similar problem?  I thought that the fact 
>that this drive uses UDMA-4 rather than UDMA-2 may have been the problem 
>, so I reset the drive in BIOS to use UDMA-2, also without success.
>The puzzling part of this is that I can install and run  ubuntu with 
>absolutely  no problems, and I dual-boot into XP with no problems
>I have been messing with this problem for over 2 weeks now and have not 
>found a resolution. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated 
>as I would rather keep all of my setup in Fedora. 
>R A Jon Hamelin
>Hamelin Graphics
>324-1985 Wallace St
>Vancouver, BC V6R 4H4
>778 327 9302
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