Re: F9 Installation DVD won't boot correctly

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On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 11:41 PM, Phil Meyer <[email protected]> wrote:
> Dave Cross wrote:
>>
>> I've downloaded and burnt an installation DVD for Fedora 9 it doesn't
>> work.
>>
>> The system boots to the first screen where I am prompted to press
>> enter to begin the installation. But it acts as though the keyboard
>> isn't connected. I can't press enter and therefore can't start the
>> installation.
>>
>> This is the third consecutive Fedora release where I've had this
>> problem. FC6 worked fine, but 7, 8 and 9 have all failed in the same
>> way. Previously I've used a "yum upgrade" to get round it, but I'd
>> really like to get to the bottom of this problem.
>>
>> The laptop is a Philips Freevent X51 which is really a rebadged
>> Twinhead Notebook 12D.
>>
>> If anyone can suggest a way to start debugging this issue then I'd be
>> very grateful.
>>
> There is a work around.  Lots of DELL gear have this problem, as well.
>
> While booting ...
>
> Press the ESC key repeatedly.  You are trying to hit escape prior to the
> grub menu.
>
> It is grub on the CDROM that is causing the issue.  From the grub menu you
> can hit ESC to go back to the normal old style propmts.
>
> Therefore, if you can squeeze in an ESC prior to grub firing off all the
> way, you get the old boot prompt.

Sorry, I think I'm being a bit thick here. I can press ESC whilst the
machine is booting the installation DVD. That then gives me a "boot:"
prompt.

Where do I go from there?

Cheers,

Dave...

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