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AMD Athlon 64

asked 2012-04-10 10:52:40 -0600

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updated 2014-09-28 08:42:50 -0600

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I have installed F16 on a machine with an AMD Athlon 64 processor 3000+. The install went fine but when it tries to reboot is hangs at the loading screen after the line of "Loading Initial ramdisk....". At times I get the next line of "Started Sendmail Mail Transport Client [OK]" but it hangs there. The system is still responsive in that I can move the mouse and the square pointer reacts but it never goes any farther.

I used the Fedora Linux, with Linux 3.3.1-3.fc16.x86_64 release on a DVD for the install.

Any ideas on what the problem might be?

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answered 2012-04-10 16:52:07 -0600

aatdark gravatar image

You can try removing

rhgb quiet

from the grub.cfg file. with

sudo gedit /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

this should give you more verbose output.

You can also try giving your PC more time to startup. I once experienced a bug where it took nearly 3min to start (iscsi service is delaying system startup)

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answered 2012-09-07 20:50:38 -0600

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Is not problem of CPU.

Do you have tried installing RPM Fusion with NVIDIA privative drivers? Do you have tried unplug your ethernet cable? Do you have tried upgrade your kernel?

What did you do from after have you installed Fedora?

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answered 2012-09-10 03:18:31 -0600

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Try booting without ACPI and in text only level (3 is a good start)

Add "acpi=off 3" in the grub line instead of "rhgb quiet"

If you can boot with these options remove the "3" and test again.

If it boots, it's a problem with the ACPI support in your motherboard, it happened to me before when I was using a AMD64 2800.

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