Why does KDE F25 live DVD fail when standard install is OK?

asked 2017-05-13 21:45:45 -0500

David McCracken gravatar image

updated 2017-05-16 22:12:55 -0500

I installed the standard (Gnome) Fedora 25 workstation for I386 (32-bit) to several older computers without problems. When I tried to run the KDE spin live DVD it failed on all of the computers. For the standard install I booted from a CD burned from Fedora-Workstation-netinst-i386-25-1.3.iso. For the KDE spin I tried to boot from a DVD burned from Fedora-KDE-Live-i386-25-1.3.iso. Both downloads passed checksum verification. The oldest computers simply hung trying to boot from the KDE spin (they had no problem booting from the standard CD). The newer ones (still pretty old) failed but logged repeated Warning dracut-initqueue timeout before stopping at the dracut command prompt. Update: I didn't originally mention it because it doesn't seem important but I burned the DVD with Nero on a Windows computer. I have subsequently put Fedora-KDE-Live-i386-25-1.3.iso on a USB flash drive (also in Windows using rufus-2.14 from rufus.akeo.ie) and all of the computers boot from it. Most but not all also boot from a Fedora 20.1 LIve Desktop DVD. Although this information is not an answer, it may be useful.

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