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Fedora 16 install - kernel panic (?)

asked 2012-02-26 02:39:00 -0500

Eugene Shatsky gravatar image

updated 2014-09-28 21:16:13 -0500

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Can't boot from Fedora 16 install media, it just hangs in process.

Sometimes keyboard LEDs start flasing, linke in kernel panic, sometimes they don't.

No kernel panic messages in console, last ones are from drm/noveau.

Added "systemd.unit=emergency.target" to APPEND in bootloader - got working minimal environment, loaded network card driver and netconsole, entered "systemctl isolate defaul.target" and got kmsg.

Here is dmesg output about the boot process from beginning to emergency.target: http://pastebin.com/Z4R0J23c

And then, to default.target (finishing with unresponsive system): http://pastebin.com/xkPL1BvU

Sometimes there is one more last string "[drm] Supports vblank timestamp caching Rev1 (10.10.2010)" - random, too.

My hardware: MB ASUS A8N-E (NVIDIA CK804), graphics GeForce GT240.

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answered 2012-02-28 00:49:23 -0500

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Try installing it with the basic graphic mode as showed in (or starting the installation in text mode)

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/16/html/Installation_Guide/ch-Boot-x86.html#s2-x86-starting-booting

Your video card could be giving problems with the nouveau version shipped in the installation DVD.

If you complete the installation, boot the system in text mode (adding a "3" after the boot line in the grub screen), and update your system to get a newer nouveau version. Or switch to the nvidia binary driver.

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