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asked 2012-06-02 18:44:21 -0500

Pedro gravatar image

Hello, I'm trying to install Fedora 17 on my NAS box. This is a Intel SS4200 NAS with no keyboard, graphic adapter, or DVD. I do have a serial connection to the box. So I've download the Fedora-17-i386-DVD.iso and made a USB stick with it. When I start the NAS, with the serial console, I'm able to see the BIOS boot process, but then it goes black and nothing happens. Even though I press "ESC" I can't see the "boot:" prompt I was expecting to see... I've tested with the Live version and the same thing happens.

Both USB bootable sticks are working on my laptop - there I can see the boot menu of Fedora, and pressing ESC takes me to the "boot:" prompt.

Any pointer on how to install ?

TIA Pedro

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answered 2012-08-07 18:26:48 -0500

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Maybe boot: is just not shown.

you can try to "blind" type[0]:

text console=ttyS0
linux text

you can also try the ubuntu alternate disk image. The have less fancy graphics in their bootloader.

[0] http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/Fedora/17/html/Installation_Guide/ch-Boot-x86.html#s2-x86-starting-bootopts

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answered 2012-08-05 13:07:53 -0500

Have you tried installing Fedora 16 on your NAS then updating it. Also I would consider CentOS, Oracle Linux, or RHEL for a NAS box.

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