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Fresh install of Fedora 21 freezes on boot

Hello! Linux newbie here. I installed Fedora 21 just yesterday from a live DVD, but while the DVD itself worked fine the first time I tried to boot from it and the second time I loaded up Fedora after installing, I'm now experiencing some issues. Whenever I try to start the computer up, it loads the GRUB, but then freezes on a blank screen with nothing but a flashing cursor (this happened the first time I tried to boot it after installing as well). I cannot type anything, and not even the power button will respond. I have yet to find a way to escape this screen except to pop out the battery and unplug. When I tried to reinstall, I discovered that the CD had started doing the same thing.

After digging through some people with similar issues in the past, I discovered someone who had solved their problem by typing "intel_iommu=off" into the GRUB. This worked twice, but only when I typed it in, turned the computer off, and then turned it back on again. It would only work the one time before I would have to do it again. However, now that isn't working at all, so I'm not sure if it was coincidence or if it just doesn't work.

I thought that it may have been the result of a faulty installation disc, but the checksum of the .iso I downloaded was just fine. So, unless my burning program corrupted it, which is certainly possible but not something I know how to check, it's not my disc. At this point I just admitted I have no idea what I'm doing, gave up, and decided to come here for help.

Currently using an ASUS U46E with an Intel graphics card, and I am dual booting with Windows 7, which works perfectly fine.

Fresh install of Fedora 21 freezes on boot

Hello! Linux newbie here. I installed Fedora 21 just yesterday from a live DVD, but while the DVD itself worked fine the first time I tried to boot from it and the second time I loaded up Fedora after installing, I'm now experiencing some issues. Whenever I try to start the computer up, it loads the GRUB, but then freezes on a blank screen with nothing but a flashing cursor (this happened the first time I tried to boot it after installing as well). I cannot type anything, and not even the power button will respond. I have yet to find a way to escape this screen except to pop out the battery and unplug. When I tried to reinstall, I discovered that the CD had started doing the same thing.

After digging through some people with similar issues in the past, I discovered someone who had solved their problem by typing "intel_iommu=off" into the GRUB. This worked twice, but only when I typed it in, turned the computer off, and then turned it back on again. It would only work the one time before I would have to do it again. However, now that isn't working at all, so I'm not sure if it was coincidence or if it just doesn't work.

I thought that it may have been the result of a faulty installation disc, but the checksum of the .iso I downloaded was just fine. So, unless my burning program corrupted it, which is certainly possible but not something I know how to check, it's not my disc. At this point I just admitted I have no idea what I'm doing, gave up, and decided to come here for help.

Currently using an ASUS U46E with an Intel graphics card, and I am dual booting with Windows 7, which works perfectly fine.

Fresh install of Fedora 21 freezes on boot

Hello! Linux newbie here. I installed Fedora 21 just yesterday from a live DVD, but while the DVD itself worked fine the first time I tried to boot from it and the second time I loaded up Fedora after installing, I'm now experiencing some issues. Whenever I try to start the computer up, it loads the GRUB, but then freezes on a blank screen with nothing but a flashing cursor (this happened the first time I tried to boot it after installing as well). I cannot type anything, and not even the power button will respond. I have yet to find a way to escape this screen except to pop out the battery and unplug. When I tried to reinstall, I discovered that the CD had started doing the same thing.

After digging through some people with similar issues in the past, I discovered someone who had solved their problem by typing "intel_iommu=off" into the GRUB. This worked twice, but only when I typed it in, turned the computer off, and then turned it back on again. It would only work the one time before I would have to do it again. However, now that isn't working at all, so I'm not sure if it was coincidence or if it just doesn't work.

I thought that it may have been the result of a faulty installation disc, but the checksum of the .iso I downloaded was just fine. So, unless my burning program corrupted it, which is certainly possible but not something I know how to check, it's not my disc. At this point I just admitted I have no idea what I'm doing, gave up, and decided to come here for help.

Currently using an ASUS U46E with an Intel graphics card, and I am dual booting with Windows 7, which works perfectly fine.