Fedora Installation :: Unable To Install F15 On Lenovo S10-2?
Aug 30, 2011
I'm trying to install Fedora 15 on my Lenovo S10-2 netbook, using a USB drive I created with LiveUSB-creator, as suggested. The creation of the USB drive works fine, but when I try to boot from it on the Lenovo, I get cryptic error messages :ERROR : idle with IF=0 -- and then some misc. error codes.I have no idea what this means or how to progress from here
I have problems installing Fedora 14 on my netbook, is a Lenovo S10-3, model 0647FDS (Atom N550, 2gb DDR3, etc). When the installation program starts, hangs at "Initalizing network drop monitor service"
I just started testing ubuntu 10.10 today (first time user!) on my desktop via usb drive and I liked it very much so i wanted to try it on my laptop (lenovo x120e, a relatively new model).
When i tried to use the usb drive on my laptop, I am unable to boot ubuntu at all!
I went into the "boot device" menu (pressed F12, for lenovo users) and to specifically boot from the "USB HDD" drive. This caused the screen to go blank and a cursor started blinking on the top left hand side of the screen. A few seconds later, i would return to the "boot device" menu to try again. (my guess is this is what happens if boot fails).
My laptop has win 7 installed on the hard disk, with no other OS installed. The bios is at factory settings.
I googled this topic and there are many threads out there of users encountering the same problem, none specifically for the x120e model. the other solutions are either too technical for me to understand or may not apply. Below is a list of what i've tried or will try later..
List of things tried/to be tried
1) use unetbootin instead of Universal-USB-installer - tried both, was able to boot from desktop but not on laptop
2) assign a variable to kernel (could not find the exact name, but the variable name had the string "intel" prepended - i didn't try this... my laptop is amd (i don't think it should matter... my desktop is also amd)
3) re-image the usb - done it many times
4) corrupted usb? - seemed to boot on desktop with no issues... tried other usb anyway but no luck
5) Try to install 10.04 - just downloaded it, will try tomorrow
I am attempting to install Ubuntu Netbook 10.10 within Windows 7. The installation process using WUBI worked as expected. However, after rebooting to finish the installation process, I am stuck at:
Completing the Ubuntu installation. For more installation boot options, press 'ESC' now... 0_
I'm definitely puzzled on why I'm stuck on this screen. Also attempting to boot from USB will be stuck without an additional command line being inserted. I have come across threads relating to boot issues, but I have found no solutions to this. I'm rather annoyed that this sort of bug has not yet been fixed. Earlier this year I installed an earlier version of Ubuntu Netbook, which was most likely version 9. So I have no idea why 10.10 suddenly will not install on my machine.
I'm trying to install openSuSE 11.4 onto my brand-new Lenovo W520 laptop, using the Intel Rapid Storage Technology (FakeRAID?) controller, ROM version 10.1.0.1008. I have 2 physical 500GB disks configured in a mirror (RAID-1). Everything looks fine, the installation program comes up and asks if I want to use mdadm to manage the RAID, to which I answer yes. I go through the normal setup screens, and select the partition layout that I want (for sake of this post, I'll limit myself to the layout that the system itself recommends).
The problem comes when it becomes time to format the partitions. Somehow the partitioning program gets it into it's head that the root partition is 10TB, not 20GB, and the ext4 partitioning fails in various ways (short reads to sector zero, unable to map using 4096 byte sectors, etc, etc) depending on exactly which partitioning scheme I'm attempting. I pretty much get the same result no matter how I play the partitions, which file systems I use (XFS, ext4, etc [of course, I can't use XFS for /boot...]).
For now I've gone ahead and set myself up using software RAID, since this system is unlikely to become dual-boot with Windows for a few years at least. (As an aside, but as a hint to others, when the installation fails, I end up having to go back into the Intel RAID controller BIOS boot to clear out the entire RAID setup each time it fails - the disks are left in a completely useless state).
I have a Lenovo thinkpad T400 with Vista x64 that I want to dual-boot with fedora 10. The T400's original config has 3 primary partions:
1) Vista boot partition (some weird partition that it only uses to boot... this is my first time using Vista so I don't know the details, but I think it has to be there and it has to be a separate partition from the "data" partition)
2) Vista data partition
3) Lenovo Rescue and Recovery partition (a separate bootable partition that is used for recovery, backups, ...)
My first attempt was to shrink the recovery partition and add a new extended partition that has the two standard fedora logical volumes and an extra NTFS to be shared between the OS's (I usually use FAT32 for this one, but NTFS support seems to be pretty solid now).
Everything was fine, but I couldn't boot into the rescue partition. According to this site:
You *have* to have a linux boot partition be your primary partition. Other people have told me the same thing and that site has an explanation, but I don't get it =)
So, it seems that I need 5 primaries (3 original vista/lenovo primaries, 1 linux primaray to put the boot stuff into, and 1 extended for everything else) to make this work (which is not possible). Can anyone think of something else I could do (other than getting rid of Vista and the Lenovo stuff and giving them both the finger?) I'm thinking maybe I could make an extended partition and move one or more of the Vista/Lenovo partitions in there, but I'm not sure if they could boot.
I have made a complete mess of a Lenovo T500 Win 7 and Ubuntu dual boot system. I won't go into a long story of how and why I did what I did but jump to the final mess I have. Win 7 is still on the machine it's original partition. Lenovo's recovery partition is still there. The linux swap partition is still there. The partition Ubuntu used to live on is still there but through my own errors unallocated. GRUB is broken and reports this message on boot.
error: unknown filesystem. grub rescue>
I can boot from the Live USB and see what remains after the mess I've made. Attempts to reinstall Ubuntu onto it's original partition fail because the installer cannot see it. It wants to put Ubuntu into the Win7 partition.I cannot use the ThinkVantage button or F11 to access Lenovo Rescue and Recovery to restore the machine to factory settings and then reinstall Ubuntu.
I cannot use the methods described in other threads on this forum to fix a broken GRUB requiring a Win7 rescue DVD because I don't have one. I have come to trust Lenovo's hidden partition with rescue and recovery files to restore the machine to factory state. (This is my 3rd Lenovo, but my first Win7)
All important files have been backed up, recovery is not necessary.In the end I need to be able to boot into Win 7. This is a work computer, others use it from time to time and don't want to use Ubuntu. So wiping the entire HD and running Ubuntu is not an option. I would like to leave Lenovo's hidden partitions intact as they are usually a good way to recover from a mess. I would very much like to have Ubuntu back as I prefer it to Win 7, Vista and XP.
I can boot from the Live USB into Ubuntu 10.10 and see that the Win7 OS and Lenovo hidden partitions are still there. Attempts to install a fresh copy of Ubuntu 10.10 are not going well because the installer cannot find the partition Ubuntu was first on.
1 - fix or remove GRUB
2 - use GParted to repair my damage to Ubuntu's partition so that Ubuntu's installer recognizes it
3 - reinstall Ubuntu
My unskilled messing about has left my HD partitioned as follows as reported by GParted Partition...........File System.......Label....................Size........ ....Used..............Free..............Flags
install vxl-1.11 using cmake and am getting various problems like Avi File NOT found and many more files Dart,ECW,DC1394,MPEG include dir,Xerces bxml are not found. install vxl...and i would like to know what are they dependency packages required to be installed for vxl....
Hi, I attempt to install f10 via dvd. I am asked about my language and keyboard. When I move on from here I get a message. the fedora disk was not found in any of your cdrom drivesI toddle off to my laptop and the install works fine My computer has 2 drives - CD & DVD. Does this message indicate that the computer is only looking at the CD drive. I guess I need to add some options to the install command.
i have recently got a system assembled with the following configuration
intel g31 mainboard intel core2duo 2.8 proc. 4 gb ram 1 gb ati radeon hd4650 pci xpress card 160 gb harddrive with win-xp pro
i have been trying to install fedora 10 since last week but i am not able to run it in gui mode the anaconda installer tells me failed to load in gui mode and running in text mode only. i am new to fedora and am next to unknown. what should be done to get the fedora running on me computer
During installation of fedora 10 i depare with a issue that requires internet connection to proceed the installation. since i don't have a internet connection in eth0 just have one in wlan0 that is not detected by the configuration i didi not could install the fedora 10. What was my mistake, i download the Fedora-10-i386-netinst.iso to boot. Should i download another image to boot.
Last week I put together a new build:Asus p6t deluxe v2, i7 920, etc etc And installed Win7 RC which worked perfectly, however for the past couple days I've been trying to install Fedora but it seems to never work. The F11 Full disk cannot load anaconda during install, but still manages to install, however the installation cannot boot. The live disk loads, but then a black screen with eth0 and eth1 link is down pops up. So I tried other dists, Ubuntu 8.04 cannot boot, 9.04 boots and installs, but after reboot doesnt work. Anyone got any ideas as to why I cannot install Linux. Also in Win7, I cannot install Fedora as a VM. It just goes to 100% load while booting and such.
Just installed a fresh copy of F10. After install, when I boot It goes through a screen where it shows 3 bars loading. Once the last bar (white) is finished, and fedora 10 becomes white, nothing happens. If i press any key, it will give me a msg saying something along the lines of "reading contents of drive vol000 this make take a while". I rebooted after 2 hours. When i came back, I waited 8 hours.
I have downloaded the Fedora 10 i386 ISO from fedora and created a DVD with Nero. On boot the machine starts to Install, carries out a media check but at the next stage comecs up with an error that the media does not contain fedora 10
Actually I found a discussion on this topic. But my problem a bit different from the discussion made over there...The major discussion in that topic is related to the Graphics Issue. But my problem is with the CPU(as my machine says so).... I am posting my screenshot herewith. Please take some time to review it. This would be grateful.
Actually the error says: "This Kernel requires an x86-64 CPU. but only detected i686 CPU. Unable to Boot - please use a kernel appropriate for ur CPU." What does this mean?? My machine has Intel Core 2 Duo t6600 processor. Is Virtualization Playing a role in this issue...??
I want to install Fedora 15 on my asus eeepc 1015pw I have borrowed an external dvd driver and burned a x86-64 version Fedora 15 dvd but after I formatted the partitions, the installation program ask for network connection and it is failed to deploy the network card... so I been force to quit the installation.... I also try to config the grub by adding the "linux askmethod" but it is seems that external deriver is not in the options...
Tried on two computers, one laptop, one desktop. Downloaded DVD iso image and burned to DVD. Booted from CD and boot loader appears, and started count down. After the count down finished, nothing happen. Then I downloaded the netinstall image and repeat the procedure but with exact same result, nothing happened after the count down.I tested the download iso by installing it to a VMware VM, and installation completed. I don't even know where to start trouble shooting The only thing common between the two machine is the Nvidia graphic chip.
im having problems finalizing the installation of fedora 10 on a new ASUS P5E-VM that uses Intel G35 chipset.
1. i think fedora did not recognize the video driver since all the installation was in text mode and i cannot use "init 5" to load a UI
2. i tried to find some drivers (if any1 can recommend a rpm that i can download i will apprichiate it very much) but could not transfer them to the fedora since i could not mount any USB disk on key in the linux i tried using: mount -t vfat /mnt/usb (after mkdir /mnt/usb)
3. i tried to burn the driver but then could not access the dvd...
4. no internet connection yet... but thats because i cannot access my network drives that are on the USB key as well...
I tried to install Fedora 13 on X201 for a dual boot with Windows. Since there is no CD/DVD ROM on my laptop, I created a new logic partition and put the DVD iso image file of Fedora 13 on this partition. I also extracted the isolinux and image directories out of the DVD image and put it in the partition. I used grub for dos to try to boot to the installation. Here is the command I typed in grub console (For whatever reason, it did not recognize my menu.lst).
and then boot. The booting process went well until it reached "waiting for hardware to initialize", and then the screen turned black. I thought this happened because Fedora could not recognized (X201 has an integrated Intel HD Graphics adapter). So I tried adding different options to the line kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz , such as "kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz text", or "kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz xdriver=vesa nomodeset", and it still did not solve the problem.
I am unable to Install Fedora10 in my system as one of the multiple operating systems and it gets hanged after probing for Hardware devices and so ...I get fedora trademark sought of symbol and even after waiting any amount of time it doesnt go further..neither the keyboard works nor the mouse pointer moves... I am stuck at this screen shown in the installation screenshot...I get this screen however I dont get the options back or next or its that I am unable to see this options on the screen at all and mouse gets hanged and even keyboard doesnt work...
Initially after booting with the media it doesnt even prompt me to press any key to boot from CD or Dvd or I get any screen to select the option for the mode of installation like text based installation or graphical installation..it hardly shows me this screen for even a fraction of second as well...
It takes me to the screen
1) Install or upgrade fedora 2) rescue existing installation... 3) 4) Memory test
when I click on install fedora I am taken to the fedora splash screen and nothing goes ahead... I tried in rescue mode as well... In rescue mode it asks me for language selection...keyboard layout... later it doesnt go ahead as well... I have checked the installation media and it confirmed that the installation media is good... I use Redhat 4.1 version and It works fine except for the message drivers/usb/hid.c core message received at :75 while trying to restart shutdown or access a virtual console... Along with Redhat and while trying to install fedora I have windows server 2008,Windows vista on that harddisk...
I have F11 running on my Acer laptop and I'd like to install F13 on a newly created partition.I have downloaded the DVD install a couple of days ago and tried to boot it using different options, but always failed. Below my attempts:
1) first option (Install or upgrade): it took a looooong time (like 4 or 5 hours) to get to the Loading vmlinuz message; after a couple more hours it was still there (with 4 or 5 dots more) and I decided that enough was enough;
2) second option (basic video driver): I tried it with and without the nomodeset option and in both cases the Loading vmlinuz message was immediate, but couldn't get past it;
3) first option (Install or upgrade) with the nomodeset option: again the Loading vmlinuz message was immediate, it added up to 10 or 11 dots and then hung;
4) I also tried to boot the same DVD on another laptop (just to rule out media problems) and quickly reached the first install screen, so the DVD is ok I think.
Note that in ALL the above described attempts, when the boot process hang I see my HD led constantly on and also the DVD led flashing.
I am trying to install 2 or 3 versions of linux on my hardisk of 500GB capacity.The configuration of my machine is Intel Dual Core, 4 GB Ram, 3.0 Processor Windows XP is not installed on this.I tried to use a tool called GParted but was unable to use as it was not able to bring up the XServer So I booted the machine with fedora14 installation CD and chose "Custom Layout" After reading about the partitions needed by Fedora I created 3 partitions in /dev/sda
/dev/sda1 the boot of 500MB formated as ext4 /dev/sda2 the swap of 6096MB formatted as swap /dev/sda3 / size 150GB formatted as ext4
The installation went well and fc14 runs well on this.
However when I went to install the other linux version ....the installer was not able to recognize the unallocated space of nearly 350 GB on the hard disk.....So I am not able to create new partitions and then install the new linux on the newer partition.As a result I am unable to make use of the remaining space on the HDisk.I think I should have created /dev/sda4 /dev/sda5 etc when I installed fc14 itself....
Would appreciate some tips on how to install the other versions of Linux on this HDisk....
I just downloaded the 7 centos5 isos and burned them on cd (checksums alright). After rebooting my x200s with ultrabase the start screen of centos together with the boot promt appears. After I hit <Enter> nothing seems to happen and after some time there a message saying something like "disk failure..."
Does the CentOS installer does not support the x200 ultrabase?
I cannot install Kubuntu (or Unbuntu) 10.4 on my husband's computer. I have spent 5 hours on this and cannot get anywhere. I am deeply frustrated. The iso I burned to CD is good (works on 2 other computers). His computer will not boot from USB, no matter what I do to the drive order in BIOS. After loading the blue screen with the Kubuntu logo on it (and the blue-white dots), the screen changes to black and shows the following text:
BusyBox v1.13.3 (Ubuntu 1:1.13.3-1ubuntu11) built-in shell (ash) (initrafs) Unable to find a medium containing a live file system.
He really needs to get rid of WinXP. Kubuntu is what I have on my computer (and love it!). Here is some info about his computer:
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3 Build 2600 OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
I bought it blank and installed Opensuse 11.2 Gnome 64bit as the main OS (using it right now). Using the "long method" instructions found on this website, I installed the Nvidia 190.42 graphics driver from the Nvidia website. It is working perfectly. My OS worked great for a while (love it), but now I am unable to boot up completely into Gnome. The bootscreen goes fine until I get past the automatic login screen for gnome, then the display stays on the default green background. My lights indicate that my computer is working, but no panels or icons load onto the desktop. After about two minutes, a notification pops up saying that I am connected to the wireless network, but there are still no panels or icons on the desktop. My mouse pointer works fine, so I know that the display is not frozen. I end up having to shut off my computer and restart it. Usually this takes two tries before the Gnome desktop completely loads and I am able to use my computer. I'm relatively new to Linux, so if I need to do anything "fancy", you'll probably have to be patient with me and walk me through it