Fedora Installation :: Can't Install F10 - Freezes

May 5, 2009

I've tried this a couple different ways and I can't get it to work. Whenever I try to install from my F10 DVD, I get to the part where it asks if I want English or some other language. After I pick English and click Next, everything goes black except for my mouse which is frozen.

Primary boot drive is blank, secondary has Win7
Using F10 x86_64 DVD

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Sep 1, 2010

Installing from a CD, and F13 constantly freezes at the same spot - "Checking dependencies in packages selected for installation" - gets stuck 1/3 to 1/2 thru.

Dell Dimension 2400, Celeron 2.4GHz, 768MB memory, 120GB drive.

I've used same CD set to install several other systems so CDs are good.

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Nov 26, 2009

The Fedora 12 (64 bit) install freezes right after the "probing EDD (edd=off) .... ok" comes up. I have to do a hard reboot to get the system back. I am currently running Fedora 8 (64bit) and everything works fine. The Fedora 11 (64 bit) install runs. (I don't really want Fedora 11, so I didn't complete the install).
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I'll be doing the full install soon, but what should I look for once I have it installed to figure out what the issue is? Why do I now have to pass the memory size when 8 and 11 seems to be able to figure that out? I have a dell optiplex 740 with 4Gb of ram. AMD Athlon x2 64bit processor.

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Jun 21, 2010

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All goes well until suddenly the whole thing freezes, mouse as well. This has happened twice. The first time it stopped with 532 packages still to install. The second tim it had installed all packages, and the froze at
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Each time I was installing to a different, unused, hard disk.

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Feb 16, 2010

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Aug 28, 2010

Well, it's a weird problem.
I had an old desktop pc, and I downloaded and burned both Karmic and Lucid desktop and alternate ISOs. I installed the karmic alternate in that PC, and things went smoothly.

Now a friend of mine gave me his old Packard Bell Easynote R laptop. It has a centrino 1.6GHz mother, 1GB RAM and a 60GB disk. The GPU (Geforce Go 6200) overheats a lot, but I have lurked around and found out this is a common issue.
Well, so I installed Win XP, and recently I wanted to install xubuntu here as well.
Thing is, the desktop install freezes. It does nothing, I can't even use the Live CD.
The alternate install goes well until the proper install, and then starts complaining about missing files in the CD.

Two things: The CD is perfect, I just tried it on my other desptop PC and it goes well.
The laptop cd tray is well too, I install things all the time, and I tried to install a game after this happened, to try and see if it was this, but it appears to work just fine.

I don't know what could be causing this. And I don't know enough to change things at the install prompt (noacpi, thing like that, I don't know what they mean).

Has anyone experienced something like this? If so, is there a solution? I believe this laptop cannot boot from flash drive, in the boot menu I only have HD, CD-DVD, Floppy and LAN.

Another thing: If is a CD issue, is there a way to install this from LAN? (that is, using my other working PC to do this?)

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Jan 20, 2010

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Feb 20, 2010

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Mar 26, 2010

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May 2, 2010

I just did a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04, my PC was running 9.10 and 9.04 before, no problems. No problems on install (received some: end-request: i/o error, dev sr0, ....errors but as far as I know this doesn't mean anything but Cd Rom door open). When I started Ubuntu everything runs ok, (even audio that didn't worked on 9.04 ..finally)

After 1 or to minutes PC just freezed, everytime I restarted same thing. Tried using liveCD, id does crash anyway. I downloaded another ISO using bittorrent, installed, same result. When I open the Computer Monitor I see the System Memory scale up to 100%, then it alternates between processor 1 and 2, it goes to 100% then to about 9 and the other processor goes to 100 one at a time.

1.6 Mhz Intel
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Aug 6, 2010

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Jun 25, 2011

I'm really struggling to install 11.04 on old AMD Sempron 3000+ 1.81 GHz, 1.00 GB of RAM, running XP I've used the same USB drive installer to put 11.04 on my netbook and had no problems at all.

So I boot into the install page click to install then click forward at the next page and it always freezes a little after this or sometimes before. I checked my BIOS settings and I pretty sure I've adjusted what I needed to according to the pre-install guidance on Ubuntu help.

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Jul 31, 2011

I'm trying to install Ubuntu 11.04 on this old desktop that is currently running WinXP. I get to the menu to choose to try ubuntu, install, or boot hard drive. I choose Install and it begins to load with those 5 dots then after a minute or so it just freezes on that screen. I then try to choose the "try" option and it does the same thing, although takes slightly longer before it freezes.I just happen to have a v8.10 disc laying around so I try that. I get to the same options menu, it loads, and then shows a black screen with a white blinking underscore. Same goes for when I use the "try" option.Specs:2.53GHz P41.5GB RAM250GB HDD

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Dec 10, 2010

I have Dell Vostro laptop with Core2 processor 1.8 GHz, 2 GB RAM. I want to install Fedora. I tried to install it with Fedora_14_ 32 bit and Fedora_14_ 64 bit. After booting by DVD or USB, I get initial blue screen in which I select Install and it starts for few seconds and freezes there, it does not move ahead. I got Fedora 32 bit DVD from Fedora so it should have come with checksum checked. So IMO DVD is ok, it is something else with regard to hardware detection, stopping installation to go ahead. I tried 3 times, but do not go ahead.

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Sep 30, 2010

I'm trying to install on HP ML 350 F13 G6 with standard array controller and 3 drives in raid 5. Well, when the installation process get the screen that shows the files copied (all copied...) , it freezes and does not advance more. Perhaps groped a firmware update? Other distributions are installed correctly.

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Aug 13, 2010

My 10.04 install freezes at about 95%, during running dpkg. I have tried again, always freezes at same point.Live CD version runs fine.Is there a 'command line' install that might help me determine which pkg is causing the problem.I had 9.10 running on the system for the last six months with no problems.

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Aug 23, 2010

Linux newb here. I was looking for a lightweight distro that I really like and Lubuntu was it. I installed in on all three of my comps with out issues and my old Dell desktop(512mb ram) is flying now. Way faster than XP even right after a fresh install of both on the same desktop. On my fourth install, my girlfriends old toshiba laptop, it installed fine. After the restart and reboot it gets to the Lubuntu logo with the 5 dots under it. It gets through 4 of the dots then freezes. I left it for 20 minutes and it was stuck.

I tried booting from cd again and check disc for defects. It said it found 2 files with errors, press any key to reboot. Which I did and it just booted right back into the freeze. Maybe since I have to manually make it boot from cd every time it was wanting to boot back into the CD after the disc check, I'm not sure. I tried burning a new iso on a slower speed, same thing for a total of 3 reinstalls with the same effect. The only thing different about this install compared to my others is:

A) I had to flash the bios from windows before I started to even get the damn thing to be able to boot from CD

B) I decided to just wipe XP and install Lubuntu on the whole drive.

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Sep 1, 2011

I bought a netbook and decided to add ubuntu to it through wubi. I did this to my desktop with no problem. I liked the fact that I could uninstall it easily through windows. However, on my netbook, when it gets to the install page, it stays there. I can connect to the internet, and suspend the installation but it won't budge from the install page that thanks you for downloading ubuntu and shows you all the stuff it can do.

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Aug 1, 2009

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I have two boxes on one KVM switch and "tap-tap" the scroll lock key to switch between computers. Sometimes when switched back to Fedora box it is frozen. Nothing works and I must push the power button to get it to reboot.

What causes Fedora to freeze and is there something I can do about it?

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Nov 30, 2009

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Jan 1, 2016

I just installed Debian Testing on an encrypted partition (using the encryption feature in the installer). Problem is when I boot I enter the passphrase and then Debian starts to load a bit and then it stops and won't move again. During a normal boot the boot stops after : EDAC sbridge : Couldn't find mci handler Then do a recovery mode boot from grub loader so more information is displayed during the boot time and it stops after : [12.513770] fb: switching to nouveaufb from simple it stops there I can't type anything, I can reboot the computer with ctrl+alt+del tho

I was booting just fine in a previous installation on a MBR-partitioned disk (now it's GPT-partitioned). I have to add that during installation I added a second encrypted volume on a HDD (while / is on a SSD) that mounts to /data. When few days ago I installed it on the MBR-partitioned disk it asked me for the /data passphrase pretty fast, now it just seems to boot and asks me only one passphrase until it freezes.

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Apr 12, 2010

how something doesn't work. Just so I feel better (and hopefully you too), I <3 you Debian. You've worked wonderfully on many projects and experiments before. Here we go.

Gateway Solo 5300
Intel Mobile Pentium IIIe 900MHz
Random 10GB 2.5" IDE drive (currently contains WinXP Pro)

For the very short time I could boot off the Debian 5.04 i386 CD, I'd choose the default settings to boot to the installer only to have it freeze about 3-4 seconds in. I tried a few of the compatibility options, but I can't remember which. I set up a quick and dirty PXE server using tftp32 on a Windows machine and used it to successfully boot to the Debian installer from PXE only to have it freeze in the same spot. I'm now running the installer using whatever was included on the Debian CD to modify Windows XP's boot.ini to load grub and (inherently the installer) and it is again freezing in the same spot. Ubuntu does roughly the same thing, but only gives me a blank screen.

I'm fairly skilled with Windows (been using since Win 3.1 and 6-8 years old) in the command line and graphical environment and I know enough Linux to make me accidentally type "ls" instead of "dir" when I'm in Windows' command prompt and enough to get around in terminal (apt-get, more/less, grep, pipes, make, etc). I'm sure Debian will make better use of my rather limited 900MHz proc. I'll do my best to understand the technical jargon.

The installer only manages to get to about here: (I get to type this out manually. Ignoring timestamps. Bear with me.)

Freeing initrd memory: 11977k freed
Simple Boot Flag at 0x36 set to 0x1
audit: initializing netlink socket (disabled)
type=2000 audit(1271025644.848:1): initialized


Googling the last few lines suggests the problem is with USB. There is no option to disable the onboard USB controller and additionally, there is no option to boot from USB. Thinking the problem might be IRQ conflicts, I've disabled the Serial and Parallel port from the BIOS in a desperate attempt to free up IRQs slightly. The CD-ROM drive can be removed and swapped with a floppy drive or extra battery. I've removed as many devices as I can, the full list of which is just the CD-ROM and PCMCIA wireless card.

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Jul 31, 2011

I have two Lenovo laptops: One is a T410 now running on openSUSE 11.4 with KDE 4. I got my wireless, keyboard languages/layouts, upgraded firefox... The other, a V570, is currently running Ubuntu 11.4 and I'd like to install openSUSE 11.4 on it.

Here is what I did. Downloaded openSUSE-11.4-DVD-x86_64.iso from software.opensuse.org: Download openSUSE 11.4 (Direct link). md5 checksum is good (compared to checksum posted by caf4926). Burned to DVD using Brasero. Installed openSUSE on the T410 (did the media check first from the installation menu - it was ok). Install went well and system is running fine. I'm happy with it

This is the problem I'm having; tried it about 10 times now and every time it's the same. Using the same DVD, trying to install openSUSE 11.4 on the V570 machine; after turning on, it boots from the DVD and I get the following 3 lines and then the cursor just sits at the fourth and does not continue

ELILO boot: ..........
Loading kernel linux... done
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Feb 6, 2010

Scenario new-clean laptop computer "Hundyx W765TUN" with this test results:

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- VGA NVIDIA G98M/GeForce-G105M: well managed with Live-CD
- CD/DVD Matshita UJ890AS: well managed with Live-CD
- Audio Intel ICH9/82801I: well managed with Live-CD


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I've tried also to leave the computer some hours with the "GRUB Loading." message, but it doesn't move and remains with the same screen/text. Cursor remains blinking all the time under the GRUB message. In all cases Control+Alt+Del works to reboot. With hundreds of installations made, I've never found the same situation. It would be so strange to be a hardware issue.

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Feb 24, 2010

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Mar 17, 2010

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May 22, 2010

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-k195hp laptop, in which i've installed Ubuntu 10.04. Before installation i tried the Livedisk environment to make sure that everything would work out okay.

The results were fine, ubuntu even got the onboard Wireless card working which was causing problems in windows. But after the install ubuntu has become erratic. It sometimes boots and does a lot of work but other times it'll boot and freeze as soon as i move the mouse, or even earlier. I am pretty certain the CD was not the cause as i've already used it to install 10.04 in another system and i'm writing from it right now. I got the 10.04 iso on the day it came out and thought that maybe it wasn't complete so tried updating my install, but it had an error during the update installation.

Now even the live CD won't work as it hangs in the loading screen.

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Jun 1, 2010

Multiple install problems.

1. Installation freezes while looking for repositories. Have left overnight hoping installation would continue with no luck.
2. When it does find all the repositories it crashes with fatal error installing package XYZ. This could indicate errors when reading the installation media. Installation cannot continue.

Solutions tried.

1. First I though the download ISO was bad. Tested the ISO download with sha256sum checksum utility. Perfect download according to the checksum.
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3. I tried burning the ISO with two different DVD burners. One with windows 7 ISO burning utility. The other on windows XP using Nero 7.
4. Tried burning the disks at low speed to get a better burned disk.
5. I have tried 2 different brands of DVD disks
6. I have officially gone through 8 different DVD disks.

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I initially installed Debian 8 onto my iMac G5 (with KDE), and it would boot to a black screen. I then tried again, and reformatted+reinstalled with only "Standard system utilities", "Print server", and "SSH server".The boot hangs before I get to a log-in prompt. Please see the attached log files I pulled off by booting from the rescue CD option. (I got an error when attaching the log files, so I used tinyupload to upload the files.URL....

Here's some of "syslog"
Code: Select allApr 27 17:37:45 iMacG5 systemd[1]: Started System Logging Service.
Apr 27 17:37:45 iMacG5 kernel: [   13.137638] Unable to handle kernel paging request for data at address 0x00000008
Apr 27 17:37:45 iMacG5 kernel: [   13.137645] Faulting instruction address: 0xd000000002314488
Apr 27 17:37:45 iMacG5 kernel: [   13.137654] Oops: Kernel access of bad area, sig: 11 [#1]


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