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f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

hi guys, i'm trying to run the xfce f11 spin on my acer aspire one but i
can't even get it to make it to the login screen, is there any known
problems with this spin? when i run it from usb it stops during the
hardware detection, just after it detects and sets up the usb items it
just stops in place. it isn't frozen as it still accepts the three
fingered salute and puts the machine down for reboot properly.

when i try to run it in qemu it gets to the same point then prints

"IO APIC Resources cannot be allocated"

and freezes there, anyone have any ideas what's up or any suggestion in
how to start debugging this

tia
phil

Comments

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Adam Miller at 04/01/2009 - 15:56

I'm actually having a similar issue when trying to test in VirtualBox.
I see the boot up process (I forget the name of the new replacement
thing) load the progress bar and then just a blank screen. I plan to
boot to real hardware soon as soon as I have some free time and see if
i can get to a tty to check logs and such. Otherwise I will be trying
to compose a more updated image in a few days and try again.

-Adam

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By psmith at 04/01/2009 - 17:26

well at least i now know i'm not alone with this problem, hopefully it
will be an easy fix as d/l the f11 betas for the three different arch's
in my household has put me over my b/w limit so i'm on a restricted
connection till the next billing date :(

phil

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Caius "kaio" Chance at 04/01/2009 - 21:09

I got same issue on my real hardware with F11 Beta DVD. :(

You are not alone. We are the world...

kaio

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By psmith at 04/02/2009 - 10:27

well to follow up on this i can't get the i686 xfce live, the standard
i686 gnome live or the x86-64 dvd install F11 beta media to work on my
desktop or netbook, both of which are currently running F10 :/

i'm going to try and work through it this evening but if i get no joy
i'll just wait for F11 final and go contribute to other projects that
check there media before releasing it! i get that it's beta, but how are
you supposed to help squash bugs if the bloody distro wont even install!

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Caius "kaio" Chance at 04/08/2009 - 10:06

Followed by many many tests, my solution on my spare laptop:

press [Esc] on grub menu > type 'linux acpi=off' and [Enter]

That's it and I went into GUI installation screen.

- kaio

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By psmith at 04/08/2009 - 14:31

good to hear you got it going, acpi off was one of the many things i
tried on my acer one aspire and i just couldn't get it to go, it always
froze at loading plymouth, thankfully the fedora xfce packager kevin
fenzi knocked up a newer spin to use and it worked perfectly so i have
f11 beta installed on 11 acer one's and it's running well so far :)

just for completeness kevins spin is available here >>

<a href="http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso" title="http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso">http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso</a>

phil

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Caius "kaio" Chance at 04/08/2009 - 21:16

Goo to hear you got it going too! :)

- kaio

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Adam Miller at 04/08/2009 - 14:40

That one is actually one I composed but it was created using the same
kickstart as Kevin's (the one in the git repository) ... they are both
incrementals, we just composed them a couple days apart.

Only reason I wanted to clarify is so that if anyone finds an issue
and wants to report it, they know which image to post back to the
thread about so that we don't end up chasing an issue on the wrong
image because it might not exist on the other as I'm sure at least a
few things have changed in three days worth of rawhide. :)

-Adam

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By psmith at 04/08/2009 - 16:06

oops sorry, copy and paste form the wrong email :o

kevins compose >>

<a href="http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso" title="http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso">http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso</a>

phil

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Adam Miller at 04/08/2009 - 10:37

I should have sent out an update on this, just didn't think about it.

Kevin Fenzi composed an unofficial incremental image that I've been
fortunate enough to get a hold of and do some testing, the issues have
actually already been fixed in rawhide. I composed a new unofficial
incremental image myself yesterday, it is available here:
<a href="http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso" title="http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso">http://www.shsu.edu/~ajm023/fedora-xfce-20090407.iso</a>

sha1sum fedora-xfce-20090407.iso
a9a20f943e7dfa22300478cde1cf86e6ca9dcef5 fedora-xfce-20090407.iso

My image is *completely* unofficial but was put together using the
xfce spin kickstart from the git repository. Anyone who would like to
download it for testing is welcome to, I'll probably leave it up for
download for at least a week.

-Adam

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Kevin Fenzi at 04/08/2009 - 11:35

On Wed, 8 Apr 2009 09:37:31 -0500

Yeah, I meant to post here too, but I guess i only posted on the thread
on test-list. ;( (The dangers of multiple lists having the same
discussion).

<a href="http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso" title="http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso">http://mirrors.tummy.com/pub/tmp/Fedora-xfce-20090404-i686.iso</a>

Is my unoffical compose using the official git kickstart.

I have been unable to figure out what went wrong with the i686 beta. ;(
I have asked rel-eng to do a snapshot this week and I will be testing
that as soon as it exists.

kevin

Re: f11 beta xfce live install/run problem

By Adam Miller at 04/08/2009 - 11:39

wow ... forgot to tag an arch, mine's 32-bit.
-Adam