Here we go again. FC3 panics when booting the first disk

Janina Sajka janina at
Tue Nov 30 16:36:56 EST 2004

nick G writes:
> I don't think FC2 comes with fdisk or anything,

Wrong. It most certainly does, and if you didn't install fdisk, and more
to the point parted, you still could--but read on.

>otherwise I could probably 
> do something.  That's what I mean I'm forced to do it this way.  I do not 
> get the language or keyboard sellection screans because it panics before I 
> do.  Everything just dies.

But, you do have a working FC2 on this box? Excuse me for asking this
more than once, but I want to be very certain I understand you
correctly. If you do have a functioning FC2, I have some follow up
questions that might be helpful in debugging.

If you do not get the language and keyboard screens, the install from
hard drive option may not be available either.

So, let's take this one step at a time.

PS: On general principle you should have /home, and possibly /usr/local
as separate partitions on an existing LInux install. Those would be
excellent locations for the iso images in preparation for a hard drive
based installation, as you would likely not want to lose all your user
data from /home, for example. The HOWTO recommends such a strategy--but
this is aside from your more immediate problem.


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