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Okay, I can't get Ubuntu, Debian, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, or OpenSolaris to even boot from the CD on my PC (the PC just beeps and restarts). I finally got Fedora installed, ...
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    On boot, Fedora gets to a point and can't finish booting, what's wrong?


    Okay, I can't get Ubuntu, Debian, Xubuntu, Kubuntu, or OpenSolaris to even boot from the CD on my PC (the PC just beeps and restarts). I finally got Fedora installed, but when I boot to it, I get something like this:
    ata1.00 (can't remember exactly, but it had "ata" in it) {string of numbers and letters}
    (it retries the same thing for 3 more lines then says)
    {DRDY}

    That's it, it just loops again and again. I know I wasn't very clear, so I'm sorry, but feel free to ask any questions. Also, the only distro I DID get working was Fluxbuntu, and my PCs specs are Dell Inspiron 530, E2160 (at stock), 300GB HDD, Vista, EVGA 8600GT (at stock).

    Thanks for any help.

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    Post output here.
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    Thanks for the help, I'm having trouble right now because Fedora doesn't like the Vista bootloader, so I'm gonna try EasyBCD. Though I did start Fedora once to try what you said. Okay, when Fedora got to the main GRUB page, I pressed "a" on the Fedora option and typed "noacpi" first, and when that didn't work, I did "lspci", but I just get the "ata1.00: (numbers)" and after it says "ata1.00: status: { DRDY }" and restarts that.

    Is there something I'm doing wrong?
    Thanks.

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    Actually, lspci isn't a boot option. It's something that you have to type in the terminal of a booted OS, such as Xubuntu. Boot into Xubuntu (or any LiveCD) execute
    Code:
    lspci
    and go ahead and run
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    fdisk -l          That's a small L there... not a one)
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    Sometimes hardware can cause this to happen. When it happened to me I had to go to the kernel boot options, and add this at the end.
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    --noapic
    You may not need the two dashes preceding it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterhead View Post
    You may not need the two dashes preceding it.
    In fact, the two dashes at the end may prevent the kernel from getting that option. At least, that's the way it works on my system -- I have to use noapic without the dashes.
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    Thanks for the clarification. As you can see, I wasn't sure.
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    Thanks for the help jayd, but I must be doing something wrong. I boot into the Fedora livecd, open up the terminal, and when I type in either it looks like this:
    [fedora@localhost `]$ lspci
    bash: lspci: command not found

    (just replace lspci with fdisk for the other error)

    What am I doing wrong?
    Thanks again.

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    Use "su -" to become root first (the dash is important), or type
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    /sbin/lspci
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    Thanks, I had to become root first, and it worked.

    This is what I get when I type lspci:
    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# lspci
    00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express DRAM Controller (rev 02)
    00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82G33/G31/P35/P31 Express PCI Express Root Port (rev 02)
    00:19.0 Ethernet controller: Intel Corporation 82562V-2 10/100 Network Connection (rev 02)
    00:1a.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
    00:1a.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #5 (rev 02)
    00:1a.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #6 (rev 02)
    00:1a.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) HD Audio Controller (rev 02)
    00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
    00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
    00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
    00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 92)
    00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801IR (ICH9R) LPC Interface Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801IR/IO/IH (ICH9R/DO/DH) 4 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
    00:1f.5 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801I (ICH9 Family) 2 port SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GeForce 8600 GT (rev a1)
    02:00.0 Communication controller: Conexant HSF 56k Data/Fax Modem
    And this is what I get with fdisk:

    Code:
    [root@localhost ~]# fdisk -l
    
    Disk /dev/sda: 320.0 GB, 320072933376 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 38913 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x38000000
    
       Device Boot      Start         End      Blocks   Id  System
    /dev/sda1               1           7       56196   de  Dell Utility
    /dev/sda2               8        3862    30965287+   f  W95 Ext'd (LBA)
    /dev/sda3            3863       33431   237512992+   7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda4   *       33432       38914    44030976    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda5               8         450     3555328    7  HPFS/NTFS
    /dev/sda6             451         475      200781   83  Linux
    /dev/sda7             476        3862    27206046   8e  Linux LVM
    
    Disk /dev/dm-0: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    Disk /dev/dm-0 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    
    Disk /dev/dm-1: 4294 MB, 4294967296 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 522 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    Disk /dev/dm-1 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    
    Disk /dev/dm-2: 25.7 GB, 25736249344 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 3128 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x00000000
    
    Disk /dev/dm-2 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    
    Disk /dev/dm-3: 2080 MB, 2080374784 bytes
    255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 252 cylinders
    Units = cylinders of 16065 * 512 = 8225280 bytes
    Disk identifier: 0x30307800
    
    Disk /dev/dm-3 doesn't contain a valid partition table
    Thanks for all the help.

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