Fedora Core 2 on a Dell Precision 610 will not boot
Mon Jan 10 13:22:01 2005
We have some old Dell Precision 610s that are currently running
Red Hat Linux 7.3. I am attempting to install Fedora Core 2 on
these machines. The installation process proceeds normally, but
the machine will not reboot after the installation. The following
messages appear on the screen:
Booting 'Fedora Core (2.6.5-1.358smp)'
Filesystem type is ext2fs,partition type 0x83
kernel /boot/vmlinux-2.6.5-1.358smp ro root=LABEL=/
The machine is not locked up hard, because ctl+alt+delete will
perform a reboot. Occasionally, if I let the machine sit for
a while (a half-hour), it will eventually boot.
I have updated to the machine to the A11 BIOS, which is the last
The same symptoms occur with Fedora Core 3. I have also installed
lilo instead of grub, with similar symptoms.