More problems installing Fedora 17

After install fedora 17 into my friend computer, My desktop gets your turn.

I follow my classic fedora installation method.

  1. Download install DVD x86_64 version iso image.
  2. Burn a blank DVD
  3. Boot my computer from the DVD

these are my normal steps but my boot DVD shoa lot of errors like:

SQUASHFS error: Unable to read page, block xxxxxxxF, size xxxF

I read some info from forums and they say that the problem was with the dvd, Because after install fedora in my desktop I was installed Hasefroch 7聽 and burned Fedora ISO in the same computer.

After Downloaded Sha256 for windows and check that I have the correct image, i go to bed and leave the computer checking a new recorder DVD.

When I get up I observer tat new DVD has errors too, so i decided to download a live cd iso and try with live CD, this method works and i could install fedora but i saw a small number of errors but it was thinking the live cd聽 too small for support everything. so i decide install my system from the live cd hopping that errors disappears at first boot.

After install a bad behavior appear in the screen and system appears to frozen in moments with unexpected X restarts. I decide to check running process using top et voila. My Phenom computer only has one processor working 馃檨 . After that I remember that when change the hard disk some wires from the pow source stopped the CPU fan for a moment, 20 secs approx, a disaster has coming i burn my cpu and聽 need to buy a new processor, but when i reboot on haseforch聽 saw four cores working, that not was a CPU problem so I check the dmesg output.

[    0.006467] ACPI: Core revision 20120111
[    0.009031] ftrace: allocating 22596 entries in 89 pages
[    0.017650] ..TIMER: vector=0x30 apic1=0 pin1=2 apic2=-1 pin2=-1
[    0.028157] CPU0: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor stepping 03
[    0.028998] Performance Events: AMD PMU driver.
[    0.028998] ... version:                0
[    0.028998] ... bit width:              48
[    0.028998] ... generic registers:      4
[    0.028998] ... value mask:             0000ffffffffffff
[    0.028998] ... max period:             00007fffffffffff
[    0.028998] ... fixed-purpose events:   0
[    0.028998] ... event mask:             000000000000000f
[    0.028998] NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.
[    0.028998] Booting Node   0, Processors  #1
[    0.028998] smpboot cpu 1: start_ip = 93000
[    6.975648] CPU1: Not responding.
[    6.976466]  #2
[    6.976475] smpboot cpu 2: start_ip = 93000
[   14.279079] CPU2: Not responding.
[   14.281137]  #3
[   14.281146] smpboot cpu 3: start_ip = 93000
[   21.143977] CPU3: Not responding.
[   21.144993] Brought up 1 CPUs
[   21.145004] Total of 1 processors activated (5022.87 BogoMIPS).
[   21.147104] devtmpfs: initialized
[   21.147356] PM: Registering ACPI NVS region at cfcf0000 (12288 bytes)

I try changing kernel boot parameters without acpi with NOACPI and a lot of things and every time that my computer reboot my Linux only show one core.

Finally i found the guilty element it doesn’t was the CPU it was the motherboard

MA785GM-US2HI update the bios using the last version but it doesn’t work, finally I download a BIOS beta version , mb_bios_ga-ma785gm-us2h_f12a, from gigabyte web page and it works.

[    0.026770] CPU0: AMD Phenom(tm) 9850 Quad-Core Processor stepping 03
[    0.026998] Performance Events: AMD PMU driver.
[    0.026998] ... version:                0
[    0.026998] ... bit width:              48
[    0.026998] ... generic registers:      4
[    0.026998] ... value mask:             0000ffffffffffff
[    0.026998] ... max period:             00007fffffffffff
[    0.026998] ... fixed-purpose events:   0
[    0.026998] ... event mask:             000000000000000f
[    0.026998] NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.
[    0.026998] Booting Node   0, Processors  #1
[    0.026998] smpboot cpu 1: start_ip = 93000
[    0.038014] NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.
[    0.038094]  #2
[    0.038095] smpboot cpu 2: start_ip = 93000
[    0.050011] NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.
[    0.050083]  #3
[    0.050084] smpboot cpu 3: start_ip = 93000
[    0.062009] NMI watchdog enabled, takes one hw-pmu counter.
[    0.062032] Brought up 4 CPUs
[    0.062034] Total of 4 processors activated (20091.79 BogoMIPS).

Now all the cores are available. Screen doesn’t works yet and I’m downloading a new DVD copy because i don’t like liveCD install.

Enjoy

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