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.


Nvidia Fx 5200 on Fedora 17

recently a friend lend me your desktop pc for reinstall the OS, I decided install Fedora 17 as a backup OS, if something happens with Windows XP linux will save his life.

After install and configure Windows XP, Fedora take his turn, but when the install process ended an out of range message appears into my screen. Fortunately network was working and ssh was runing :-P.

First I take my laptop and聽 discover the nvidia computer ip, you can check your router ip or use nmap.

ssh <nvidia_ip> -l root

vim /etc/default/grub

and append in your聽 GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX聽 this text “rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0″

GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=” rd.lvm=0 SYSFONT=True rd.luks=0 LANG=es_ES.UTF-8聽 KEYTABLE=es rhgb quiet rdblacklist=nouveau nouveau.modeset=0”

and finally run

grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg

reboot your computer

reboot && exit

now your screen is working , not fluent聽 but working :-P.