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April 10, 2009

Install Fedora Core 6 into SATA hard disk

Filed under: Linux — Tags: , — vicker313 @ 12:53 pm

Install Fedora Core 6 (FC6) into a SATA Hard Disk might need some tricks. Instead of doing a standard install, you need to issue command such as “linux all-generic-ide”. Then the rest of the installation will be OK.

However after the installation, FC6 will boot into “Kernel Panic” error. In this case, you need to boot with the installation CD, then issue command “linux rescue all-generic-ide”. Then edit /boot/grub/grub.conf, add the key word “all-generic-ide” into the kernel line, for example:

kernel /vmlinuz-2.6.18-1.2798.fc6 ro root=LABEL=/ all-generic-ide rhgb quiet

For some reasons, the display will out of range when you reboot. So you need to edit /etc/inittab, change “id:5:initdefault” to “id:3:initdefault” to make it boot into command mode. Then reboot.

After reboot, login and issue “system-config-display” to configure the display. Then edit /etc/inittab again, change 3 back to 5 and reboot again.

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