[mythtv-users] Fedora Core 6 won't boot after installation (x86_64)?

Stroller linux.luser at myrealbox.com
Thu Feb 1 09:50:31 UTC 2007

On 26 Jan 2007, at 14:01, Sebastian Buks wrote:
> ...there seemes to be a LOT of
> different problems with FC6. Anyway, my problem is this: I downloaded
> the DVD and started the installation, it locked at "io scheduler cfq
> register" all the time, so I searched for it and found that booting  
> with
> this option would make it start, "|linux noapic acpi=off nofb|", so  
> far
> so good. The installation went smooth but when rebooting nothing
> happens. I get the usual BIOS stuff (obviously) and then the marker  
> just
> blinks in the upper left corner. Nothing happens at all.

This is NOT a MythTV problem.

I suggest you repost elsewhere:

If you refrain from posting general Linux issues here then it keeps  
the list uncluttered & we can better help in future when you come to  
post problems which actually relate to the MythTV software.

> There is no
> GRUB installed as this HTPC will run linux only (i.e. no DUAL- 
> boot). So
> what is this? I'm trying to setup the 64-bit version on an AMD64. Any
> thoughts on this?

When you do repost you will have to state what kind of hardware  
you're using that it doesn't need a boot-loader.

One might interpret your comments to mean "GRUB is only required on  
PCs that dual-boot between Linux & Windows, and GRUB is not required  
on PCs that boot only Linux" - this is NOT the case.

The BIOS of conventional PCs (such as my old x86 hardware) reads the  
first sector of the hard-drive on start-up. As I understand it, the  
BIOS loads this straight into RAM & executes it; the boot-loader sits  
in this section and is a program which knows where to look for the  
kernel & os filesystems.


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