I am trying to install Fedora. New to Fedora but used Linux/Unix machine earlier - not in the capacity as admin though.
I have good machine that is about 10 yrs old. Have IDE HDD, DVD drives. 512 MB memory and Intel Celeron 1700MHZ processor. The machine is currently running SUSE linux.
I want to load Fedora. I have downloaded Fedora 15 DVD ISO image and trying to install it.
The installation goes up to certain point and hangs at the same point when it is "trying to unpack rootfs image as initramfs" - this is the message I get as well. It hangs so tight that I have to give reset the machine using the reset button.
I have read other posting on this topic - although in earlier case, it was reported that s/he was trying to go from Fed 14 to Fed 15. And that the user was able to get the prompt after hitting Ctrl+C 30+ times.
In this case, it is a new install - straight boot from DVD and getting up to this point and HANG!!
However, I still tried to use the solution suggested in other post - ran memory test successfully. Had an additional PCI card (USB 2.0 and Firewire port) removed it. But it did not help. I think mother board is OK - as I said; I am running SUSE linux on it currently. If I removed Fed DVD, the machine boots just fine with SUSE linux on the HDD.
Any help will be appreciated.