Neither 8.04 or 8.10 will boot on my hardware so I am stuck at 7.10

Chris Mohler cr33dog at
Sat Dec 27 22:03:28 UTC 2008

On Sun, Dec 28, 2008 at 3:45 PM, Matthew Flaschen
<matthew.flaschen at> wrote:
>> I carefully checked the MD5 checksum before burning my CDs and did a
>> read after write when I burned my CD. I had the same troubles 8.04. The
>> system would take about 20 minutes and kick me into initramfs and
>> busybox. I can still run 7.10 just fine. I also tried using
>> all_generic_ide and rootdelay=130 in the boot string, no joy.

Have you tried getting rid of the "quiet" and "splash" options on the
boot line?  If so, what is displayed when the boot hangs up and/or
right before the busybox prompt?

Have you tried booting from the alternate CD?


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