I am getting a soft hang when I am trying to install FC 6 on my intel core duo system.
Here are the system particulars:
motherboard: MSI P965 neo
processor: intel core duo 6600
ram: 2 gigabyte
disk: 2 x western digital 150G SATA II set up as ordinary SATA disks
video card: Nvidia 8800 GTX
install media: FC 6 on bootable dvd
Hardware-wise I am confident it is ok since I've been running windows XP on it no problem and it was now time to add linux in a dual boot configuration.
Here are the symptoms: with a straight install and no kernel options it will boot, run through the self test, start up the install GUI and proceed normally (mouse works, etc) until I get to the part to select and partition the disks. No disks show up for me to select and the install cannot proceed. It's the same for both a GUI or text-based install.
Google searches revealed suggestions to try all-generic-ide and pci=nommconf as parameters. When this was tried it didn't even get as far as before. When it went to the GUI install X would start and the mouse cursor would appear but nothing else would happen. I could move the mouse but no actions were possible. I left it for 2 hours to ensure it wasn't a timeout problem.
With a text install using both or either of those parameters it would hang with a blue screen. I also let it sit to make sure there was nothing it was going to time out on.
I've done about 25 redhat installs over the years and this is the very first time I've had a significant problem. I haven't tried using the 32 bit version of FC 6 yet and wasn't planning to except as a last resort.
I would appreciate any good suggestions on what to try next or where to look.