I have had problems on my machine with both the 32 and 64 bit versions of the DVD. I have managed to get both to install (although not installing them at the same time...) except neither will boot.
At the moment I have the 32bit version on my computer (specs coming...) and it will install fine, I can then boot onto the DVD and go into rescue mode and chroot to my installation. However, if i attempt to use grub to boot the installation normally I have no luck.
The screen will display Red Hat nash etc... and then (i believe) do the Starting udev stage, at this point I get what looks to be a stack dump output with calls relating to emu_10k, which after some reading seems to be related to soundcards. The next printout is firewire related and then the machine hangs. Note I have an EMU1616 Pro audio soundcard (which the drivers are developed by creative).
I have tried specifying the kernel parameters when booting with grub (apm=off etc etc) and have also tried specifying run level 3, when doing this i still get the "stack dump" but it carries on a little further and hangs after setting the hostname...
The machine is a dual booting Windows XP box with an Asus M2N32-SLI nForce 590 motherboard, its an AMD64 dual core CPU with two NVIDIA 7600GS in SLI, the system then has two dual monitor screens attached.
I've got Fedora 8 installed on my laptop (dual boot again) and would rather use it on my main PC as opposed to say Ubuntu which I will try next to see if it is Fedora related.
I had an attempt at viewing messages from past boots by using dmesg but didnt have much luck in finding an error. Removing "quiet" from the boot command yeilds no luck either. Can someone give me some pointers as to what/where I should be looking? The installation is not on a RAID drive (but it is sata).
Is it worth trying a different runlevel? It seems to get further in runlevel 3 but i don't know what is meant to come after setting the hostname.