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Cannot install LINUX


#1

Hy everyone I got a little issue here with my new build every time I try to install Fedora 29 from usb either from full iso or form netinstaller I get this message : “A start job is running for udev Wait for complete Device Initialization” and after that, it justs froze. The cpu is a 2950x on MSI MEG Creation. it does the same thing with Manjaro and Ubuntu.


#2

well firstly there is not enough info here. how are you making it?

Couple generic things to do.

  1. Use a proper Iso to USB converter/booter, really the only two things I can say are, Rufus
    https://rufus.ie/

Or a IIOD

  1. check the hash, there is a website here

http://onlinemd5.com/

and if on windows here is a handy tool

https://www.majorgeeks.com/files/details/hashtab.html

this is a mirror as the original site went down.

report back, also what is your hardware, as driver support can vary, also do you have secure boot disabled?


#3

What graphics card are you using?


#4

On the hard ware side I’ve got
CPU :2950x
MB : MSI MEG CREATION
Ram : 64gb gidkill Ripjaws V 3200
GPU 1 : RX 570 4Gb
GPU 2 : RX 590 8Gb
Nvme m.2 : 970 evo
SSD : 2 Kingston 480GB


#5

take out one of the graphics cards,
take out all but one of the boot drive you wish to install (preferable wipe it clean) {we’ll add this back after a successful install}
make the linux flavour with rufus, set to GPT, and format fat32
make sure secure boot is disabled and keys are deleted in the bios/uefi

install and install third party drivers, or the open source AMD GPU ones are OKAY too, its been a minute since I ran AMD GPU as I am a NVIDIA user.

report back


#6

thanks
I’ll try it right now


#7

the installation is well on its way thanks for the tips! Should I thought of unplugging every superfluous things! Thanks a lot


#8

You don’t need to install any drivers for the AMD card. While AMD does host “AMDGPU-PRO” drivers on their site for Red Hat, CentOS and Ubuntu LTS, those drivers are their released open source drivers plus some additions to support the pro line of cards they sell for CAD and such. What you need is already in Fedora and, odds are, newer than in the AMDGPU-PRO packages.

Be sure to update after booting into the install. If it’s Gnome, it will prompt you in a few minutes. If you’ve used the install ISO from the initial release of F29, say from getfedora.com, there will be hundreds of updates.


#9

disabling uefi in bios and deleting the keys is a primary thing as uefi and the keys were the method used by manufacturers to prevent un authorized os installation. (another microsith trick) so you were limited to just the original os installation media or authorized replacement.
quite often Ive had to disable uefi (and not deleting keys) just to run external forensic and recovery software