I have a compute-intensive application that I’d like to use an old Poweredge 1800 server’s CPU’s to run some copies of the app with. Since it hasn’t been powered on in quite some time, I apparently cannibalized it, removing the boot HD that it had. Now, I’m trying to get Fedora installed on an extra HD that I had laying around, but am having issues getting the F33 KDE Live UDB stick (that I have booted in the past on other PC’s) to work. I do end up getting the initial menu to start up, but when I choose to start the Live image it just hangs after vmlinuz and initrd are loaded - with a grey screen if the quiet boot option is used, or a blank screen with the cursor in the upper left corner without it. This is regardless of whether I use nomodeset. I have now spent 2 days trying every option offered by my favorite search engine to no avail. The CPU is a Xeon that I have confirmed (in and of itself harder than it should have been) is 64-bit. The graphics processor is an ATI Radeon 7000-M.
Any ideas how to get this to boot the live image?
I really do not have any other media options available, nor can I use the hard drive that I have available for this in any of my current systems (otherwise, I’d do the install there and move the drive). I really do not care what version of Fedora that I use, so if upgrading or downgrading will work, I’m OK with that. (I’m looking to stick with Fedora because I have been using it since before it was called Fedora and know it pretty well.)
I was thinking PXE boot, but I really, really do not want to change the DHCP server that I’m using for various reasons and am having issues trying to get dhcpd to run only as a PXE server even though it’s my understanding that the two are separable according to the spec (I guess another thread…).
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.