Earlier today, I was attempting install Fedora 11 on a VMware virtual machine, but the boot process would hang with a black screen and a solid white curser at the top:
After much whaling and gnashing of teeth, and a new download of the ISO because I thought it could be corrupted, I stumbled upon a quick fix. Add the line “noapic acpi=off” to the boot options like this:
And voila, your LiveCD boots!
I recall having this issue on an old Dell notebook with a previous version of Fedora, but I couldn’t remember the options I used to get it to work. Thanks to “dohnut” over here.