Successfull install and registration but can't boot RHEL7 Beta

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See step 25 below for the MAJOR PROBLEM. Apart from that, I was able to install and register, with a few MINOR PROBLEMs marked below. The test case is dual booting F20 and RHEL 7 Beta on a laptop, using a Windows desktop for downloads, etc.

  1. Download liveusb-creator-3.12.0-setup.exe (due to working on a Windows machine)

  2. Install liveusb-creator-3.12.0 on the Windows machine

  3. Download Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1.iso

  4. Use liveusb-creator-3.12.0 to burn Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-20-1.iso to a bootable USB stick

  5. Boot the test laptop from this USB stick and install F20

  6. During F20 install, choose to have a single 80GB primary partition for / with no swap partition

  7. Request a spare 20GB primary partition (e.g. /dev/sda3) mounted as /iso

  8. Boot F20 for the first time and do yum update, get 3.12.6 kernel

  9. Download rhel-7-public-beta-x86_64-dvd.iso and copy the iso (unexpanded) to /iso

  10. Also download rhel-7-public-beta-x86_64-boot.iso

  11. Use liveusb-creator-3.12.0 to burn rhel-7-public-beta-x86_64-boot.iso to a USB stick

  12. Boot from the rhel-7-public-beta-x86_64-boot USB stick

  13. Choose /dev/sda3 as the source of the install, and pick the rhel-7-public-beta-x86_64-dvd.iso as the iso to be used

  14. Request a single 100GB partition for / on the hard drive as the destination of the install and no swap partition

  15. MINOR PROBLEM: Reboot button at end of RHEL 7 Beta install didn't do a reboot

  16. Manually power off and reboot

  17. RHEL 7 Beta automatically showed up at top of boot list, no manual tweaking of grub required

  18. Accept license terms

  19. MINOR PROBLEM: Could not reach to register

  20. Log in for first time and manually start wired networking (which is probably what prevented registration)

  21. Attempt to register again

  22. MINOR PROBLEM: Had to manually key in as address for registration

  23. MINOR PROBLEM: Message about missing SSL certificate

  24. Problem solved by going in through Subscription Manager and successfully registered

  25. MAJOR PROBLEM: F20 now boots okay, but booting RHEL 7 Beta results in Code: Bad RIP value followed by kernel panic



Booting linux with parameter acpi=off bypasses the problem and allows successful start of RHEL 7 Beta, but creates other problems (USB mouse not working).