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Old 02-13-2004, 09:21 AM   #1
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Can't install Fedora on my notebook


I burned 3 CDs of fedora, sucessfully intalled it on my desktop, coexists with windows ME.
However, I can't install it on my notebook, it hanged at "running /sbin/loader" ,

Why?

My notebook is preinstalled with windows2000, and i just uninstalled mandrake 10.0 beta2 from it and clear the disk space for about 6GB.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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Try starting it in 'text mode' instead as it could be hanging or having problems installing due to the hardware not being detected properly to start the installer...

Also, this is the Redhat forum.. I've reported to move this to the Fedora forum at this time where its more suitable.
 
Old 02-13-2004, 06:33 PM   #3
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I'll try in text mode,
i thought fedora is a new version of redhat ?
 
Old 02-13-2004, 06:40 PM   #4
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Moved to Fedora Forum...

Since there is a forum for Fedora specific issues, it is more appropriate to have your thread here

Cool
 
Old 02-13-2004, 10:43 PM   #5
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Net Install


Last edited by bdp; 02-14-2004 at 01:30 AM.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:37 PM   #6
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I type "linux text" to enter text-mode setup, but it still hanged at the same place, why ?
 
Old 02-17-2004, 06:41 PM   #7
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Quote:
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I type "linux text" to enter text-mode setup, but it still hanged at the same place, why ?
Why does my car not start? Could be anything really.. without any details!

Give us more details, like hardware specs, laptop make and model, etc? We're not psychic and can't assume why something doesn't work? I could only wish then we'd have emailed you before you even asked the problem here to tell you how to fix it then.. huh?

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Old 02-17-2004, 10:55 PM   #8
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Try switching virtual consoles with Alt + the function keys. I had a similar problem installing on a Winbook X1 laptop. On 3 or 4 there were some /dev/hdc (my cd-rom drive) errors - I got around it by installing over HTTP from a mirror - IIRC, its "linux askmethod". (I needed "nofb" as well for my Sis video chipset). It was kind of funny - the CD-Rs passed the test program and I had successfully installed Debian Stable and Windows 2000 Pro with the same drive.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:40 PM   #9
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my notebook is this:
http://www.clevo.com.tw/products/D400.asp

SIS M650 vga chipsets.
 
Old 02-17-2004, 11:41 PM   #10
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please help!
b4 that, i successfully installed mandrake 10-beta 2 on it, after that i think fedora is better, so i uninstalled mandrake.
 
Old 02-18-2004, 08:35 PM   #11
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Fedora better than Mandrake? (lol, never!)
 
Old 02-19-2004, 09:46 PM   #12
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Try this command
linux nofirewire
and kept pressing the "i" key till you get to the graphical menu selection <--- this worked for me


try
linux nofirewire nousb
and repeat the above steps with the "i" key.

I guess later on you can configure the firewire or usb.
 
Old 02-20-2004, 08:58 AM   #13
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i tried fedora core 2 test 1 and redhat 9.0, all can not install.
Hell
 
Old 02-28-2004, 08:41 PM   #14
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D400E problems here as well

Hi

I have the D400E and I am getting the same problems... Mandrake 9.2.

At boot from the CD, the default graphical install freezes with a black screen immediately after pressing Enter right at the start of setup.

I figured the most cautious install would be "text noauto" so I tried that and it gets as far as:

Loading alt0
Loading alt0/all.rdz
Ready.
Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.
_


Then it hangs with flashing cursor.

Ah! I just tried "alt1" at the boot prompt, which loads the 2.2 kernel, and it looks like it might install... getting a lot further anyway. It has complained about not being able to support PCMCIA under a 2.2 kernel but that shouldn't be a problem just yet. Now (thinking aloud) what will happen when I try to upgrade the kernel. How do you do it anyway?

Hope soms of this helps.

funcii
 
Old 02-28-2004, 09:38 PM   #15
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Further to my last post...

It installed successfully (apart from it asking for "International CD" and the only one left - CD 3 - apparently not being it) and went to restart, got damn black screen again.

So I restarted in failsafe mode, and it did it again only this time it left a report like the install one:

Uncompressing Linux... Ok, booting the kernel.

and then hung and needed a hard reset as usual.

Might see if I can get any support from Clevo - I've seen lots of reports of linux problems with this make of notebook.

Will try Suse and post here again.


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