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Old 07-15-2007, 07:18 AM   #1
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Fedora 7 Installation Problems


Hello All,

I have just installed Fedora 7 on one of my machines. During the installation process, I checked the boxes for the packages that I wished to be installed and unchecked the boxes for the packages I did not want to be installed.

During this installation process, I was informed that my machine had low memory, and required the swap space to be used immediately. I was also not able to use the 'graphical installation wizard'.

The installation process took approximately one hour.

During the first boot-up after installation, I was not presented with the firstboot program, or the rhgb.

I then logged in as root. Some packages that I asked to be installed were not, and some that I did not ask for were. I asked for thunderbird and XFCE, neither were installed.

I have now attempted this three times; there were no error messages on any attempt.

I downloaded the DVD iso from the Fedora official website.

Thanks in advance,
The Godfather.
 
Old 07-15-2007, 07:38 AM   #2
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Better tackle that "low memory" issue first. What are your system specs? Is all of your memory being correctly detected by the BIOS?

Also, I think you can boot into Fedora in a "memory test" mode

Thinking ahead, I have found it much better to install from just one CD and then add stuff using the package manager. YMMV
 
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Better tackle that "low memory" issue first. What are your system specs? Is all of your memory being correctly detected by the BIOS?

Also, I think you can boot into Fedora in a "memory test" mode

Thinking ahead, I have found it much better to install from just one CD and then add stuff using the package manager. YMMV
Thanks.

I don't think it's a memory problem. I have installed other versions of Fedora on other machines with low memory - requiring swap space to be initialised immediately. These work fine.

I have 184MB of physical memory and 1000MB of swap space. I believe this should be enough.
 
  


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