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I just installed fedora, and i cant get my head around the GRUB installer... i have no idea what to type to boot into fedora...
You don't have to type anything to boot into fedora;if the install went fine you just boot your pc, select the OS you want to boot into and then hit Enter.
If you only have fedora on your system then you can simply wait until the timeout period is finished and your pc will continue to boot.
if theres a way to install a better bootloader?
There are two bootloaders which come with most of the linux distros, lilo and grub you already have.
There's no reason to believe that lilo would be "better" than grub but if you wana give lilo a try go ahead, this is the beauty of linux, you can do pretty much whatever you want.
the grub> prompt is usually followed by the grub splashscreen where you can select what you want to boot.
I guess something went wrong during the install and some component doesn't load properly, preventing the system to go ahead with the boot sequence ....
I don't see what it could be though, perhaps one of the more experienced users around here will know what to do next?
That's what I would have done a few years ago, now I prefer digging for a solution to my problem first and if I can't solve it I try to re-install.
If you did a clean install and something went wrong there's no reason why it would work on the second try, maybe there's some incompatibility with your hardware (motherboard?) and fedora?
Have you ever succesfully installed another distro on that computer?
I don't know if a motherboard incompatibility would stop te bootloader from working but it could prevent a crucial component of the OS from loading, thus preventing the bootloader from doing its job.
I've seen all kinds of crazy stuff happen because of BIOS settings and chipset features so you never know ....
Mandrake would be fine I guess, although I personally don't like Mandrake too much, for me Libranet and Fedora do an awesome job, you could try the 9.1 personal iso from SuSE, I heard and read lots of good things about SuSE lately.
ive got no idea how my partitions are... is there any way to check? Im a noobie remember... i installed it like i installed windows (chuck in cd, go through the stuff, tell it to wipe the hard disk, install)