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Old 01-09-2004, 01:10 PM   #1
benjamlan
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Question Fedora Installation Help, I am stuck


Here is what I have.

AMD Ahlon XP 2400+ Processor
2-512MB HyperX PC2700 333MHz DDR RAM
40GB ATA100 Harddrive
3.5" Floppy Drive
54/32/54 CD-RW
10/100 Mbps NIC setup on a LAN
with 19" LCD

Downloaded:

yarrow-i386-disc1.iso
yarrow-i386-disc2.iso
yarrow-i386-disc3.iso

I burned them to CD on my XP Pro box using Nero 6.

I put FC_1 i386 in the new computer listed above. It runs through the boot then it pops up to the "how you want to install screen."

I tried to basic install.
I tried the text install.
I tried the noprobe install.
I tried the linux askmethod install.

But all for ways come to the point where, there is a blue screen with the Alt/Tab, Space, F12 options at the bottom and the Installing Fedora Core 1 at the top.

Granted, this is a fresh installation, the computer had nothing on it before prior to the installation. The computer has done nothing that I can see. Last night I started the install and the CD sat there spinning for 12 hours.

Currently, I am running the memtest86, I know the Memory is in good working order but it is better then the blue screen with the 3 options that do not work.

OH BTW, I have 3 different sets of CD's from ISO's, I got 1 set from my company, 1 set my friend, and 1 set I burned myself.

HELP ME, I am stuck.

Benjamin
 
Old 01-09-2004, 04:46 PM   #2
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Boot the computer with the boot CD. The CDRW spun up. After that, got this.

error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad Magic
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad Magic
error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad Magic

Running anaconda, the Fedora Core system installer - please wait...
exec of anaconda failed: Bad addressinstall exited abnormally
sending termination signals...done
sending kill...done
disabling swap...
unmounting filesystems...
/mnt/runtime done
disabling /dev/loop0
/proc/bus/usb done
/proc done
/dev/pts done
/tmp/ramfs done
/mnt/source done
you may safely reboot your system

What is the problem?
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:26 PM   #3
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Try formatting your HD in Fat32 or NTFS then reboot with the Fedora Core 1 cd. Let it automatically partition and choose "remove all partitions on this system". I've noticed that alot of installs hang when installing on a raw HD.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 05:28 PM   #4
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Also make sure your IDE cables are in the right order. Sometimes using CS on a Linux system does weird things like that.
 
Old 01-09-2004, 06:52 PM   #5
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Beatupbilly, Can you recommend a go utility?
 
Old 01-10-2004, 04:00 PM   #6
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Well, I install the Harddrive Makers Disk Utility to 2 Floppy Disks. I ran the utility but the utility install a Windows NT System File. So with the same utility, I ran the Zero Fill Wizard, basicallly Erased the whole disk. Then I formatted with the NFS base Partition of all 40GB.
I shutdown the computer for a few minutes.

Booted the computer with the Fedora Core 1 boot CD, KA-BAAM it started the install.

Now after some sleep, Fedora Server is still running like a gem.

My only problem now is, I should find a workbook or something because I do not know what to do next, but until then, I am going to play and see what I can find.

Who knows, I may figure this out yet.

Thanks for the help.
 
  


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