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Old 12-25-2010, 01:47 AM   #1
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Angry Fedora version i686 for 32 bit pcs does not work


ok so i stayed up all night to download fedora and then just to find out that i wasted a cd .

because i burned it and then i wanned to boot into it with the default settings and it seemed like all serious and that it was going to boot but my pc just restarts ( when i say pc i refer to my laptop , but its easier to write pc )

so i thought ah well all right let's try it in a vm and there it says it can;t find i dont know what header for what and whaaat ...

but i think it should work because the cd boots and shows me the groob menu it has on the cd ..

my hardware is linux compatible because i ran knoppix , ubuntu and linux mint just fine on this pc , though had problems with sound , but that wuldnt be such a problem to cause a system reboot right ..

so please help .. any ideas ...
 
Old 12-25-2010, 06:46 AM   #2
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Well... The obvious question is "do you have an i686 processor"?
 
Old 12-25-2010, 01:12 PM   #3
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well i'm very confused with cpus.

i know i have 64 bit, but i have a slow connection and like that when i download it to be able to use on all computers , so i always click to download the 32 bit version .

So everytime i got ubuntu , linux mint, knoppix , mepis ... etc

they were 32 bit i386 , but with fedora it doesn't have this i386 option , only i686.

and the i386 is a dvd image , which i don't want because i have a slow connection .

so what can i change in the iso image's initrd or the kernel linuz or whatever so it can be on my laptop and on others ..

i use ubuntu 10.04 ... if that helps/.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 01:28 PM   #4
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Well... The obvious question is "do you have an i686 processor"?
Unless his computer is from the 90s, then yes.

OP:
When does your computer reboot? Do you get any error messages? Show all error messages. Verify that your download is not corrupted.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 01:45 PM   #5
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Did you verify the checksum before you burnt the ISO?
 
Old 12-25-2010, 03:18 PM   #6
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Unless his computer is from the 90s, then yes.

OP:
When does your computer reboot? Do you get any error messages? Show all error messages. Verify that your download is not corrupted.
My computer is bought in 2008

i don't think it's from the 90's

anyways , here is what happens :

i get the bios , i select to boot from the CD .

It loads the nice grub screen where it lets me select some of the options it gives . i leave it 10 seconds so that it boots with the default settings.

after that , it gives me a black screen for a few seconds and seems like it's going to load the kernel and it restarts . Doesn't give me any error at all.

As for the checksum ... i don't know how to use 'em.
 
Old 12-25-2010, 03:57 PM   #7
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If you have a corrupted ISO it will never work.

 
Old 12-26-2010, 02:31 AM   #8
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it sounds like the graphics issue
fedora has had some problems with some built in chips ( seeing as this is a laptop ) there is a built in chip in it.

now what is it ? intel? ati? nvidia? and it's make and model and number #
and also what make and model is this laptop ?
 
Old 12-26-2010, 12:36 PM   #9
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it sounds like the graphics issue
fedora has had some problems with some built in chips ( seeing as this is a laptop ) there is a built in chip in it.

now what is it ? intel? ati? nvidia? and it's make and model and number #
and also what make and model is this laptop ?
it is intel . the make and model is something unknown to me

maybe giving you the name of the laptop would help :

GATEWAY M6848 - the one with 4GB RAm

EDIT :
@lazlow thanks a lot for the link . as i saw figuring out the checksum was too hard i decided to get it through the torrent. i'll let you know what happens

EDIT 2:

the video is intel and these are specifications

Video controller: Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Up to 384 MB of Dynamic Video Memory


EDIT 3 :
it seems like it was a corrupted iso , because the one i had before didn't even run in a virtualbox ...
so i think that this new iso i got with the torrent will work on my laptop too (i tried it in a vm and is working )

Thank you all for being so kind . I would have never thought i would get a corrupted iso .. i'm to trustful in technology it seems ..

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