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Old 10-29-2004, 10:34 PM   #1
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Question Starting Fedora 2

Hi, im new on this forum and I'm a big at Linux.

I just finished installing Fedora 2 and it wont start. After getting:
Enabling swap space                                     [ OK ]
Nothing happen. I waited 20min but nothing had change. If someone can help me it would be great.
Old 10-31-2004, 01:30 PM   #2
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format the hard drive and reinstall, when you get to the parition creation part of the install, choose disk druid and make your own, make a /boot, a /, and a swap partition, the boot should be about 100mb, the swap I recomend to be the size of your if you have 512mb RAM make the swap 512mb, and the / partition should be the rest of the hard drive (NOTE: there is an option to make the partition the rest of the hard drive)
Old 10-31-2004, 06:46 PM   #3
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Re: Starting Fedora 2

Originally posted by Oloko
I just finished installing Fedora 2 and it wont start. After getting:
Enabling swap space                                     [ OK ]
Nothing happen. I waited 20min but nothing had change. If someone can help me it would be great.
Hit some key, like <ENTER>. Sometimes it happens to block and work again after pressing a key, especially ENTER.

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Old 11-01-2004, 03:46 AM   #4
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how are u setting up your drive
i have mine set like this
useing a 30GB drive

1st partition = /boot @ 99MB
set to primary

2nd partition = /(root) @ 5GB
set to primary

3rd partition = /swap = @ 1GB (for my system)
same size as installed ram
set to primary

4th partition = /home the rest of the drive space
set to primary

if your drive is larger the u will have a bigger /home partition...
this way if /(root) needs replaceing all data on the /home partition is safe
also 5GB for root is more then anoth space even if installing everything
(which i do NOT recommend)

placeing the swap between /(root) & /home partitions seems to work as a buffer between the two partitions where the data is held.
also ensure ALL usb devices are disconnect when installing the OS u plug them in when u have installed the OS & removed the disc(s) and are about to reboot but before u do so
if u are useing a partition on a drive to install the OS DONOT set the above partitions to primary...
Old 11-01-2004, 04:39 AM   #5
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the easier and first step would be to just update the installation and then try the above solution. ya your partition has to be right intially.
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Thanks to your help everyone, my Fedora is now working


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