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Old 05-03-2004, 11:18 AM   #1
l337f00l
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big problem installing Fedora Core 1


I downloaded Fedora Core 1 yarrow and when ever I try to install either using anaconda or the text installation I get a system resources error, I have no idea how to fix this, I have 10 gigs set aside for Fedora and I know that is enough space for it.

please any help would be appreciated cuz I really want to check out Fedora.
 
Old 05-03-2004, 02:38 PM   #2
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Can you provide the details of the error that you are getting? When exactly is the error occuring, do you get to select your options for the installation (i.e. language, packages, keyboard, mounse settings, ect.)?

What type of hardware is involved (BIOS, RAM, Processor, CD-ROM)?

Do you get a chance to run the media check? If so did it go through cleanly?
 
Old 05-03-2004, 03:33 PM   #3
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thanks for replying so quickly I did a mediacheck and bam same error

the error states

Uncompressing Linux...
ran out of input data

--system halted




OS Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional
5.0.2195 Service Pack 4 Build 2195

System Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard

System Model Presario 2100 (DB381A)

System Type X86-based PC

Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 0 AuthenticAMD ~1524 Mhz

BIOS Version PhoenixBIOS 4.0 Release 6.0

Total Physical Memory 457,200 KB

Available Physical Memory 271,540 KB

Total Virtual Memory 1,537,832 KB

Available Virtual Memory 1,184,136 K

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Old 05-03-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Hmmmm, This may well just be a coincidence, but I have had several problems installing some Red Hat variations (RH8 and 9) on several Compaq systems (even some of the models that have been labeled with the new HP label after the buyout). As a matter of fact, it was the subject of my first posting to this board.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=158889

But it seems that the details of your problem are different. But it you should be so lucky as to have access to an external CD-Rom drive, it might be worth a few moments to see if the install will run from it.

I have started looking on google for "ran out of input data" and there are a lot of people reporting seeing this error over many different distributions, but in my quick glance it seems that most of these reports are coming after a kernel modification vice a OS installation. But it does make me curious if we would see this same error if you were to attempt to boot off of a Knoppix live CD (or some other live linux CD).

I will continue to ask around to see if any of my collages have dealt with this specific problem.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 08:22 AM   #5
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thanks again kvedaa I will try using Knoppix but I did just redownload all three Fedora cd's, maybe my media was bad, unfortunately I ran out of cd-r's so will have to wait until later today. I will post an update to tell you if this worked or if Knoppix worked.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:59 AM   #6
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ok I redownloaded Fedora Core 1 I also downloaded and burned College Linux 2.3, for Fedora I got to the part of install that says /sbin/loader or something like that and it freezes

for College Linux I had to go to work before the install finished so I don't know if that worked or not, I'll keep you updated if it did.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 09:34 AM   #7
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you may want to try using a different CD drive to install on...
i rtemember hearing some people with troubles that vanished when they swopped there cd rom for a different make.
 
Old 05-06-2004, 04:29 PM   #8
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ok I sucessfully got CollegeLinux installed but it wouldn't recognize my Linksys Instant Wireless card so I'm gonna either try a reinstall of CL or try Slackware 9.1 thanks for everyone's help and I might try Fedora later
 
Old 05-09-2004, 10:26 AM   #9
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update I got Fedora Core 1 Yarrow installed finally but it won't recognize my Linksys instant wireless card, any help would be appreciated.
 
  


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