I have been having no end of problems with the installers on Fedora Core 1 and Fedora Core 2.
I have two DVDs containing both distributions, made available by Linux Format Magazine (www.linuxformat.co.uk
). Both discs are sound and have no apparent physical damage.
I wanted to perform a clean installation of FC2 onto my laptop, so I popped the disc in, loaded the DVD, configured my system and began the installation. Only to have it lock up solid.
So I tried it three additional times, and each time it locked up at a different part of the install process.
I switched over to my FC1 DVD and tried that, and the system still locked up.
I tried the geometry hack that can be used to prevent broken partition tables with FC2's installer, but that didn't work at all. At the moment, I'm stuck with several empty Linux partitions and a (fortunately for me) working Windows XP install. Checking the partition table with various tools such as PartitionMagic and sfdisk show no major irregularities, so the issues must lie with the kernels used by both installers, or with my laptop's hardware.
Does anyone have ANY
ideas that I could try? I really want to get Linux back onto my machine...