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Old 01-22-2006, 02:53 PM   #1
dubhousing
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Question Attempting to Install FC4 on HP ZV6010 - help!!


Hi --

New to the forums, just a little experience with linux (made several succesful installs in the past but always returned to xp)

In any case, I recently purchased the HP ZV6010us, an AMD-64 based laptop.

After some deliberation, I chose to go with FC4 on the basis of some guides I found on the net suggesting that it had good hardware compatibility and easy fixes for some initially non-compatible components, including the touchpad and video card. I am aiming for a dual-boot system.

I downloaded the five cds from a mirror, burned them, slipped it in, and the install begins. I use linux vga=771 at the prompt to begin the install.

Each stage of the install takes forever; first installing the usb driver; then selecting language and keyboard layout. After each step I have to step away from the machine, watch some football, and return.

Finally I get to the install type screen (choice of workstation, server, custom, etc.) When I make my choice at this point, I proceed to the partitioning screen, where the install finally seems to hang. (I get that oh-so-familiar (from XP) problem where I press [Next], it appears to be depressed, and then nothing happens, yawn).

Any ideas? Could it be trouble with the install media? Any 'cheat codes' i might want to try from the initial prompt?

Additionally, if I do the media check and it 'fails,' what should be my next step? Just burn again and try it again?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

Best,

Dub
 
Old 01-22-2006, 04:36 PM   #2
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I guess, yes you should burn new cds and try again as you said if media check fails.
I am also a very beginner in Linux. Just a few weeks ago i purchased a hp pavilion zv6248 and i installed FC4 without problems. What you face is after installation; wireless problem, resolution problem etc.
 
Old 01-22-2006, 04:49 PM   #3
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I found Kanotix to recognize more hardware than any other distro out there.
 
  


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