Wondering if someone can get me unstuck:
I installed Fedora Core 2, in text mode, from CD, on my little Dell Latitude D400. The install ran fine and completed without any errors. However, when I boot the machine, I see just one or two of the OK/FAILED messages appear after which the screen goes blank and the booting stops.
I see the 'Enter "I" for interactive mode,' but pressing either 'i' or 'I', either once or a zillion times does not make a single bit of difference and the whole thing hangs. Pressing ^C instead gets a few more OK/FAILED messages on the screen but then everything hangs again. I've tried booting the machine on a network so that I can ssh in from another machine, but no such luck; booting simply does not progress far enough; I can't even ping it.
I also tried booting from the install disk with 'linux rescue' but it seems to totally ignore that and just kicks me back into the installation program.
I did some googling and found Dan's comments at http://danplanet.com/docs/dell_d400.html.
Now, I think that what happens is that I'm running into the X/video/RAM problems Dan describes. However, I can't apply Dan's fix without at least booting in text mode (runlevel 3). But I am not able to get past the booting so I can make the change to run level 3 in, say /etc/inittab.
I am totally and utterly stuck.
Can anyone help?