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First things first, I just bought a new laptop (HP dv5, AMD 64 Turion X2) and had Ubuntu on it. It actually took me a while to get Ubuntu installed for some reason or another and was only able to finally install it with unetbootin. It wasn't working well so I wanted to try another distro.
I went to Barnes & Noble and bought a magazine with Fedora 9 boot CD in it. Since I have a 64 bit system, I used the 64 bit install disk. When I boot up, it brings me to the initial screen and I choose a graphical install. It shows some loading sequences and then finally gets to something saying libata loaded and stays there for about 3 minutes. After that, it goes to a screen asking me for my language, keyboard layout, and then whether I'm loading from CD, hard disk, URL, etc. I say CD and it can't find a driver.
It then says I can choose from a list of drivers, but I'm not sure which one I should choose (there's around 100). One thing that was weird is that it's not really a GUI that I go through. The things asking me for my language and keyboard layout are simply blue boxes (not really graphical). This was the same problem I was having with Ubuntu. What's the problem?
I tried, just for kicks, seeing if I clicked that I was installing from the hard drive, and it said that "there doesn't seem to be any hard drives on your system". WHat could this mean?