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Old 03-27-2006, 02:28 PM   #1
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FC5 GUI installer locks up


I posted this at an akward time last night and only got 1 response, so I am going to try again.

When I try to install Fedora Core 5 my computer kinda locks up when the installer is loading up. I tried running the text version, but I didn't get passed the partition manager (I need to resize my win partition for a dual boot).

So I have a couple of questions

NOTE: I think the reason the installer locks up is due to the 7800GT's in SLI


1. Can you resize your windows partition in FC5 like you can in SUSE?
2. Is there any way that I can get the graphical installer to work?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 02:51 PM   #2
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Whats is a 7800gt and what is SLI?

Never tried fc5 but in fc1 through fc4 it is not possiable to resize a partition during the installer anaconda. Best way is to boot up with a knoppix or the Rescue CD cd and resize using the qtparted tools. You might try ' linux noprobe ' and see if that works.

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Old 03-27-2006, 04:28 PM   #3
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Okay I got Fedora 5 installed, but startx just causes my system to hang. How do I download the latest nvidia drivers? can I do it threw YUM? Also, i tried typing in sax and sax2 but i guess fedora doesn't have that program. Does it have one similar to it?
 
Old 03-27-2006, 05:04 PM   #4
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Not sure the default apps for fc5. They have been leaving many apps out due to licening issues. I would setup your yum repositories or use apt to install addition apps. As far nvidia I would download it from a different computer and copy to a cd and install from that. It might help to print out the install docs before trying so you have something to look at while doing.

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