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Old 01-30-2010, 03:38 PM   #1
Joe Woodruff
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fedora 12 install problems


Iíve been trying to install Fedora 12 on a Dell Latitude C600, (Pentium III 750/600 MHz; 256 MB RAM; 250 KB Level 2 Cache; 8 MB Video Memory; ATI M3 Video Controller) Downloaded iso files from Fedora Project, Verified integrity with sha256sum.exe, burned to 5 CD's. Disc's 1 & 3 failed Linux test at installation. Burned Disk 1 twice more and still fails.
Went ahead with installation. Chose to Use all of the 20 B hard disk. Would not install via graphical. Finished after Disk 1.
After re-starting computer and logging into root, only get CLI operability and can't seem to get a GUI.
I'm new to linux - just thought I'd put this laptop to use to familiarize myself with it.
Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Joe Woodruff
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:48 PM   #2
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Hello and Welcome to LinuxQuestions,

I'm not familiar with Fedora myself but in general I imagine that the installation is spread out over the CDs and they will be required depending on what you want to install. If the first CD already failed then it looks to me that you only got a part of Fedora installed.

At what speed did you burn the iso to CD? The lower the speed the better the result in my opinion. I've had bad results with iso burned at high speed and perfect results burning that same image to cd at the lowest speed possible.

Also it's very important that you provide as much information as possible when describing a problem. What errors you got exactly could tell us a lot.

Kind regards,

Eric
 
Old 01-30-2010, 03:57 PM   #3
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Thanks for the quick response
I burned the cd's with Nero at default which I believe was 16x.
I didn't get any error messages when installing - it just "completed" after a text install with disc1.
I can try to burn a disc 1 at a slower speed and test it, but when I check the file properties with windows on the burned cd, I found the same bit count as was listed in the checksum file and thought it must be ok.
Also, I put the cd in my work Dell latitude D610 and began the install and the graphical install worked ok.
I didn't continue because it is not my laptop.
 
Old 01-30-2010, 04:12 PM   #4
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Some more info.
reading the install.log file, the second line states:

warning: libgcc-4.4.2.7.fc12.i686: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 signature: NOKEY, key ID
57bbccba
Next line states:

Installing setup-2.8.9.1.fc12.noarch

Then many lines of:

Installing .....................
Installing .....................
Installing .....................
etc.

Before I get the following lines at the end of the file:

W: Possible missing firmware q18100_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12500_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12400_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12322_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12300_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12200_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware q12100_fw.bin for module qla2xxx.ko
W: Possible missing firmware aic94xx-swq.fw for module aic94xx.ko
***FINISHED INSTALLING PACKAGES ***

Joe
 
  


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