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Old 09-06-2010, 10:09 PM   #1
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Fedora 13 dvd 3.1g


I downloaded fedora 13 dvd 3.1g and it tested good for installation But when installed it does not give me the option of selecting the packages I want to install.It only installs REPRO automatically and goes to text and not GUI. I have done everything I can think of but with no success.

What is wrong here?

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Old 09-06-2010, 11:17 PM   #2
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This is a "feature" of Fed 13 .. it performs a couple of checks like the amount of memory and whether it can detect the video card, if these fail it will perform a text mode install and skip package selection - bit of a pain if you ask me.

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Old 09-07-2010, 09:40 AM   #3
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Previously I have installed fedora 9,10,11 and 12 and it worked ok, it gave me the option of selecting the packages I wanted to install. After inslling fedora 13 with these problems, I went back to fedora 12 which does not work now, it does not give me the option of selecting the packages, and it installs the REPRO automatically and goes to text. My system composed of pentiom (R) 4 1.70 GHz 1.6 GHZ 256 M of RAM. I prosume there is eomething I am missing here! I am performing dual boot with XP. Do I have to wipe the disk and start a new and how?

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This feature wasn't in Fed 12 so I'm not sure how it could be doing it ...
 
Old 09-07-2010, 09:06 PM   #5
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256 meg of ram is no where near enough to run fedora
as i right this firefox is using 101 meg of ram

also your computer might be too old fedora 13 uses xorg 1.8 and the old hardware is not supported in 1.8 like a gforce 2 mx 400 card i have in a working box

i would install MORE ram and then CentOS 5.5
with 1 gig of ram it runs very nicely on a 9 to 10 year old computer
but for 256 meg try puppy linux.
 
  


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