A possibility is that the installation did succeed, but what got installed was faulty. Did you check the md5sum of the iso before burning the disk? Did you run the "check disk" option in the installer?
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William: I used an installation disk from OSDisc. I did not download an iso image and so did not burn my own DVD Install disk.
I did not check the MD5 sum. I did “check the disk” on two of my 3 attempts and it was approved for using the program content
Please provide following information so we can help you further.
1.whats your filesystem/partition structure ? Did you use LVM ?
2.Did you select to install GRUB ? Did you make any changes to Grub configuration ?
William: I made no attempt to partition the file system. I chose the option to use all the space and was warned that everything on the drives would be deleted and that I should have backups. Re Grub. My memory is faulty---but I had to make some choice about Grub. There are two SATA drives on my computer. The Install program asked me where to put the Boot Loader. I chose the storage device with the largest memory. Please teach me what is the simplest choice I could make when asked, next time, what to do about Grub.
the " GRUB > " error is because the bootlloader can not find it's self
you installed grub to the wrong partition or your boot order is mixed up ( if there are two or more drives) is dual boot with win7 then you tried putting grub on the HIDDEN windows "recovery" partition
this IS explained in the fedora install instructions
-- the old fedora 156 install guide
-- also installing fedora 16 would be the BETTER option than the older fedora 15 .
fedora 15 was buggy .
if this is a fedora ONLY install then you most likely messed up the partitions
pop in "Gparted" live cd and 100% remove all partitions ( leave the disk UNFORMATTED ). Then reinstall fedora
the current handles the ext4 format in fedora
William: There are two hard drives in my machine. I don't know how to create a dual boot machine and made no attempt to do that. If you allude to MS Windows, I don't run such an op. System. If you allude to the program which takes care of windows in Linux, xwindows, SI think, I'll have to read the link you provided.
I'm sure you're right that I would have done better to use Fedora 16.
Re: “Gparted lice cd” I have read about it but have never used it. I fear that I would misuse it and cause myself a lot of trouble. You must be assuring me that I won't get into more trouble by
wiping everything off the hard disk/disks and starting Installation from scratch?
Do you mean the current versions of Gparted handles the ext4 format in Fedora?
I admit that I'm at a very elementary level with Linux. I don't have as good a personal memory as I did when I was young.
I appreciate very much efforts to guide me.