Originally Posted by Ztcoracat
Welcome to Linux Questions!
Sorry to hear your having trouble with Fedora.
You can run this command to ensure if you have 32-bit architecture or if you have a 64-bit computer architecture-
Fedora works well on most 64-bit computers.
A black screen could mean that you need a driver for your graphics card.
This looks like the normal VGA graphics issue that FC has sometimes.
That can be fixed with an edit to the bootline.
What kind of computer do you have? A Desktop or laptop? And what brand?
And do you know if you have a UEFI partition or UEFI BIOS?
If you have the option 'LEGACY BIOS' or 'LEGACY' MOD Enable that-
Also like Doug G mentioned; your iso could be corrupt:-
Were you able to check the integrity of that file using 'md5sum' or 'sha'?
Fedora Compatability Documentation
I ran the md5sum and sha1sum commands in Terminal, but I'm not sure what to do with the results. Here are the commands I entered, and the results:
dan@ElCabroncito:~/Downloads$ md5sum Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso
dan@ElCabroncito:~/Downloads$ sha1sum Fedora-Live-Desktop-x86_64-19-1.iso
My understanding is that I'm supposed to verify that the long strings of characters match exactly with known strings of characters for this ISO file, but I'm not sure where to look. I copied and pasted both of those character strings into Google and found some Fedora download sites that have those strings of characters, but nothing that tells me with certainty that they're correct. The Ubuntu site has a long list of strings like these against which you can verify your results, but I've found nothing like that on the Fedora site. All I found was this: https://fedoraproject.org/en/verify
The site says: "To verify your ISO, start by downloading the proper CHECKSUM file into the same directory as the ISO." I don't know what they mean, because there doesn't appear to be anything downloadable on that page. If I right-click the links, my computer treats them as regular links, not files. If I open them up, I see a bunch of text that begins, -----BEGIN PGP SIGNED MESSAGE-----. Exactly how does this work?
My computer is a laptop. The brand is PC Laptops.
How do I tell if I have a UEFI partition or UEFI bios?