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Old 08-26-2005, 10:38 PM   #1
ieduarte73
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Question Fedora Core 4 on Dell Dimension 8200


Earlier today i posted a thread regarding dual booting using WinXP and FC 4, i got a quick and effective answer, which i tried successfully, however when i tried to do the same on my own pc (Dell Dimension 8200) it doesn't work.

I only get a blank screen with some sort of message on the upper left corner of the screen:

GRUB

On the other computer i tried this, i got a graphical interface with some sort of menu asking me for the OS to run, and worked perfectly.

I don't understand what is going on with this installation, because i made the Linux HD the primary HD and the XP HD the secondary HD, however it didn't seem to work as it was supposed to be.

I need help !!!
 
Old 08-27-2005, 01:44 PM   #2
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Re: Fedora Core 4 on Dell Dimension 8200

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Originally posted by ieduarte73

I only get a blank screen with some sort of message on the upper left corner of the screen:

GRUB
Is "GRUB" the only message?
Can you post the specifications of you laptop?

I am not sure if i can help, but maybe you can find some useful info in Google using "Dell Dimension fedora core 4 problem" , i you haven't already done so. I did a quick search and found others with these kinds of problems.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 02:57 PM   #3
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Dell Issues

Here is my PC tech specs:

Dell Dimension 8200 (Desktop PC)

Intel Pentium 4 @ 2.4 Ghz
512 MB RAM
(1) HD Seagate 80GB (Windows XP / Service Pack 2)
(1) HD Seagate 40GB (Fedora Core 4)
Lite-On DVD ROM
Lite-On CD-RW
3.5" Floppy
nVidia GeForce 4400/64MB
Turtle Beach Santa Cruz Sound Card
15" Dell Flat Panel Display
 
Old 08-28-2005, 05:41 AM   #4
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so what exactly is the problem. is it that u complete installation and afterwards u get black screen with Grub writting?and did every thing go smooth while installation? and did u check the option to write MBR while filling up bootloader option.
 
  


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