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Old 05-25-2014, 10:11 PM   #1
B1ade
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Fedora USB Stick Install boots straight to black screen


Hello Everyone,

First time poster, figured this seemed like the right place to go. I have an emachines computer that a friend gave me, and I'm trying to install Fedora on it, so I can get ready for my OS class next semesterl and because it seems like a good linux to get started on otherwise.

I downloaded the fedora .iso file, and I put it on my usb drive.
Is there any specific format the drive needs to be in for it to work?
I set my hard drive to centon USB (the flash drive), and then I tried to boot it, but it goes straight to black screen every time, with no chance to actually try anything. The computer seems like it's still on and running fine, so I think it might be a problem with my monitor not being supported. Is there anything else it could be?

Since I couldnt boot from USB until i changed the hard drive in BIOS, I'm wondering if i did that right. Is there any other information I would need to give you guys? Not sure what is relevant here, but I know my computer is 64 bit at least.

Thanks for reading, and for any insight

B1ade
 
Old 05-25-2014, 10:37 PM   #2
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I downloaded the fedora .iso file, and I put it on my usb drive.
How did you "put it on my usb drive" ?.
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and then I tried to boot it, but it goes straight to black screen every time, with no chance to actually try anything.
Do you see anything Fedora related - splashscreen, anything at all ?. If not, see previous.
 
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Old 05-26-2014, 09:08 AM   #3
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How did you "put it on my usb drive" ?.
In detail.Do you see anything Fedora related - splashscreen, anything at all ?. If not, see previous.
Hey, I used some nifty gadget to make a boot device, I wasn't seeing a splash screen or anything but it worked after a fresh install. Thank you!
 
  


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