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Old 11-03-2005, 09:07 PM   #1
sublyme718
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Exclamation Fedora won't install on my laptop


Hello All,

I was trying to install Fedora Core 4 and after all the work of burning the fedora iso and the burning it again and all those other fun things and i get a message from fedora that i'm trying to install on a machine that Fedore 4 does not support. What a heartbreaker....I wonder what made me pick fedora in the first place. Now I have a good old Dell Inspiron 5150 does anyone know of a good version of linux for me to install on this machine Any info is appreciated.
 
Old 11-03-2005, 09:09 PM   #2
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Where exactly does Fedora tell you that it will not work on that hardware? Performing a Google search for "dell inspiron 5150 fedora", the very first hit points here:

http://www.ccs.neu.edu/home/jabra/pr.../dell5150.html

which is a set of notes on how to get Fedora Core 3 running on that exact machine. If Fedora Core 3 supports it, Fedora Core 4 will.
 
Old 11-04-2005, 10:30 AM   #3
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your right Mad Scientist. It can and should be able to install my laptop. I went out today and invested in a better quality dvd (philips) and it's finally installing, at this very moment, yay! i have a feeling it wont be smooth sailing all the way tho, but so far so good.

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Old 11-04-2005, 05:53 PM   #4
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That's a good idea. At least perform a media check when you try to install for the first time from a given disc. It will save a lot of headaches, trust me.
 
  


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