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HP Media Center m7160n Desktop PC
> PentiumD 820 (S) DC 2.8 GHZ
> Memory Installed 1GB (2 x 512)
> 19" Display Monitor, 1280 X 1024 resolution
> Video Card: Intel(R) 82945 Express Chipset
> 16x DVD(+/-)R/RW DL Lightscribe drive
> Model: HP DVDWriter 640C
I would like to get the livecd working on this computer before I consider installing Fedora Core 7 on this dual boot system. I am assuming if I difficulty getting the Fedora Core live to function from the cdrom, I would have the same problems if the program were installed.
What is the function of grub on the livecd? Does it use a mbr from the cd? If I get information about grub, does this information also apply to the livecd?
I would like to know if this is an isolated hardware problem - what is there about my hardware that uniquely causes the livecd installation to go off the rails?
At what stage of the boot loading process does the crash occur?
By pressing TAB from the linux boot menu I can get a command line with a very long list of parameters (almost two lines) This seems very patchy to me. Is there any other way to get a good, clean command line from the linux boot?