Alright, so I finally got around to installing Fedora Core 5. I'm still a noob to Linux, but here's the problem I'm currently experiencing. Ok, so I reformated Windows XP. I installed it on a 115GB partition (I have a 250GB HD, the rest is for FC5). Windows XP installed successfully (in fact, I'm posting from it right now ). I put all 5 FC5 ISO's on 5 discs (1 ISO for each CD). I have the x86_64 ISO's since I have an AMD Athlon64 3500+. I put the disc in and install it on the remaining space. It installs perfectly fine with no problems. Then I reboot and get to the first boot sequence. It goes perfectly fine until I get to my soundcard information. Right after my soundcard information displays, the entire screen freezes and the pointer changes into a small rectangle. I can't move the pointer or press any keys. I waited about 15 minutes cause I thought it was just part of the installation, but nothing happened. I rebooted and tried again (maybe it was just a lottery chance of the Linux kernel messing up I thought), but still, the same thing happens again. I have a VIA '97 Audio soundcard that's integrated into the motherboard.
Ok guys, here's the part of the boot sequence that freezes unexpectedly.
At first there's a [FAILED] message next to this line:
Checking for hardware changes/etc/rc5.d/505kudzu1 line 23: 1398 segmentation fault /sbin/kudzu $KUDZU_ARG5
Do you guys think the line above failing has anything to do with it? Here's the part of the boot sequence that freezes:
Desc: VIA Technologies Inc. VI8233/A/8235/8237 AC '97 Audio Controller
----0000---- /*I think they're zeroes but I couldn't tell*/
/usr/share/system.config.soundcard/soundcard.py:273: Deprecationwarning: use gtk.conbobox
self.primarySubDeviceOptionMenu = gtk.optionmenu()
/usr/share/system.config.soundcard/soundcard.py:308: GtkDeprecationwarning : gtk.timeoutadd is deprecated, use goobject.timeat_add instead
self.timer = gtk.timeout_add(100.self.checkstatus.self)
Hw 0 /*Again, I wasn't sure if it was Hw*/
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:41: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.FALSE is deprecated, use FALSE instead
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:68: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.TRUE is deprecated, use TRUE instead
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:70: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.TRUE is deprecated, use TRUE instead
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:71: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.FALSE is deprecated, use FALSE instead
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:72: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.FALSE is deprecated, use FALSE instead
/usr/share/firstboot/modules/evk.py:74: GtkDeprecationwarning: gtk.TRUE is deprecated, use TRUE instead
Note: The C comments (/* and */) are mine and are not from the boot sequence.
Does anybody know why it freezes? Is there something wrong with my soundcard? Did I install something incorrectly? Again, I have a 64 bit processor and the 64 bit ISO's, so there shouldn't be a conflict there. Is there something wrong with my partitions? Thanks.