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Old 09-02-2004, 06:15 PM   #1
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Having problems installing Fedora Core 2...


I am completely new the the linux scene and I am trying to install FC2 on an AMD 64 laptop I recently bought. Whenever I try to start the installation I recieve this error: Waring: unable to open an initial console. Kernel panic: No init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.

I have absolutely no idea what that means, can anyone help me to get passed this step?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:17 PM   #2
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Is this fc2 copy 64bit enabled?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 06:19 PM   #3
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I think so, I downloaded the 64 bit version so I thought it would be enabled by default, but if not, how do I enable it?

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Old 09-02-2004, 07:33 PM   #4
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No, you are right. Don't bother.
I just asked because most people download the 32bit. Not your case...

Anyway, did you check the integrity of the iso files before burning them?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:42 PM   #5
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I downloaded from Bit Torrent and the client checked the integrity after the D/L and I was going to try to check the integrity from the install (using the command: linux mediacheck), but it locks up before that step with the above error. Is there any other way of checking their integrity?
 
Old 09-02-2004, 07:56 PM   #6
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If you have the md5sum from were you downloaded, yes there is.

At the console do:

md5sum name-of-the-file-you-wanna-check

this is gonna output a string of chars which is unmistakably linked to your file. If the file is ok (good download) this string must be identical to the one from the supplier. That's how we check.

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Old 09-02-2004, 08:06 PM   #7
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I think i figured out the problem thanx for your help
 
  


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