Here's the problem, I downloaded the ISO's for RH 9.0. I booted off of the disc and got the screen asking if I want the GUI setup or the text. After choosing GUI it asks to verify the disc. The problem is, the keyboard doesn't work. I can't do anything after this. The only option I have is to power it off since the keyboard doesn't seem to want to work. I know the ISO's are good because I loaded it on a homebuilt desktop pc with no problems at all off of the same discs. Here are the specs on the laptop which I bought in January of 2003.
HP Pavilion ZE4210 notebook, Intel® Celeron 1.6GHz processor, 256MB of DDR memory, 14.1-inch XGA display, and ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON™, DVD drive, Windows Professional. 20GB Hard Drive 14.1-inch TFT Active Matrix XGA, No Floppy Drive, 16-bit SoundBlaster Pro-compatible Audio Integrated V.90/V.92 56k Modem Integrated 10/100Mbps NIC.
I still have XP Pro loaded on the notebook when I am trying to install RH 9. I DO NOT want to dual boot. I want a clean install of RH 9. Could this be the problem? If so, should I blow away XP?
I need answers. I'm not an expert on Linux but I am trying to get away from Windows.
Anyone have any idea, suggestions, or troubleshooting methods then please let me know.