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Old 05-30-2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Installation Problem


Hi, I am new to linux. I installed Fedora Core 4 via DVD on my PC and things went fine but now I am trying to install the same on another PC with the same DVD, it shows me blank greyish screen after the installation process detects my VGA card, monitor, mouse etc. Before the media check, when the blue Fedora Core screen appears with installation options, it doesn't let me select or type any option.The boot starts automatically, after media check it detects my hardware and then screen goes blank, I have the following hardare

Intel Celeron 1.0 GHz, 128 MB RAM, Monitor Philips107S(I used the same monitor on another PC and worked fine), Trident Cyberblade (generic) video card,
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Old 05-30-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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You should be able to stop the automatic boot by pressing a key. Sometimes you have to hit F1 or something like that to get to the options screen or help screen. Based on the information you gave it sounds like a video card problem, but that is only a guess. See if you can find an option that will change the graphics mode.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 05:25 AM   #3
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i am not able to stop automatic boot. when i try to hit any key or F1, it doen't work(nothing happens) and automatic boot goes on and ends up at the same greyish blank screen. it seems that it might be keyboard problem but it is not coz keyboard is working

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Old 05-31-2009, 05:30 AM   #4
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You can try a more recent version of Fedora (release 11 coming in 10 days). I'd suggest to try with the live CD of Fedora 10, so that you can test the video drivers without installing anything on the hard disk. If all goes well, you can download and install the DVD or install directly from the LiveCD.
 
Old 05-31-2009, 05:47 AM   #5
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the option to try a latest release is always there but i just wanted to find out the reason as i have installed fedora 4 with the same dvd on another machine and all the intallation types worked successfully
 
Old 05-31-2009, 07:58 AM   #6
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As previously mentioned, most likely it is a problem with the graphic card driver. You have two options: 1) download the proper driver and provide a driver disk during installation (specify linux dd at the boot prompt), 2) try a more recent distribution that most likely has the correct driver built in.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 04:21 PM   #7
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i could't find the proper driver but now im trying to install fedora 4 workstation on another machine. while installing graphical mode the installation couldn't probe the monitor and showed me unknown monitor and and screen went grey. then i tried linux text installation and i did it successfully but again when i reboot the machine it goes greyish again. my monitor is philips 107 S.
 
Old 06-04-2009, 04:40 PM   #8
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Fedora 4 had an option to allow a non-GUI installation where everything is done in a shell with an archaic ncurses interface. That way installation doesn't hang due to the graphics driver, which is quite surely the cause of your trouble. Installing a more recent Fedora version might olve the driver problem automatically. I assume that your graphic card is newer then Fedora 4.

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