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Old 03-24-2011, 08:29 PM   #1
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Exclamation Installation Problems


OK, I installed a 750 gig to dual boot "Fedora 14" I believe I have the correct version, My PC is 64 bit, which I think may be the problem. The real problem is I don't understand what I'm reading. So I included pics. It is always stopping at the same point.

http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pi...00001169498896

(There's 2 pics in that album, in case they're needed.)

Thanks for the help,
Bob

PS If there was a better way I should have gotten this screen to you, let me know. I will fix. bt.

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Old 03-24-2011, 09:07 PM   #2
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http://www.howtoforge.com/the-perfec...-14-i686-gnome
 
Old 03-24-2011, 09:22 PM   #3
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@EDDY1: This is totally unrelated to the OP's problem and, even worse, is taking him away from the Zero Reply List. This is considered bad manners on this forum.

@BThresher: This seems to be an hardware issue. Does your Windows run flawlessly? If so, I would assume that you have a problem with your new drive. I would recommend to test it with the diagnosis-tool from the manufacturer.
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 09:57 PM   #5
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Haven't had any problems with win7 (64bit). or the drives. Could it be the formatting the operating system does to the drive when formatting? Drive test tools says clean, but was a fast test. hmmmm It was the built in Windows testing tool, not the manufacturer's.

I tried unplugging drive I, didn't help booting the Fedora.. Is there another diagnostic step I should consider? Or just assume this machine won't be compatible and move on?

I have the Fedora 14 i686, is that the correct version for my system? (intel i5) Video geforce GTX 470 there's a mem test in the boot disk that didn't see a problem in memory.

And thanks for the help.
Bob

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It also can be that the install-medium or the downloaded image is corrupted. I would download it again, this time with checking the md5sum, and try it again. You also can check if you can boot a different machine with your medium.
And of course, it may be that your hardware needs a special boot-option to run flawlessly, so you could do a search for Linux and your motherboards name.
 
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Old 03-24-2011, 10:38 PM   #7
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Ok, That was my first assumption, bad media / download. But it boots on 4 other machines. I think you're right, I'll go looking for special considerations. The motherboard is a MSI p55-gd55 w/i5 750.
Thank you,
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Old 03-25-2011, 11:48 AM   #8
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Alright more Updates. I did a search and there are people using my fedora w/ my hardware w/o a problem that my search would turn up. I tried Ubuntu, and that comes up fine. re-downloaded and burnt a new copy of Fedora, and am still having the same issues. Any Ideas?
 
Old 03-25-2011, 12:11 PM   #9
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P6_(microarchitecture) seems to indicate that an Intel i5 is x86_64 architecture:
x86-64: Atom (some) Celeron Pentium (Dual-Core) Core (i3 i5 i7)

Since no luck with the second i686 download, you could try x86_64. If that doesn't work, you could always try 32-bit (ouch), but one of the 64-bit ones should work (unless the device enumeration code in the kernel is having problems with one of your motherboards devices...) as TobiSGD alluded to.

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Old 03-25-2011, 09:38 PM   #10
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Such an idiot newb! I knew I needed a 64 bit edition, they offered one version so I thought that was it. Found the 64-but version, downloading it. Since google chrome, and ubuntu worked fine, I'm sure it will too. Thank you guys. Hopefully in the future I'll have more intelligent questions.
 
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There is absolutely no reason why a 32 bit version should not run on that machine. I would be astonished if running the i686 version would be the reason for your problem.
 
Old 03-26-2011, 09:35 AM   #12
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OK, well, an update. I did download 3 of the i686, that ran on the other computers just fine. It never would boot on my system. But the 64 bit did w/o problems on the first try. Leaving me with normal newbie problems like how to dual boot, how to make sure I don't destroy my system while learning this new operating system, what softwares can I not part with? But those are subjects for other threads. Thank you all for your help.
 
  


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