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I've had a horrible time trying to install fedora. I don't know too much about linux fist of all. My first problem is that i cannot fully load fedora. I get an error saying there is no screen and something about the x server. I noticed when i was installing fedora, an error message said the partition could not be aligned, but could go on anyways and fix it later. Well i proceeded to install and apparently fedora does not work. Is there anyway to fix this?
My computer has everything linux would need. I tried using partition magic, and it found an error. I'm just going to reformat the whole hard drive and start fresh. Maybe I messed up something when i was creating my partitions with xp. I would rather not reformat, unless someone knows something better that i can do.
It appears to be something similar to a problem I had once while installing Mandrake 10, problems upon problems, I eventually checked the md5sum on my downloaded ISO image and found a mismatch, re-downloaded & got a md5sum match and the install was flawless.
Just another possible angle to check if you haven't checked already.
Also this may just be useless info. but I have run across some articles of graphics problems upon installations with some Dell computer models, don't know what you're running but thought I'd throw that in.
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 01-29-2005 at 02:03 AM.
[QUOTE]Originally posted by kinger So what should i install first? xp or fedora? [/im a newbie to but install xp then with partitionmagic make enough free space for fedora then install fedora and let it install to the free space by itself that is don't make the partions yourself fedora will do it all.]
Just as I suspected....it's a dell problem, here's a link to a web page that might shed some light http://www.chzsoft.com.ar/855patch.html go down the page a little to a section called " System requirements " and hit the link called ( Computers known to be affected ). This article I found through Mandrake linux tips for free but I don't think it matters what the OS platform is.
This is a link to the article http://www.mandrake.tips.4.free.fr/review101.html in a section called ( installation ).
PS: your computer is listed in this article, I can't tell you much more as my computer is not a dell & not affected, just stumbled on this article.
Hope I helped, if so...thank me
Last edited by Junior Hacker; 01-30-2005 at 11:23 PM.