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Old 10-24-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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problem installing fedora 11


I want to install fedora 11 on my pc, earlier I had fedora 7.

but while installing fedora 11, its stoppin at the point
telling

wait initializing hardware.............

and its getting stuck there.
I dono much about installing OS please help me.

i have :
- Pentium D 2.8 GHz processor
- 512 MB RAM

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Old 10-24-2009, 12:52 AM   #2
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Run memtest from the CD, and check the data integrity of the media i.e. checksum... You might also want to consider adding more RAM. On aging hardware, RAM and HDD can be a main culprit in i/o errors. If there is problem initializing, then I would look at troubleshooting the hardware, if the disk integrity is ok.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 01:01 AM   #3
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but i also have windows XP on my PC, if i do memory test will it cause any data loss or any problem to my other data ?
 
Old 10-24-2009, 01:14 AM   #4
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No... there should be a memtest on the bootable ISO as an option to test the RAM, there should also be a CD integrity test. You need to do a checksum of the cd disk, to make sure that it is valid.

This has nothing to do with Windows. This should all be done from the Fedora disk. Are you using the Fedora Live disk..?
 
Old 10-24-2009, 01:27 AM   #5
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I am using the DVD
 
Old 10-24-2009, 01:41 AM   #6
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DVD ... CD ... You need to do a SHA256 checksum of the DVD iso and the DVD itself.

http://fedoraproject.org/en/verify

If your in windows, there is a link there to show you how to check the image.

http://docs.fedoraproject.org/readme-burning-isos/en_US/sn-validating-files.html

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Old 10-24-2009, 02:20 AM   #7
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hey in that site to verify your ISO, start by downloading the proper CHECKSUM file into the same directory as the ISO:

Install DVD / Rescue CD

* i386

but i dont understand wher this ISO directory is ? can u help me please
 
Old 10-24-2009, 02:44 AM   #8
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Ok ... Do you have Fedora 7 installed now ..? If so you need the upgrade disk instead.

I recommend the LIVE version, then install from there.

Now I just downloaded the Fedora 11 Live cd and booted in my VirtualBox. There is a countdown so I pressed the down arrowkey. Then there was a menu:

Quote:
Boot
Verify and Boot
Memory Test
Boot from local Drive
These are the options I was referring to earlier in the in post. Boot to the DVD and choose the "Memory Test" from the menu. This will run tests on your installed system RAM. When finished, hit the ESC key and reboot. If there are memory errors then you should retest a couple times more to ensure that the memory really is bad.

Second, after the memory test, and you've rebooted. Go back into the menu and select "Verify and Boot" This will verify that the disk you burned from the downloaded ISO image is correct and verified, and is not corrupt. If the check fails, then you need to re-download the disc, burn it at 2x. Then reboot and Verify the disc in the same manner.

Steps to take, Boot the DVD. Enter menu

1) Memory Test
2) Verify and Boot

Then if any errors on the memory, try again twice more to confirm bad memory. If any errors on the Verify and Boot, then re-download the image and re-burn at a slow speed
 
Old 10-24-2009, 03:06 AM   #9
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Ok ... Do you have Fedora 7 installed now ..? If so you need the upgrade disk instead.
No, he cannot upgrade from Fedora 7 to Fedora 11. This is incorrect advice. He needs to perform a full install.
 
Old 10-24-2009, 03:11 AM   #10
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No, he cannot upgrade from Fedora 7 to Fedora 11. This is incorrect advice. He needs to perform a full install.
I dont use Fedora.. so I was only going off of the download page ... my bad ...
 
Old 10-24-2009, 04:01 AM   #11
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@ manwithapl , hey there are no errors..when i did memory test.
but again when i boot from the installation DVD its getting struck at

waiting hardware to initialize...........

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Old 10-24-2009, 04:20 AM   #12
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Ok .. that's partial good news... Did you select the option to "Verify and Boot" ..? This checks the disc for errors. BTW, are you familiar with VirtualBox..?
 
Old 10-24-2009, 08:23 AM   #13
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hey there is no verify and boot option

the options are :

install or upgrade a system
boot from local drive
rescue the system
memory test
 
Old 10-25-2009, 06:52 AM   #14
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hey please help me while installing there is this problem :

not optimum mode
recommended mode 1280 x 1024 ,


while installing fedora 11

how do i solve it
please help
 
Old 10-25-2009, 05:38 PM   #15
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That doesn't look like a problem, more like a choice. I assume you are getting this message during installation monitor settings. Just selecting it or something lower usually works. If you've done this, what happens? what is the problem or error?
 
  


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