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Old 03-28-2004, 08:51 PM   #16
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where can i find fedora other than not downloading it?

where/how do i search for compatability for RH8?

yes i have tried non-graphical mode.

i'll try APIC mode after i send this post.

thanks you. ^_^
 
Old 03-28-2004, 11:41 PM   #17
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a good way to check compatability is to check out the Redhat page...they should have a section that says what is known to be compatible and what is suspect etc. If not the mandrake site has one and they should be similar anyways.

If it locks in no gui mode....it is not the vid card
you said you checked the media....so not the cd's

I don't use APIC b/c I dual boot with XP and am not fond of the results in performance from APIC. However, I have searched the forums and there is some indication that is can be buggy.

Have you checked the cd-drive with another?
(LG has a fix that needs to be implemented if they made the drive, dependent on the model number)

Fedora is the almalgamation of the RedHat effort and the fedora effort. It is all linked off the Red Hat site. I downloaded it...so I am not sure if there is another way to get it.

Try the APIC thing, but then try turning off the Lan and any of the integrated peripherials. Do them one by one to narrow it down.

Let me know what you get with the APIC and then shutting down the integrated components.

Cheers,

DH
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:12 PM   #18
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what is APIC? should i try to change what it's set on?

where would i find compatibility, which chipset are you considering might not be compatible, motherboard? video?

i have tried non-graphical mode, does not work, same results.

where can i find fedora (or any other distro of linux) other than downloading?

thanks again.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:15 PM   #19
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ignore my last reply, i was unaware that the forum carried over onto another page, so i didnt know you answered my questions already ^_^.
 
Old 03-30-2004, 10:26 PM   #20
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i couldnt find any options resembling "APIC" what else might it be called?
 
Old 03-31-2004, 11:03 AM   #21
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ACPI or APIC it is definitely in the bios......my lists APIC....there is a difference b/w them and it is listed in the forum. But just look for either...again mine is listed as APIC, also set you bios so that you are not running a plug and play OS

Cheers,

DH
 
Old 04-01-2004, 08:51 PM   #22
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i'm sorry, but i am familiar with bios, and i have no APIC, ACPI.

as for plug and play os, i dont know what that is.

here are some things in my bios that resemble apic.... a long shot...

pci latency time: 32
restore on ac/power loss: power off
pci devices power on: disabled
boot to OS/2: yes
quick boot mode: enabled

*shrug* no idear
 
Old 04-02-2004, 11:23 AM   #23
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during the boot from the cd hit F1 then type expert noapic

or

On the commandline for the first CD-Install type:

linux noapic acpi=off

see if this works

cheers,

DH


BTW mobo is Asrock K7S8X....and there are lots of posts on this prob....


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Old 04-02-2004, 03:15 PM   #24
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thank you, using "linux noapic nolapic" solved my problems (p'-')p
 
Old 04-02-2004, 04:52 PM   #25
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very welcome......enjoy.....don't forget to get your vid drivers......tux race away...

Cheers,

DH
 
  


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