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Old 08-26-2011, 12:48 PM   #1
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Simply can't install Linux at all


Hi. I have a set of Linux+server installation CD's that were given to me by a programmer and over the last few years, I have installed Linux onto several computers (laptops, Desktops, IBM, Acer etc) perfectly every time without a hitch.

I bought a brand new HP G53329es 64-bit Desktop last week to use as my new server and I just can't get past first base, with no idea at all what could be wrong

After inserting the correct 64-bit boot & Install disk, I get the Fedora Core boot screen prompting me with boot:
As I have always done I type in linux ks=cdrom:/KP1-server.ks and press enter. The message comes up

loading vmlinuz.................
Loading initrd.img...................
& THEN THE SCREEN REBOOTS. That's it.

I have no idea about linux but I tried several things. I used the same installation disks on another computer in exactly the same way and it worked fine with that exact command, so no problem with the disk or the command.

I deleted all of HP's extra recovery partitions, combined them all into 1 c: partition and fully formatted it, reading that might be the problem. Still exactly the same thing.

I tried the 32-bit installation disks as the machine handles both 32 & 64 bit, but exactly the same zero response.

I'm a linux newbie with not much more ability than following step-by-step directions. Any ideas at all what could be the problem?

Thanks so much for you help in advance
 
Old 08-26-2011, 12:57 PM   #2
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What version of Fedora Core are you trying to install? If the version is a couple of years old, there's a good chance the new hardware is not supported in the kernel on those old discs.
 
Old 08-26-2011, 01:15 PM   #3
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Yes, the CD's were made for me more than 6 years ago, so not sure which version of Fedora Core was out then, but yes that may very well be my problem. If that is the problem, is there any way around it? Not having much clue about Fedora core, I could well install a newer version but I am not sure how the other disks that install the server will work as I think they are all connected?
 
Old 08-26-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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If you have broadband internet access, just download the latest version of Fedora or CentOS (the Red Hat Enterprise Clone) and burn it to a CD/DVD. You can install whatever server software after the fact either from online repositories or from additional DVD's. What type of services (web server, mail server, file server, etc.) are you setting up on your server? We can help you get them installed once you get a base system up and running.

There are some good step by step guides at howtoforge. Here's one for CentOS server and one for Fedora server. You can just skip the sections on the servers you don't care about (for example if you don't want a webserver, just skip the section on setting up apache). Or if you really just want a desktop system, there are some guides for "perfect desktops" as well.

Or if you'd like to try a different linux distribution for your server, I've always been happy with Debian. There's a ton of software in their repository.

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Old 08-26-2011, 02:13 PM   #5
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Thanks so much pljvaldez, you are ever so kind. I will give it a go and let you know how I get along. I really appreciate your time and help.

Have a great day!!!
 
Old 08-26-2011, 02:42 PM   #6
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fedora core went extinct back with fedoracore 6
fedora 7 and up dropped the name " fedora core"
the current fedora version is fedora 15

for a server though DO not use fedora unless YOU DO want to install a new OS on a server every 6 months
Fedora life cycle
https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Fedor...ase_Life_Cycle

i would use CentOS 6 or Scientific Linux 6.1
both are RHEL 6 rebuilds
 
  


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