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Old 08-27-2006, 04:05 PM   #1
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Will I be able to run Fedora 5?


I installed Fedora Core 4 once but as there was no sound I went back to my full Windows installation. I have a ATI Radeon 9250 PCI graphics card and a Creative SoundBlaster XtremeMusic. I need those two to run flawlessly (or at least get them functioning). So my question is will Fedora Core 5 run those easily or will I be configuring and installing drivers for 8 hours?
 
Old 08-27-2006, 04:19 PM   #2
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Did the sound work in the test during the install?
Never seen an XtremeMusic so not sure what it is exactly.

If sound worked during the install and not after then it is more than likely one of the most common bugs that happens with SB Live cards. You have to open a terminal session and run the program ' alsamixer '. Unmute the master and PCM channels and raise the levels. Once set to your liken then as root run the command ' alsactl store ' before rebooting.

Many post here on the subject. Might check out other posts to see if there are other common bugs. The one I mention above seems to have existed since Fedora Core 2.

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Old 08-27-2006, 07:58 PM   #3
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I haven't tried an install yet, I have a lot of stuff I still need to back up before I uninstall XP, I'm just seeing if it works before I download everything and start the back up process.
 
Old 08-27-2006, 09:24 PM   #4
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Why not Dual boot, XP & Linux

After your B/U, do U have any free space on you HD? Can U resize partition to make some space to install Linux & then U could Dual boot!
 
Old 08-27-2006, 09:39 PM   #5
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I'll be dual booting, I haven't done anything yet because I'm just seeing if these are compatible with FC5 before I go ahead and do all the hard work.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:24 AM   #6
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I guess not
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:29 AM   #7
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Why not?
Just try. I think it will be great. Dual boot XP and Fedora is not so hard.
If you have questions i am available at ICQ. So, can help.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 10:58 AM   #8
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Well that's the thing, I don't want to try and go through all that trouble just to see it not work.
 
Old 08-28-2006, 11:25 AM   #9
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Whatever Distri you will use none of them will work probably with your Audio Card
see this LINK

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The X-Fi series of products are not supported under Linux. Closed-source drivers will be available for the X-Fi series of sound cards in the second quarter of 2007. These drivers will have full support for ALSA (playback, recording, mixer, MIDI, synthesis) and OpenAL 1.1 (with EAX effects).
 
Old 08-28-2006, 11:59 AM   #10
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Question #X boot of FC5, Mandriva `ODIN', Suse10.2a3 w/ Pro & Vista

Dual boot DOES work! Many have / are doing it. Some are 3x, or more, on 2 / 3 year old laptops.
T..7, search w/ da big G or your favorite search engine `Linux driver ATI 9250', `... Xtreme Music'. If it takes a little while to locate FC5 drivers, U R familiarizing yourself w/ FC 5, & U still have XP working. A request for the specific drivers may encourage a sharp hacker to make some! NOTE: odcheck link has GREAT info, but it is about 1 1/2 years since last update!
I am 3x boot currently on my one LT HD, it is not hard at all once concepts are understood. Just DO NOT allow Linux installers to Reformat / or Wipe out your existing XP install!

Considering attempting to try out 3 more Linux distros, in addition to what I am already running, not sure yet what is possible. I want to get a feel for each Linux distro before I register & concentrate on updating applicable distro. If a released final distro does not work OK initial install/not comfortable, why keep it for use?

+ search these Forums `Dual boot', or `Boot XP', etc. Should find lots of useful info.

What type machine are U using? CPU, RAM; amount & speed, mainboard, HD Size/rpm, + Xtras, R U OC'd?
What do U want/ need to accomplish (aka goals)?

Last edited by digital8doug; 08-28-2006 at 12:05 PM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 04:01 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Tsukasa7
Well that's the thing, I don't want to try and go through all that trouble just to see it not work.
Not work? How do you know? I use dual boot on my home and office machines and everything works just fine.
On my home machine i boot :
Windows XP (not used long time)
OpenSUSE 10.1
Fedora Core 5
PC-BSD
NetBSD
NexentaOS

So, quess..... they all work fine.

On the other hand in the office i use dual boot on :
Fedora Core 5
Gentoo Linux
Windows XP

And guess what... no problems too.

Last edited by nhydra; 08-29-2006 at 04:05 AM.
 
Old 08-29-2006, 06:59 AM   #12
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I have some advice for you Tsukasa7:

If your dual booting XP and RHFC5 and /dev/hda (your XP disk) is partitioned i.e.
C:XP Drive (5Gig) Dther stuff (100Gig) you may have problems when GRUB creates
a new master boot record (MBR).

GRUB installer seems to hate the fact that your targeting a partitioned drive for the
grub mbr. The way around this is as follows:

1. during RHFC5 install, you are asked if you want to install a GRUB boot loader?
Say NO.
2. When the system is built, reboot with the boot disk (disk 1 or DVD of RHFC5) into
Linux rescue mode.
3. Say no to networking.
4. Say YES to loading exiting FC5
5. at the SH3.1# chroot /mnt/sysimage

6. #grub-install --recheck /dev/hda (This takes AGES to complete - so go and get a beer
from the fridge)
7. #grub-install /dev/hda

You should have NO problems with GRUB. You might also want to edit the following
/boot/etc/grub.conf file to change the boot priority and the amount time it takes you
to select which OS you want booting.

Have fun.
 
  


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