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Old 12-01-2005, 08:41 PM   #1
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blank screen during installation

I'm new to linux so excuse my ignorance. I tried installing Fedora Core 4 on my computer but everytime I try it gives me a blank screen. I insert the DVD, press enter and after 15 minutes of scrolling white text, the screen goes black and nothing happens until I restart my computer. I tried booting with noprobe skipddc, text, and nofb, all doing nothing. I did type in video=vesafb:nomtrr vga=0x317 and this made the white scrolling text smaller and displayed the linux penguin at the top of my monitor, but still didn't get me past the blank screen. If anyone knows about this problem and/or how to fix it, please help!
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Sounds like you have a bad ISO or image.

Might want to download it again.
Old 12-04-2005, 06:15 PM   #3
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I downloaded another version via Bittorrent, this one was a larger file than the previous one I downloaded. I burned the big one onto a DVD and... Still same problem. This means it isn't a problem with the .iso image, and either it is the way I am burning it (Nero burning Rom) or there is a serious compatibility issue with my hardware that Linux can't cooperate with.
Old 12-04-2005, 07:45 PM   #4
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well, try burning at a much slower speed (8 max) this usually reduces burning errors for images.

Might be strange hardware, got anything odd in there?
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i had the same prob w/ fedora 3, i installed first in test mode then i configured my graphical mode, what vidoecard are you using?
Old 12-05-2005, 03:08 PM   #6
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For ethics's question, I have already tried that, my burner goes at 4.5x max so I tried burning and the lowest setting possible (2.4x) same problem so whatever the burning program is doing, it is doing it right. For jt1020, I was thinking of downloading Fedora Core 3 then upgrading later, how do you boot in test mode? My videocard is an eVGA NVIDIA 6800 ultra.


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