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Old 05-17-2007, 09:54 AM   #1
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FC6 won't install


I'm trying to upgrade FC4 to FC6, but it just won't work. I get as far as Anaconda starting, but then it just stalls and sits there. I have tried not using the graphic interface and a few other options for the command line, but still no luck. FC4 installs OK on this same machine

I have also tried a clean install but absolutely no difference. I downloaded the ISO files and burnt the CDs. The pre-install says the disks are OK. However I downloaded again (via a different ISP) and burnt new CDs but still no luck.

Anybody have any ideas I could try. My System is a P3, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD and a GEForce2 video card. The Video card is correctly identified at the
start of the install.

Old 05-17-2007, 09:52 PM   #2
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Sounds like a bad md5sum. Download the cds from a different server or through a torrent file and see if that makes a difference.

If that doesn't work, then at the "boot" line when you load the cd, try typing linux noacpi or something close to that.
Old 05-20-2007, 08:55 AM   #3
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Thanks for your response, Angry.

However I still can't get it to work. I tried acpi=off, mode=vesa, ide=nodma, apm=off, nofb and all combinations of these at the boot prompt but still no luck.

Old 05-20-2007, 03:08 PM   #4
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Try for S&G

noapci nolapci noapic nolapic

if that doesn't work try a text based install and just configure the graphics card later

usually a hang there is indeed a video card issue ...

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