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Old 10-02-2004, 07:23 PM   #1
aprax
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Fedora Core installation freezing


Greetings, I am having problems installing Fedora Core 1 on a somewhat old computer but with a brand-new fresh hard drive. Whenever I get to the stage where the installer says "Reading package information", the entire installation freezes, Not even the keyboard responds.
I have also tried using a separate disc containing the Fedora Core 2 installation, but it freezes at the same stage.

What could possibly be at issue here?



AMD 1900+ processor
Geforce 3 TI-200 graphics card
KR7A-RAID motherboard
Maxtor 40 gig hard drive

Last edited by aprax; 10-02-2004 at 07:24 PM.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 02:56 PM   #2
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i had the same problem with fedora core 2, only way I could install was to use "linux text" had something to do with my Nvidia Card..
had alot of problems running fedora as well, had to install the nvidia drivers in runmode 3, and remove/add some comments in the xorg.conf..
if your having the same issue/have an nvidia card lemme know I can give some more detailed instructions.
Sean
 
Old 10-04-2004, 01:29 AM   #3
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Yes, I indeed do have an Nvidia Geforce 3 TI-200 video card. Would a solution be to use a video card that is not Nvidia based? Instructions about how you solved the problem would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 10-04-2004, 06:42 AM   #4
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commenting out the following in this section provided immediate improvement
Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
#Load "fbdevhw" <------------
Load "glx"
#Load "record" <------------
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
#Load "dri" <-------------
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0" <---- Leave this at whatever your current settings are
BoardName "your card name"
Option "NvAGP" "1"

EndSection
 
  


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