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Old 12-12-2005, 06:24 AM   #1
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Fedora installation problem


I'm trying to install Fedora on an old Dell Pentium 3 "project" PC that's not connected to the Internet. I've changed the boot sequence to boot from CD-ROM, downloaded and burned the 4 discs on another PC.

Put the first disc in, booted ok, tested all the CD media, ok. using graphic mode.
First try- got to where mouse pointer appeared, system froze.
Second try- Anaconda stopped installation on its own,sorry, didn't get the message, basicaly said everything was put back as it was.
Third try-running Anaconda, x server started successfully, then blank screen, then:waiting for x server to start...log located in /tmp/x.log
fatal error 104(connection reset by peer)on x server :1.0

This is my first try at anything Linux; I haven't a clue.
 
Old 12-12-2005, 06:54 AM   #2
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Installing Fedora Core 4 can sometimes be somewhat of a pain, since your having so much trouble installing in the GUI mode install in test mode instead. When the menu screen is displayed type 'linux text' without the quotes to get started. Certain video controllers are known to be a problem, which may be why your having a problem getting started. Check out this;

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla....cgi?id=159026
 
Old 12-13-2005, 04:48 PM   #3
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Thanks for the bugzilla link, but I'm afraid much of it is over my head. I'm starting an online course, Linux 101, in a week or so. Part of it is about installing Fedora. I'm just eager to begin, and so have put the cart before the horse, so to speak. I'll spend the time studying, so that maybe I can comprehend what's going on. I'll be back here soon, I'm sure. Thanks again.
 
Old 12-14-2005, 08:40 AM   #4
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You can try the two fixes, the first one comment #5 works for most people (try it!!) and comment #17 works for mostly for everyone that comment #5 does not. To save you from having to go back and re-read comment #5

Type "mediacheck" into the bootprompt. It will return an error. Followup with "linux mediacheck". See if that helps

Do try this please???? One small note, do not type the quotemarks just the text inside them, i.e. mediacheck (and) linux mediacheck

With comment #17 you download and burn the small ISO image to a CD, boot with this new CD then switch to the first installation CD when required to install FC4.
 
  


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