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Old 03-25-2004, 10:29 PM   #1
kaled el massry
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Angry FEDORA: Problem with fedora installation



Hi guys

I am trying to install fedora 1 on my PC the installation goes will untill it reaches to the step of setting root password after i set the pass word the Anaconda shutdown giving my the message System ABNORMALLY Shoutdown then this message "you may safely reboot you system"

but some times - rarly - it continues but it shutdown through installing

I tryed change the CD I but the problem is still.

My PC

PIIII 1.7 celeron
256 ram
savag4 32m
WD 80 M


Khaled

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Old 03-25-2004, 10:49 PM   #2
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Can you give me more infos about your problem?

I Hope i'll help you much better with more infos :/
 
Old 03-26-2004, 11:53 AM   #3
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First off, there is a sub-forum for Fedora installation

Secondly, I have no clue what you said and the error you got. Please explain it clearly, are you saying after you set your root password, you get a pop up box in which it says "System Abnormally Shut Down" and then it shuts down your computer?

Also, did you check the Md5 sums and use the media check at the beginning of the install? Do this and make sure the image is good.

Thirdly, how many times have you done this? And what do you mean you tried to change the cd? You mean you tried to burn it again, or you put in another cd such as CD2 or CD3? Please elaborate on this.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:10 PM   #4
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Hola

thnx wiBo, Pauli

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First off, there is a sub-forum for Fedora installation
Sorry


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are you saying after you set your root password, you get a pop up box in which it says "System Abnormally Shut Down" and then it shuts down your computer?
No, not popup box, the message printed in the black screen.


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Also, did you check the Md5 sums and use the media check at the beginning of the install? Do this and make sure the image is good.
Yes I checked the image for this CD and the image was good and no problem with it.


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Thirdly, how many times have you done this? And what do you mean you tried to change the cd?
I tried to install Fedora many times but the installation fails after the setting root password screen.



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You mean you tried to burn it again, or you put in another cd such as CD2 or CD3? Please elaborate on this.
yes i burnt the CD again for three times and the error still appear.

I think there some thing with my hardware


soory guys but it is 1st time with linux

Khaled
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:28 PM   #5
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same thing happens with mine and i have correct md5s and i also tried a production CD.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:30 PM   #6
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I've had similar problems trying to install various flavors of linux on systems with crappy motherboards, crappy RAM, or crappy power supplies.

Its really hard stuff to chase down, and very annoying!

What hardware are you running? I often suggest trying a single module of RAM--that's often a weakness on motherboards for stability.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 06:37 PM   #7
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I have a cheap shuttle mobo with 512MB ram. nvidia Geforce4, duron 1.2ghz
 
Old 03-27-2004, 04:51 PM   #8
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Hmm. Im not sure here.

A black screen? Aka dos like screen? Is this with a graphical install or a text install? If you cannot do the graphical, try the text based installation, maybe that will work. I have no clue what is wrong then, sorry. I wish I could help
 
Old 03-27-2004, 05:29 PM   #9
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Well I know on my one computer the Windows XP install would go, but then close with errors or BSODs nomatter what I did. It turned out that one stick of RAM was shot.

Check it with www.memtest86.com Good luck.
 
Old 03-27-2004, 08:21 PM   #10
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Hello

thanx Pauli for help and i think the error comes from ram stick as Neoslash tool tells me, if the testmem86 results was real.

this tool report some failors in my ram and i will try with another stick tomorrow.

however i bought that stick one week ago

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Old 03-27-2004, 08:52 PM   #11
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A week ago? Then I really dont think it is the ram, but maybe it was a manufacturing defect. Or perhaps you installed it wrong? Check. I dunno, I can't help there, because I have had the same 2 sticks of rambus for about, hmmm, I dunno, a few years anyhow. And my pop has used the same DDR in a couple computers now.

I have no experience with ram problems, I have been lucky

Out of curiosity, what type of ram and what company?
 
Old 03-27-2004, 09:02 PM   #12
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RAM can come from the factory defected. Generally if memtest comes back with even one error it can cause problems. I've yet to have the test give me incorrect results.
 
  


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