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Old 04-14-2005, 06:21 AM   #1
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FC3 installation freezes at package installation

I tried to install FC3 but the installation freezes at some point. I have a 160GB hard disk (hda) with 2 NTFS partitions (WinXP) and a 30GB hd (hdb) with 1 FAT32 partition and ca. 16GB free space. I used the GUI install and let the installation program choose the partition scheme for FC3 on the free space on hdb. After the partitioning i get the screen where the installation of all the packages should begin but nothing happens.

Can anyone help me?

PS: someone told me to turn off the virus protection in my BIOS but i don't find that entry in my BIOS.
Old 04-19-2005, 07:56 PM   #2
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HDD logical geometry

I had a similar problem only with FC2. Where I found bugs in the installation, it froze at various spots in the install. I finallyt figured it out after like 2 months, it was the Bios not detecting my HDD logical geometry. that was on an old 486 and it did the same on my AMD athlon too. For the solution I couldve flashed my bios but I just kept resetting it. Toasted the bios battery once, by pulling it out and putting it back in after 30 sec. So I would try reinstalling after reseting your bios, might be that.

So the bugs may have whent from FC2 to FC3 without being fixed.

When in doubt look in the open space and keep pluggin away

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