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Old 03-27-2008, 07:05 AM   #1
hemanth83_in
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Fedora Installation Help !


Hello,

I must say that im new to linux.

I am trying to install fedora linux in Lenovo T61 machine, i have downloaded the i368 DVD ISO from fedora home page and hae burned the ISO in a DVD. When i restart my system, i get four options asusual.
Now when i try 1st option


1) Upgrade or install Fedora 8: It goes well in the start asks for test the DVD, and sucessfully passes the test, and after a while when it tries to start the GUI installation, the screen just goes black, i have tried this a number of times but same response. Is there any thing to do with resolution or any other support ???

2) Upgrade or install fedora 8 in Text mode: The whole installation goes well and the system is rebooted, until this point it hasnt asked for any Host name. After rebooting it asks for host name and password, which i havent set. Is there any default host name and pwd for this ??? or am i missing some thing else???

Thank you in advance.
 
Old 03-29-2008, 06:14 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by hemanth83_in View Post
1) Upgrade or install Fedora 8: It goes well in the start asks for test the DVD, and sucessfully passes the test, and after a while when it tries to start the GUI installation, the screen just goes black, i have tried this a number of times but same response. Is there any thing to do with resolution or any other support ???
Yes, I installed SLED on a T61 and ran into problems with
the video. As I recall, I needed to add a "vga=???" option
during the installation, and then I needed to remove the
option from the /boot/grub/menu.lst file. Finally I needed
to use the GUI tool to set the desired video mode.

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2) Upgrade or install fedora 8 in Text mode: The whole installation goes well and the system is rebooted, until this point it hasnt asked for any Host name. After rebooting it asks for host name and password, which i havent set. Is there any default host name and pwd for this ??? or am i missing some thing else???
The hostname and root password are things that need to
be customized for each installation. Pick a hostname you
like that will be easy to remember. Obviously, you'll
want to create a new password, since anyone who can
guess your password will be able to damage your computer.
 
  


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