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Old 10-15-2006, 06:38 AM   #1
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Smile Can i install fedora core 5?

My system configuration is:

Intel D102 Motherboard
Intel 3.0 GHz Processor
2 x 512 Mb DDR2 RAM
2 x 80 IDE (Segate) hard disk
nVidia 6600 LE GFX Card from WinFast(Leadtek)

i am currently running on Windows XP SP-2 OS. I am planning to move to linux. (I am attracted towards linux). Can I install Fedora Core 5 in my system? Or plz. suggest me a linux that would best suit my computer.

I intend to do, shell programming. and other basic home usage.

Plz. reply...

Old 10-15-2006, 07:03 AM   #2
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Unfortunetly, what you've posted doesn't really help us tell you if your system will install without problems. Your computer is plenty fast, but it matters more that the IDE controller, video card chipset and Motherboard chipset are supported

There is a Hardware Compatibility List here on the LQ, the link is on the right hand side of the page. Look up the chipsets and components there and see what others says about them. Also, boot a Live CD like knoppix and see how it runs.
Old 10-15-2006, 11:39 AM   #3
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My system configuration is:

Intel D102Gcc Motherboard
Intel 2.8GHz Dual Core Processor
512 Mb DDR2 RAM
80Gb seagate Sata HD

I have no seperate Graphics card installed , other than the builtin, and thats working fine as i can see with my High Graphics game running in windows xp...

The issue is i m failing to install fedora core 5 and some other versions like suse linux also.

Fedora core installation is not happening in Graphics mode , its failing and the screen going blank.Evn doing it in text mode is not yeilding any effect ,Since when i try to start with startx or kdm or gdm screen again going blank.

Can anyone plz help??
Old 10-15-2006, 03:40 PM   #4
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Despite being made by Intel, that mobo apparently uses an ATI chipset, go figure.
Old 10-15-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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It may be possible to use a live cd to see if your hardware is compatible. Are any live cd's based of fc5?


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