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Old 09-25-2005, 08:32 PM   #1
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fail fc4 installation

I have just installed fc4. I use linux and xp in one pc. The installation success, i can log in fedora but after reboot the computer, while booting to fc4 it just stop in setting hostname localhost.localdomain. I have reinstalled it but it just had the same problem. I used to use mandrake 10.0 and i dont have any problem. Anybody can help?
Old 09-26-2005, 04:49 AM   #2
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Fedora take a lot of time to boot if you have a net card but no network if you have choose to configure automatically it with DHCP during installation but normally the boot process goes to end and you can login.
If you have couldn't login at all set the net card as manually configured when asked at installation type and when prompt for the name of yor host type something like ""
Old 09-26-2005, 07:04 AM   #3
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Could give more detail how can i set the net card as manually configured. I cn't ecven see the login form. i used personal desktop option when installed fc4 and customized the packaged and i dont know When will it ask installation type ? and when will it prompt for the name of my hostname? can i set it from the shell ? thanks anyway
Old 09-27-2005, 12:30 PM   #4
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You write "can I set it from the shell?"
If you have a shell it means that you are in the system installed and it has booted correctly.

It seems like you couldn't login in graphiical mode but only in text mode and if this is the case it doesn't complaine system booting but only X server that doesn't work correctly and this is due to misconfiguration of monitor or graphic card.
Fedora sometimes doesn't handle correctly certain monitor or graphic card expecially if you have a video chip integrated on the motherboard.

If it's really related to network configuration as I don't think try to modify these files (obviously as root)



(if this doesn't work simply rewrite yes instead of no)


/etc/hosts <yourusernamehere> localhost.localdomain localhost

That's all.
Old 12-04-2005, 01:52 AM   #5
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I have this problem too ,and i can't have a shell ,fc4 is stop "setting hostname..." how can i fix it ~~thanks


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