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Old 10-29-2006, 07:19 PM   #1
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FC6 Install Locks up

I am trying to install FC6 on my rather old system, but I keep running into the same system lock-up every time.
My System:
~512 MB RAM
~2 x 80 GB SATA drives (NOT raid)
~1 x 60 GB IDE drive

I have the IDE drive set up as a windows drive, I want one of the SATA for FC6 and the other set up as a vfat that I can write/read (easily) from both sides.
Some of the above info may be not necessary, sorry.

My Problems:
I can go through the setup options and configure as I want, but after the dependency check has been done and it winds up the CD to start install, but nothing happens. Later (like a few seconds, the cursor locks up and now even less is happening. I can boot up a knoppix and see all the drives, and up to this point there is no indication something is wrong, so I am probably doing something wrong. But I tried FC5 and Suse 10.1 all with no issues so I am open to suggestions cause I am outta ideas.
Thanks again
Old 10-30-2006, 01:20 PM   #2
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Did you try doing a text install rather than graphical?
Old 10-30-2006, 05:43 PM   #3
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I hadn't though of it- so you can tell I am not really out of windoze yet! That stop the install lock-up, now I have a GRUB error 17 on boot. GRRRRR!
Thanks for the help


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