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Old 11-27-2008, 02:42 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora 10 Install Help?


I have burned a CD version of Fedora 10 onto a disc, attempted to boot from it, and everything seems fine except for the graphical install is jagged and strange looking. Also, when I attempt to select my locale, it freezes, and I can't do anything else from it.

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I downloaded the .iso on a separate Windows machine with the DownThemAll extension.

The system I am trying to install Fedora on is an old one, with only 384MB of RAM, and a 20GB Hard Drive.

Should I just install using the text installation?
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:02 PM   #2
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Seems you meet the minimum requirements - did you check the image ?. Instructions here, including a link for checking under Windoze.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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Seems you meet the minimum requirements - did you check the image ?. Instructions here, including a link for checking under Windoze.
I have checked it, it says it is okay.
I have no idea what is going on.
Should I just try another Distro?
I felt kind of excited to try Fedora 10...
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:07 PM   #4
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If you download the LIVE CD from Fedora 10 than it boots to a totally running system , after with you can install it
Have not try it yet in Fedora but sometimes it is possible to boot in the verbose mode hopefully it comes up with use full error messages
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:10 PM   #5
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Grab the liveCD and see if that works with your video - else try Fedora 9 as that's a bit more stable at this point.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 03:11 PM   #6
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I had thought that I had downloaded the LIVE CD, but I have to clue how to just boot from it and load to the complete system.

Should it just work automatically?
Or is there an option to do so?
 
Old 11-27-2008, 04:32 PM   #7
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Here is the Fedora 10 live CD

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

You insert it into the CD ROM drive and reboot. You must have the BIOS set to boot from the CD before booting from the hard drive. You can normally change the BIOS settings by hitting one of the function keys when the computer manufacturer screen comes up (and it normally tells you which F key to hit) and before Windows starts loading. You can use arrow, tab, esc, and enter keys to change the BIOS boot sequence, then save your changes and again reboot. It should then load the Fedora 10 desktop. See if your hardware is recognized and auto-configured. If so, there should be some directions on the desktop (icon or menu option) to install Fedora 10 to the hard drive.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 04:55 PM   #8
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Here is the Fedora 10 live CD

http://fedoraproject.org/get-fedora

You insert it into the CD ROM drive and reboot. You must have the BIOS set to boot from the CD before booting from the hard drive. You can normally change the BIOS settings by hitting one of the function keys when the computer manufacturer screen comes up (and it normally tells you which F key to hit) and before Windows starts loading. You can use arrow, tab, esc, and enter keys to change the BIOS boot sequence, then save your changes and again reboot. It should then load the Fedora 10 desktop. See if your hardware is recognized and auto-configured. If so, there should be some directions on the desktop (icon or menu option) to install Fedora 10 to the hard drive.
That is originally what I tried to do.
When I boot from the disc, it gives me several options.

Install
MediaCheck
Boot From Local

and something else I can't remember.
I burned another disc, and now it shows, (In perfect graphic quality) a Fedora 10 screen, but nothing else happens.
No next button or anything.
And striking enter and random keys doesn't seem to be helping.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 06:41 PM   #9
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If it boots as a live CD version of Fedora, and your seeing the desktop of Fedora 10, then look for an icon that says "Install", and double click. So does it appear as a install screen, or as a live Linux desktop? Either way there should be some options to select.
 
Old 11-27-2008, 08:01 PM   #10
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Look for the "install" icon or something in the menu to the effect of "install to hard drive" or something like that.

Well, if you have windows installed and have an internet connection, you can use unetbootin to install fedora 9 or the development version, rawhide. I don't see them updated to Fedora 10 yet, but you could use the Fedora 10 upgrade CD to upgrade from 9 to 10.

http://unetbootin.sourceforge.net/

You download it to your windows desktop and then double click it, like you would any other windows installation wizard. This will begin the net-installation.

I would install Fedora 9, and not rawhide, as rawhide is known to be unstable.

Last edited by ehawk; 11-27-2008 at 08:03 PM.
 
Old 11-29-2008, 12:33 PM   #11
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I tried the Live CD, and it seems to have a problem loading.
Damn.
 
Old 01-15-2009, 10:33 PM   #12
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did u download the Gnome or KDE version?

If u downloaded KDE:
I had a similar problem with screen tearing in KUBUNTU and had to disable some service that looked for newly attached monitors
try doing a search for "screen tearing KDE 4" or "screen jerking KDE 4"
 
  


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