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Old 10-23-2005, 06:08 AM   #1
frankenstein
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Fedora Core 4 on a SATA HDD


Configuration :

Intel 2.8GHz HT with Intel 865GBF Mboard.

SATA 160GB HDD.

Win XP.

Have the fedora core 4 latest distribution copy. However, just trying to enter LINUX has not been easy to say the least.

At first, it used to get stuck at the same point with a line like :

kernet_thread .... something and nothing happened after that. CD stops reading.

Then, this is exactly what I tried :

linux noprobe (didn't work, so restarted and booted by CD again)
linux <options>


SOMEHOW, it recognized the HDD and at the last stage of installation, gave an error msg saying that couldn't allocate coz the /dev/sda9 is busy. I pressed Cancel (I THINK) and then I never got the GUI screen again by typing linux <options>

I really want to learn Linux, but hurdles at the first stage so need help. Somebody please give me a solution. Have heard that Fedora Core 4 latest dis. 'should work fine' for SATA HDDs'. Has anybody really installed on a similar config and has it working? Please help.

Last edited by frankenstein; 10-23-2005 at 06:10 AM.
 
Old 10-23-2005, 06:26 PM   #2
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If you have it, try using the "Live CD" for Fedora to see if it gets you to a prompt, which means it recognizes your hardware with the kernel on the CD.

Another option that I'd look at would be using knoppix, kanotix or one of the other hundreds of live distros to see how well they recognize and work with your hardware. In doing so you can also see how they treat certain hardware and can possibly apply that knowledge to your FC4 install.

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