Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 01-26-2006, 11:36 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Jan 2006
Posts: 4

Rep: Reputation: 0
Fedora Install on DFI Lanparty NFII-Ultra B

Hi all,

Please take it easy on me. I'm a brand noob here and I've impressed myself because I rememebred LS & CD from a prompt. That's the extent of my knowledge!

I recently tried to install Fedora 4 to a USB2 20GB drive. That did not go well. Install went fine, but errored out on boot. I researched that for a bit and gave up. Too much trouble and just too deep for my first forray into Linux.

I put the into the case and figured I could get it to dual boot with some help from a guy here at work. Windows XP Pro on my SATA 120GB with 2 partitions and Fedora on my IDE 20GB. I also have a 40GB IDE for storage of music, pics, etc. After we installed Fedora & GRUB we got it into KDE everything was fine. Now it couldn't get into Windows. After pulling the 20GB with Fedora still no Windows. I then pulled the 40GB storage drive off the IDE and the SATA drive would boot. Found out there were old install files on the 40 and the partition was also active. So we repartitioned it to extended and the data remained intact no problem. STILL wouldn't boot with the 40 connected.

CMOS was set to boot order of none, none, none. This is how I've done it since day 1. It will then boot to SATA and bypass the IDE chain. I changed Primary IDE from Auto to None and finally got my original setup working the way I had it originally with just XP.

My decision at this point is to either just give it up & install on my P3 machine OR try this again and set this 20GB to 'none' in the CMOS and try another install with the risk of messing my main box up. I also have to contend with my wife hollering because she can't get on MSN and doesn't have access to her pictures and whatever else she does that's so important.

Is there anything else I might run into on this that I should watch out for?

Any advice would be super!

Old 01-27-2006, 07:05 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2005
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Distribution: Slackware 10.2, Caldera OpenLinux 3.1, Corel Linux (Thanks xhi!), Debian GNU/HURD etc...
Posts: 296
Blog Entries: 1

Rep: Reputation: 30
Hello! Just one advice -- before you start banging your head on the desk, try another distro. FC4 is _very_ newbie oriented. It is _very_ problematic, though. Try Debian for stability or go for gentoo if you're a madman.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Motherboard driver for DFI LanParty and compatibility? Panda_Sandwich Linux - Hardware 1 09-02-2005 03:18 PM
DFI lanparty nF3 250 GB Onboard network card not working elsmack Linux - Hardware 1 03-20-2005 04:38 PM
DFI LanParty NFII B, RAID DRIVERS elranu Linux - Hardware 2 08-31-2004 07:06 PM
Reboot Loop with new DFI NFII Ultra Rev A KungFuHamster Linux - Hardware 1 01-24-2004 08:20 PM
Suitable case for DFI Lanparty NF II Ultra? C++freak Linux - Hardware 2 06-25-2003 05:45 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:18 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration