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Old 03-23-2010, 04:23 PM   #1
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Installation Problems


Hi everyone,

At the moment I have Fedora 7 and Vista installed and both working except I have not tried to update Fedora 7 because I do not know how. I have tried to install Ubuntu 9.10 but it kept on freezing and the person I received the disk from found out that the problem/issues where with my computer. So I tried Fedora 12 and my system does not even boot from the first cd. Is there a command that I can use at startup to boot from the cd, it is one of six? Thank you.
 
Old 03-23-2010, 06:17 PM   #2
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If you look closely at the startup screen when you switch on the computer you should see either "Hit {key} to enter BIOS" where you can change the booting order, make the first choice your CD/DVD drive. Or alternatively look for something like "Press {key} for boot sequence" then select the CD/DVD drive. In both cases make sure that the Fedora CD is already in the drive. Let us know if this is enough information or even the type of info you were looking for.

If your PC is not up to these distros (you may be a bit under powered) then may I suggest a lighter distro such as Zenwalk or Xubuntu.

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Old 03-24-2010, 07:00 PM   #3
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Hi kmacphail,

The boot sequence is already setup for CD/DVD so it could well be my system does not have enough grunt. It is an Intel Atom 330 Dual Core 945GC 1.6mhz with Intel processors with 2GB RAM. I will try Zenwalk or Xubuntu. Thank you for your help.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 08:23 AM   #4
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Intel Atom 330 Dual Core 945GC 1.6mhz with Intel processors with 2GB RAM
This should not be a problem to install Fedora 12???? Your system has more than enough power. Are you attempting to install the 64bit version of the software? It may be that you are attempting to install the 64 bit version on a 32 bit machine (I don't know your exact machine). Go to the Fedora website and make sure that the downloaded version is 32 bit (i686 not x86_64) alternatively just right click on the link below and click "save target as"
http://download.fedoraproject.org/pu...-i686-Live.iso

Keep us up to date.
 
Old 03-25-2010, 08:25 AM   #5
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Also could you take a note of any error messages that occur during installation or when it switches off/crashes
 
Old 03-26-2010, 01:27 AM   #6
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It is suppose to be 32 bit it didn't even cross my mind that it may not be. Could that also be the problem with the Ubuntu 9.10 that kept freezing after install? I will check the Fedora site. Thank you.

Nothing happens at all when I boot up the system with the disk in the drive it just goes the screen to choose either Fedora 7 or other which is vista.

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Old 03-27-2010, 04:58 AM   #7
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If the 32 bit image doesn't work then try burning the iso to a cd, I've seen a similar scenario where the disc was bypassed and boot went straight to grub, don't know why but that pc would only install from a cd even though it was a dvd drive it had
 
Old 03-28-2010, 03:30 PM   #8
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Smile Fedora 12

I downloaded Fedora 12 from the site and everything is working. I finally received an email from the guy who sold these CD set.

PowerPC version not the 32-bit
PowerPC = Apple G3, G4 and G5 CPUs
It will not work on an intel or AMD cpu.

My lack of knowledge of PowerPC but now I know. Thank you for all your help.

Kind Regards
 
Old 03-29-2010, 03:51 PM   #9
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Your very welcome, that's what the Linux community is here for: to help each other. One piece of advice I would give is to always download the distro from the official website. It means that you are getting what you want and it is the most up to date version. I still see people selling Ubuntu 8.04 on ebay (hello that's now 3 years old, WAY out of date!!!!!). Anyway I'm glad that I was able to help you sort this problem, let me know if you stick with Fedora or try other distros, I actually wrote a brief blog on distros here.

Enjoy your up to date Fedora desktop
 
  


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