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Old 11-19-2006, 07:57 AM   #1
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Why? Crash on Install


Iím having a bit of a problem installing any version of Linux on my PC. I have tried installing CentOS, Fedora, Redhat; they all freeze at the same point. Just as the packages are being installed, after setting up all the configuration: keyboard, Language. The install exits.

I have tried installing via VMware(VMware Server), still the same problem.

I have tried installing via SATA & IDE.

I have tried installing via ISO and CD (CDsí are fine, been used before)

I'm staring to think that I havenít got the right drivers installed for Linux on my motherboard. But Iím not too sure how to check and solve the problem

I would appreciate it if someone could get back to me.

Kind Regards

Old 11-19-2006, 08:34 AM   #2
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Do you find it possible to run LiveCDs like Knoppix?
Old 11-19-2006, 08:49 AM   #3
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Yeah im able to run liveCDs ive used CentOS and Fc6
Old 11-19-2006, 10:08 AM   #4
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At that point in the installation, the X-windows system is usually started and the "graphical" interface accessed. When it fails there, it's probably because the video driver is incorrect.

When I was installing FC6, I "bombed" there, because Fedora has no ATI drivers (nor any other proprietary drivers), and my screen size was non-standard. I used the "linux text" install option to do the installation in "text" mode, set up the YUM repositories to access livna and installed the "missing" video driver. Then, when I rebooted, all was well. (Except that the installer used the 586 kernel version instead of the 686 version, but that's another story.)


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