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Old 04-07-2007, 01:01 PM   #1
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problem in installation of linux fedora core 3


hi i am using intel pentium D(duel core) 2.66 GHZv 2x1 catche
and intel mother board D102GGC2.512 RAM.120 GB sata hard disc.
i am facing a problem in installation of FEDORA CORE 3(issud by DIGIT mazine ).when i ever i am botting from cd its asking for HARD DRIVES.n near partitions its getting an error :no hard drives found . please give me full details is this configuration supports linux?

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Old 04-07-2007, 01:06 PM   #2
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At a guess, the motherboard has a SATA controller chipset that isn't supported by the kernel that comes with Fedora Core 3. I don't know if support for that motherboard has been added to the kernel since then, you'll need to look that up. However, it's likely that a more recent release will work. Fedora is currently on version 6, with Fedora Core 7 due to be released near the end of May.

In theory, assuming a Linux driver is available, it's possible to make some kind of boot disc with a more up-to-date kernel, or with the specific driver you need, but I don't advise going down this route. It's much more tricky, and also Fedora Core 3 is no longer supported: it no longer receives software updates and so on.
 
Old 04-07-2007, 01:21 PM   #3
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does my pc supports linux?

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does this supports linux . fro installation n running . please give me details cause i am a beginner to linux
 
Old 04-07-2007, 01:37 PM   #4
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A quick look on Google doesn't seem too promising. Most of the links I've found have been from people who say that they can't get it work, even with Fedora Core 6. The Intel page for the motherboard has no Linux drivers, only Windows. I found this thread on LinuxQuestions.org where a guy says he has that motherboard and has apparently managed to install Fedora Core 6 on it, although there are problems, but it doesn't say how he got it to work. I guess you could try private messaging him and ask him to explain how he did it (preferably in this thread, rather than by private correspondence, so other people can use the information in future). Of course, there is no guarantee that he will reply.

If you're willing to try a different distro, you could try this thread. They seem to be saying there that Ubuntu (which is my preferred distro) worked okay with that motherboard.

Hope this is some help.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 03:16 AM   #5
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ya it worked but A PROBLEM

as u said i tried with latest version of ubuntu ie KUBUNTU
it worked n i installed it in pc but i am unable to use it
when ever i am opening it my monitos shows a message SET OPTIMIZED RESOLUTION ie 1024 X 1280 my monitor is SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER
SCN70 LCD
please guide me for installation
 
Old 04-13-2007, 07:07 AM   #6
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When your computer first boots, try booting in Ubuntu recovery mode, rather than normal mode (you may need to press Esc if it says "Press Esc for menu"). It will then start up in text mode. A whole load of boot messages will go by, and when it's finished booting you'll be left with a line that ends with #

This is a command prompt as root. Try typing the command 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg' (without the quotes). This should launch a text based program that will walk you through setting up your display settings, including things like screen resolution. When it asks you which driver to use, I suggest trying "vesa". This is a basic driver that should get you up and running. Once the configuration program has finished and saved the new configuration file, try rebooting the computer (either by pressing Ctrl-Alt-Del, or the command 'reboot'), and this time start in normal mode.

Post here whether it works. If it does, we can try setting about using a more advanced driver. If it doesn't, there are more things we can try, to figure out what's going wrong.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:26 AM   #7
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Its Doesnt Work

hi thanx for yor reply but it didnt worked
please tell me about any other try or any other new versions of LINUX which is suitable for my pc n where can i find (download)them
 
Old 04-14-2007, 07:50 AM   #8
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What happened when you tried this time? Same error message?

You could try any number of other distros. Distrowatch.com has a list of them, with links to places you can download isos. It's worth doing some searching around for your computer on Google, to see which distros other people have got working on it. Generally the more "user-friendly" distros will probably be your best bet, although there are exceptions.

If you're feeling brave, something like Gentoo or Slackware might be worth a shot, because they start off in text mode by default. If that works, you're halfway to having a working system, and perhaps getting the graphics working will be easier then.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 08:10 AM   #9
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I run Fedora Core 6 on 3 different machines and one of them has a Samsung Syncmaster 170MP monitor with built-in tv card and I have not had any problems with that. Also one of the other boxes has 2 SATA drives and Intel P4 HT and have had no issue with installing Fedora Core 6 there either.

I do recall having an issue with the Samsung monitor in FC4 but I was eventually able to select a display configuration that worked.
 
Old 04-14-2007, 08:15 AM   #10
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which one suits me better

will red hat 9 works on my pc?
i am planning to change my hard disc to PATA

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Old 04-14-2007, 11:39 AM   #11
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I thought you said the problem at the moment was with the monitor? Why do you need to change the hard drive?

I'd strongly advise against using Red Hat 9. It's very old and no longer updated, which means less security and a lot of programs not being available. On top of that, since it's an old distro, it's unlikely to support some modern hardware, which seems likely to be a problem with your computer.

Do you have a spare monitor you can re-try the Ubuntu install with?
 
Old 04-15-2007, 08:56 AM   #12
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hi
i am having red hat 9 but i didnt detected my cd rom
it asks for a red had cd when i am installing it.my dvd drive is LG dvd rw/r
cdrw/r

n one more thing i had downloaded ubuntu 6.10 from the site

http://www.ubuntu.com/getubuntu/download

could me tell me whether it is an Iso image or a .rar file?

n how to burn it n make it a botable cd
please
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:07 PM   #13
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I can't tell you what you downloaded, only you know that! If it ends with .iso, then it is an iso file. It's highly unlikely that you'd get a .rar file from any Linux website, since rar is not a very popular format with Linux due to licence issues.

How to make a CD from an iso depends on the program you use to burn. Most have an option called "Burn image from file" or something similar. I was under the impression from your earlier posts that you'd already succeeded in burning a Kubuntu CD though.
 
Old 04-15-2007, 12:49 PM   #14
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ISO image

ya its an ISO image only after uninstallin the WIN.RAR only i foun d it was an ISO.
i think this is a live cd
can i install it ?
n can i enjoy the full features of UBUNTU in this ?
i got the KUBUNTU from my friend
he only given me RED HAT 9
it was given in the RED HAT home page that latest update RED HAT LINUX 5 has been released can u give me some details about it please.dont fell troubled when i ask any question pleasecoz i am 17 y old n new to linux
 
Old 04-15-2007, 01:41 PM   #15
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hi just know i heard tat fedora core is the update of RED HAT
then my pc supports for it or not?
ie for the latest version of fedora core 6
 
  


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