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Old 05-24-2006, 02:46 AM   #1
rainmaker86
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Exclamation Problem installing Fedora Core 4


PC Configuration
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00 GHz HT Technology
80 GB Samsung HDD
LG Combo drive
Video card- Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910 Express Chipset Family
Manufaturer- Intel Corporation
Physical Memory( RAM ) = 512 MB FSB 533MHz
LCD 15.5" LG Screen

Initially having WINDOWS XP installed.
to have dual operating system i free 8 GB of space using partion magic.
then tried to install Fedora Core 4 from DVD. But as soon as I press Enter at the boot prompt no graphical interface for setup comes.but a few line are displayed on screen for a while then it stops n nothing occurs. I tried Linux Text mode installtion also but responded the same way.when i tried linux askmethod at the boot prompt then also same response.
it also displayed few error messages to :
could not find valid Radisk image starting at 0
cannot open root device "null"
kernel Panic or something

Plz Help me as soon as possible so that i can install Fedora on my PC.
if fedora core4 is not installing can I install fedora Core 5 or Suse Linux.

Tarun Garg
rainmaker86@gmail.com

Last edited by rainmaker86; 05-24-2006 at 02:56 AM.
 
Old 05-24-2006, 03:12 AM   #2
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You boot from the DVD (or CD1), and you don't even get a "boot:" prompt?
Your install disk is corrupt.

8gig is a little small for FC4 - the DVD is just under 4gig, with compressed files. You are being too cautious.

Reduce windows to 30gig, leaving 50gig of free space.

If windows is ntfs, add a 4gig vfat (fat32) partition, and let windows label this the D: drive. This is for sharing files between the OS's. Do not let windows know about any other partitions.

This gives you 46gig for linux - fedora would like a seperate boot partition and requires a swap partition. Most folk seem to like 1gig for each of those. With the rest as root (ext3), you will have a default FC4 installation.

You will find yourself using linux more and more ... after a while, you will have been running linux so long that windows will seem primitive... you will boot windows back for nostalgia and that odd PC game, but leave with a slight sence of releif. Your windows-head freinds will think you are nuts.
 
Old 05-25-2006, 03:28 AM   #3
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Thanks for replying.
hey I contacted one of the linux experts he told that Fedora Core 4 doesnt support 915 GLVG Intel Motherboard. I get boot prompt successfully but after that when i press enter for beginning installation the initally told error messages are displayed and it stops after some time. n nothing happens after that. Plz help me as soon as possible.

tarun
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Old 05-25-2006, 04:15 AM   #4
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Ah yes, you said:
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could not find valid Radisk image starting at 0
cannot open root device "null"
kernel Panic or something
Try entering "garbage" at the boot: prompt.
 
  


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