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Old 11-09-2004, 07:05 AM   #1
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Angry problem installing linux

i am new to linux and i am unable to install linux (Except 7.1) in my system .....i tried with bootable floppy. Anaconda installer is not getting started

i tried to install linux 7.2 , 9.0 and 10(Fedora Core)

i have changed many CDs and many bootable floppys still i am unable to install .....the problem is there is no activity of anaconda installer

please healp me to getrid of this situation ..........
Old 11-09-2004, 08:29 AM   #2
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The most usual explanation for an install that just won't run is that you have a unreadable (badly burnt) CD to install from.

There are various other options that can cause problems; most installers provide a safe mode that turns off DMA, high-resolution graphics and so on.

However, if you're new to Linux then I doubt that you want to be using Fedora. It's a great distribution, but it is aimed at getting high-performance rather than being overly user-friendly.

I recommend trying a different distribution such as Mandrake (, Debian (, Gentoo ( or SuSE (
Old 11-09-2004, 09:42 PM   #3
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Angry cds are working fine

the cds i am using for installation are working fine in other computers ......but not in my computer ...will there be any problem with the hardware ...

configuration is :

P3 605 MHZ
Mercury 810 mother board
256 MD (128x@2) SD RAM
20 GB Samsung 5200 rpm HDD
LC cd writer 24x
Microsoft OPtical Mouse USB
TVS Key board

During the first step of installation all of my hardware is getting detected ....the where is the problem .........
Old 11-09-2004, 10:12 PM   #4
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Did you check the hardware compatibility list (HCL) ???

Next logical thing would be to cd-check that comes before the actual installation, if that doesn't work out try a different cd-rom device.


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