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Installation Problem with Fedora4

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Dear Friends,

 

now I am trying to install Fedora4 but anaconda stops very soon.

 

My Hardware:

Dell Dimension 8400

Chipset Intel 925X Express ICH6-R

Intel Pentium 4 540 HT 3.20 GHZ

1 GB Memory

1 SATA HardDrive 160 GB

256MB nVidia GeForce 6800

My Software:

WindowsXP SP2

Fedora FC3

 

I work satisfactorily with both OSs.

(By the way,I installed and re-installed Fedora3 in graphic mode

many times: no problem at all)

 

Now I try to install Fedora4.

 

1. In graphic mode (no options):

 

The installer tells me:

Probing video card: NVIDIA Unknown (generic) (see below ***)

Probing for monitor type: Unknown monitor

Probing for mouse type: Generic 3 buttons mouse (PS/2)

Attempting to start native X server

Waiting for X server to start ...

1..2..

 

At this point the screen goes blank (i.e. black) for about 10 seconds

then a bad video appears (pale colors, reticular), then a big "Fedora" title over it, then all stops and hangs

 

2. Then I tried booting "linux text"

 

The installation went well, all packages were installed (everything),

but when tried to reboot, again the screen got lost and the system stopped

 

3. I tried "linux resolution=xxxxx" but the results were similar to those of case 1 above

 

4. Unsuccessful also the attempts "linux noprobe" "linux nofb nousb"

 

I bought two different magazines with two different Fedora 4 DVDs: both show the same behaviour.

 

What can I do? I didn't find in the Web (until now) a complaint

about a problem like this.

 

Vito Di Blas

e-mail: vitodiblas@iol.it

 

(***) Here the installer of Fedora3 writes:

Probing video card: VESA driver (generic)

 

 

 

 

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