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Installation Problem with Fedora4

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#1 vito



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Posted 15 September 2005 - 07:21 PM

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 ...

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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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:16 AM



for a solution

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