Originally Posted by jefftheriffer
I've tried installing Fedora Core 16 and even 17 beta on a new PC and the installer can only get as far as the point where it prompts for the media test.
I've tested a few linux live CDs and they seem to work fine.
I don't understand whether the FC 16 LiveCD works on your machine. Did you tryi to install FC 16 from it?
The usual suspect in an installation freeze is a problem with video. If you boot from a liveCD or a linux based rescue CD, you can see what Linux thinks your hardware is. The method recommended for discovering the details of a pci video card given here http://www.cyberciti.biz/faq/howto-f...ideo-card-ram/
is to use
And find out that your graphics card info is something like:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2)
Then use the "01:00:0" (I don't know the technical term for what this number is) and lspci to get more details:
lspci -v -s 01:00.0
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Subsystem: ASUSTeK Computer Inc. Device 8354
Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
Memory at c0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
Memory at de000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
I/O ports at bf00 [size=128]
[virtual] Expansion ROM at d0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
Capabilities:  Power Management version 3
Capabilities:  MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
Capabilities:  Express Endpoint, MSI 00
Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
Capabilities:  Virtual Channel
Capabilities:  Power Budgeting <?>
Capabilities:  Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
Kernel driver in use: nouveau
Kernel modules: nouveau
Then search the forum and the web for problems with FC 16 and your particular video card, or post the output here and see if any forum member knows about them.