This is definitely a 64-bit machine from what I can tell by googling the model. You might actually want to try the install DVD instead of the live CD. It'll take longer to download but it doesn't try and load a desktop environment for the install process. I've never had issues with the DVD booting even when the live CD had problems. The other advantage is that if you check the checkboxes next to the repositories to enable them during install, it'll go ahead and download updated packages during the install. So you might end up with newer package versions that would solve some of the issues you'd otherwise have. Just an idea.
I actually had this exactly issue the other day with my roommate's laptop. The live CD just crashed when it tried to load the desktop, but the netinstall CD worked perfectly. It also booted straight into F17 without issue once it was installed. Go figure.
The Core i5 based pavilions have what can only be called lame BIOS. At the boot screen hit <TAB> then add this to the end of the line.
This should cure the no video problem. If this works then after installing Fedora modify /etc/default/grub adding the above to the "GRUB_CMDLINE_LINUX=" line, ensuring that they are inside the double quotes. Save the file then run, as root -
grub2-mkconfig -o /boot/grub2/grub.cfg
This works for all distros not just Fedora.
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Last edited by lamegaptop; 16th August 2012 at 02:16 AM.
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