I just recently switched back to Linux and decided to go with Fedora since I already have experience with it. Anyways, I downloaded the x86-64 DVD iso, burned and installed it. I set the install up for a dual-boot with WinXP. Everything seemed to go perfectly fine, as I have configured RedHat/Fedora dual-boot systems many times before.
After the installation completed, I rebooted as asked and launched Linux. Everything runs smoothly until Fedora probes for new hardware at boot. For some strange reason it immediately freezes. I then disabled hardware probing at boot and boot continued all the way until it froze on "starting first-time boot configuration." I then disabled firstboot and luckly made it into X.
Unfortunately, none of my hardware was detected, and Linux wasn't set up properly because of it. I've searched around on Google seeing if anyone else has had this problem and indeed they have. But it seems that no one has found a fix, at least at the forums I checked. Anyone have any idea why on earth it's doing this?
I figured it may have had something to do with it being a 64 bit version, but I'm not entirely sure that is the case. And seeing as I don't have that many spare CD-R's and DVD-R's lying around, I would rather not waste them on something that won't work. I think it may also have something to do with my ATI x850 Pro, seeing as some of the other people I've found with the same problem have that graphics card. I'm still not entirely sure.
I really need some help since I have no idea what's going on. If I can't get Fedora to work, I'm going to be forced to switch to another distro, such as Ubuntu or Debian. I would rather not have to do that since all my Linux experience is in RedHat/Fedora. Thanks for reading and I hope someone can help soon!