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Old 7th June 2008, 06:37 AM
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Problem with Fedora 9 installation

hi,

i downloaded fedora i386-DVD.iso full version, burned in DVD and boot. able to boot.
but the process stopped or will be iddle, in middle of installation. im installing in Pentium4, new hardisk.

please help.
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Old 7th June 2008, 06:56 AM
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a couple things to consider:
1) how much memory do you have? Every installation I've done hangs if I have less than 1g ram.
2) try burning another disk or even downloading the iso again and burning.

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Old 7th June 2008, 07:01 AM
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I've a lot of questions,
1) did you partition your hard drive to make room for Fedora?
2) were the partitions the right kind?
3) did you let Fedora do the partitioning?
4) did you know that sometimes the metric will show no progress when the system is installing 'huge' programs like Gnome and KDE?
It takes a lot of time to get 4.3 GigaBytes installed.
Sometimes, it only needs patience. Lots and lots of patience.
Listen to your computer, if it hasn't cycled the hard drive in 10 to 20 minutes, then you have a problem.
Hit the 'ctrl' + 'alt' + 'F1' keys at the same time ( actually in the order posted) and hold them down.

as so:

hit the 'ctrl' key and hold it down, then the 'alt' key and hold both down,and then the F1 key so all three are down. Then let them up, all at once. Then read the messages shown. Write them down and post them here. If there is a problem, and not the usual lag time from converting from NTFS to a Linux File system, we can help you better.
Bill
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Old 7th June 2008, 07:01 AM
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I have burned couple of dics. same problem. and redownload the iso.
the ram is 1gb. i will try the installation after add another 512mb.
is that sufficient?
thank you david
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Old 7th June 2008, 07:05 AM
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How did you burn the discs? as .iso images? With what program? Does it have the ability to check that what was burned is equivalent to the input?
Just asking.
Bill
edit: did you check the sha1sum? this ensures that you have a good copy.
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Old 7th June 2008, 07:09 AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by b_martinez
I've a lot of questions,
1) did you partition your hard drive to make room for Fedora?
2) were the partitions the right kind?
3) did you let Fedora do the partitioning?
4) did you know that sometimes the metric will show no progress when the system is installing 'huge' programs like Gnome and KDE?
It takes a lot of time to get 4.3 GigaBytes installed.
Sometimes, it only needs patience. Lots and lots of patience.
Listen to your computer, if it hasn't cycled the hard drive in 10 to 20 minutes, then you have a problem.
Hit the 'ctrl' + 'alt' + 'F1' keys at the same time ( actually in the order posted) and hold them down.

as so:

hit the 'ctrl' key and hold it down, then the 'alt' key and hold both down,and then the F1 key so all three are down. Then let them up, all at once. Then read the messages shown. Write them down and post them here. If there is a problem, and not the usual lag time from converting from NTFS to a Linux File system, we can help you better.
Bill

hi,

i let fedora do the partition since im going to use the machine for fedora only. i know that installing huge program take a lot of time, but i dint know the DVD-rom, and hardisk will be iddle( The led is not blinking)..

however i will be patient and will keep on trying few more times..and let u all know...

thank you...
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Old 7th June 2008, 07:13 AM
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burned iso using Nero express, i have checked the sha1hum its a valid. im running the installation again.
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Old 7th June 2008, 07:48 AM
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Using the 'ctrl'+'alt+F1 or F2 keys will let you see the messages as they pop up. This way you can see a message about what the system is trying to do.
Bill
p.s. Good Luck
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