Hi all, this is only my second install of Fedora Core.
I have a Shuttle AK39N, Athlon 2400 I think, 512mbs RAM, a 40 gig Western Digital drive, an Artec 16x DVD burner, and two 160gb Seagate Barracudas. PS/2 keyboard and USB mouse.
Last night I installed I breezed through an install of Fedora Core 3 Test 2, but realized that I had some problems with it (and that it was, in fact, a test release). So today I downloaded the DVD of Core 2, burned it and have been fighting with the install ever since.
The media passes the check at the beginning of the install so I've ruled that possibility out. I'm pretty sure that the hardware is all good (though I'm running memtest86 right this minute - I'm on my laptop) since it successfully installed FC3t2.
Here's what's happening. It freezes at two spots mostly. And I mean a hard freeze... have to push the ol' reset button. One spot that it has frozen at a couple times is the installed Fedora Core screen. The times that it gets past that it has froze CONSISTENTLY when selecting the type of system that I want to install (Personal Desktop / Server / Workstation / Custom). I want to install a Custom set up. Clicking the Next button causes the freeze.
I fdisked the previous partitions so the disks should be bare (it was recognizing the MD Raid 0 device on the two Barracudas before I did that and I just wanted to make sure it was as clean as possible).
So, I'm pretty lost and hoping that someone here can help me out. I will be trying to install with nousb and then noprobe and then both... but having no usb really isn't an option I want to live with.
Thanks in advance (I can't believe what a pain *all* of my experiences with Linux have been: Gentoo, RH9, FC2... thank goodness for my trusty FreeBSD box).