My friend has a Dell Inspiron that he got a month ago with win7. It has kept crashing and getting viruses. He says Dell is no help and agreed to have me install Fedora, so I have the computer for a day. He doesn't know any of the computer details. A memtest shows he has 4gb of ram.
I thought the liveCD would give me an option to partition, but it's not showing up upon boot, and the CD is not opening.
dracut Warning: No root device
"live:/dev/disk/by-label/Fedora-16-x86 64-Live-Lxde.iso" found
Dropping to debug shell.
sh: can't access tty: job control turned off
I'm wondering why the liveCD doesn't open, if this could be due to a setting in the bios that I need to change.
From doing this a few previous times, it seems that the same live CD formatted the disk and then made the partitions prior to installing.
One of the guides said a full DVD is better than a liveCD, so I'm going to download the last F16 32 and hope it will work.
The F16 64 that I have was when it first came out a year ago. Maybe it has more bugs but still it should work.
I'd like to get this done by tonight if possible. Any comments and suggestions are much appreciated!
Update: The DVD takes 8 hours and 35 minutes, compared to 1 hour for a liveCD. So much for tonight.