I have been having some trouble installing Fedora onto my computer.
I partitioned my hard drive a while ago, I took 60GB for Xp pro, and left the other 70gb and saved them, planning to install Linux onto that partition.
Today, I downloaded the files, checksummed them all and burned them all to CD's.
I rebooted, changes my boot order and started the installation.
Everything was going great, installation started, I got past selecting which partition I wanted Fedora installed to and everything, the installation started writing files, I believe and then gave me a "serious error, installation cannot continue" and shut down. I turned the computer back on, rebooted into XP and then decided to retry. I then started looking at all the menus at the front Fedora loader, and decided I should try a memtest.
I let memtest86+ run and it got all the way through to 100% pass and then restarted the testing. I therefore hit escape, rebooted and tried to install Fedora again. Now, it hangs everytime at the Keyboard selection screen (I assume this is because this is the first time I tries to either write or pull from the hard drive. It also tells me, after about 5 mins that there is an input/output error with the hard drive.)
Also, now, when I try to boot windows from the hard drive, I get nothing, just a blackscreen after it posts and does everything like normal, just no windows xp loading and everything else.
If anyone has any idea what I could do to get it back up and running I would appreciate it, it seems very hard drive related to me and that should be fairly remediable. My hard drive is fairly new also, so I doubt that it went bad just then.