Re: Install 17 to a dinosaur

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On Sun, 10 Jun 2012 19:45:37 +0000 (UTC)
Beartooth <beartooth@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> 	I've been trying to install Fedora 17 to an old Dell
> PowerEdge 1420 (which began life as a server, with two drives
> mirroring one another; but that's not so now). The CD drive doesn't
> recognize DVDs; it can't seem to imagine booting from an external USB
> drive that does; trying to run a live CD never even gets to a login
> flash, because it can't imagine a monitor being 1680x1050 -- and
> there's no xorg.conf to edit, afaict. Editing to get it to boot into
> level 3 still gets the error message about the monitor.
> 	Is there a way??

Although the 1420 was introduced in 2004, I wouldn't call it a
dinosaur; it's an x86_64 :D

First of all, try booting with the "xdriver=vesa" argument.
If it doesn't work, try text mode with the "text" argument.

I don't bother with CDs or DVDs myself, I always just use the network
install using the minimal boot.iso image in
the /pub/fedora/linux//releases/17/Fedora/x86_64/os/images/ directory,
which you can burn either to a CD or DVD or to a USB stick.
Jussi Lehtola
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