Re: problem installing Fedora 8
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Rick Stevens wrote: >Have you tried looking at the other consoles (ALT-F2, ALT-F3, ALT-F4) to >see if there's some specific error when it croaks?Thanks for the suggestion, Rick. I was unaware of these. I have checked them and found messages to the effect that the processor is not supported. These actually referenced a processor later than my K6.
I then did some googling and found that apparently the first release ofFedora 8 did have a problem with AMD processors. This was apparently fixed in what some sites refer to as "respins", but they don't seem to be available at this time.
I went ahead and ordered a copy of CentOS and am mainly counting on that. However I also bought an intel-based pentium system at the local NearlyNew store thinking that perhaps I could install Fedora 8 on that. I had to blow away a broken XP system (I now have perhaps the hottest MS-DOS box around) and I am getting farther into the install before problems crop up, but so far there have been problems. The CDs pass the media test, but they always seem to fail somewhere in the install itself with "probably invalid media". Perhaps the CD drive needs cleaning, or perhaps the hard disk is flakey - I just haven't had a chance to check in any detail.
I haven't totally given up on F 8 but as I said I am waiting for CentOS(which sounds like the system for me - I want something reasonably up-to-date but not necessarily leading-edge).
Is it possible to copy the CD images to another computer on the networkand then start the install from the target machine referencing the network as a source for the images ? I do have a network, but nothing fancy (though I think the "new" pentium computer has a cdrw drive).
Man, I hope you don't live anywhere near those brush fires! I know there are lots of folks hurting and I hope you aren't among them!
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