Problems Installing Fedora Core 2
s.fernandez at albion.co.uk
Thu Jul 8 16:20:02 UTC 2004
Hi I had a lot of the same problems trying to get FC2 working in a dual
boot mode with WinXP. I found setting the HDD's to cable select and
putting the FC2 HDD as the master. To do this plug the HDD as cable
select on the ribbon cable with the black end and the blue end makes it
the slave. Then when you run through the instal grub picks up the
HOWEVER AT THE MOMENT MY XP HDD DOES NOT BOOT FROM GRUB. I THINK IT IS
SOMETHING TO DO WITH CHAINLOADER. But if I disconnect the FC HDD winXP
On 8 Jul 2004, at 17:06, Kris Haight wrote:
> Yes. I just did using ActiveStates MD5SUM program for Windows. They all
> check out.
> -- Kris
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com
>> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces at redhat.com] On Behalf Of
>> vdinenna at comworks.us
>> Sent: Thursday, July 08, 2004 11:53 AM
>> To: For users of Fedora Core releases
>> Subject: Re: Problems Installing Fedora Core 2
>> Have you run a MD5 check on the install discs themselves?
>>> Hello All-
>>> I usually don't join and then immediately post, but these problems
>>> with Fedora are driving me nuts. But I am wonder if anyone here can
>>> The first three are minor problems, then I will get to the big one.
>>> My System Configuration:
>>> AMD Athlon "Thunderbird" 1.2ghz
>>> Asus A7V133 (KT133A Chip) Motherboard
>>> 768MB PC133 RAM
>>> ATI All-In-Wonder 7500
>>> Dell D1226H 19" Monitor
>>> 3Com 3c905x Network Card
>>> Linksys WMP54G "Wireless-G" Network Card
>>> Adaptec AIC-7850 PCI SCSI Card
>>> Promise ATA100 UIDE Controller (on board)
>>> Creative Labs SoundBlaster Live! Value
>>> VIA USB Controller
>>> Samsung SM-352B 52x CDR/RW + DVD Drive
>>> Aopen 32X CDROM Drive
>>> Microsoft Wheel Optical USB Mouse
>>> Dell "Internet" Keyboard USB
>>> HP OfficeJet K80 (connected via USB)
>>> (Yes I have no free slots in my computer!)
>>> Hard Drive Configuration:
>>> (on-board IDE controller)
>>> IDE 1:1 --> Samsung CDR/RW/DVD Drive
>>> IDE 1:2 --> Open
>>> IDE 2:1 --> Aopen 32x CDROM Drive
>>> IDE 2:2 --> Open
>>> (Promise UIDE Controller)
>>> UIDE 1:1 --> Western Digital 80GB Drive
>>> /dev/hde1 --> <swap> - 1024mb - Swap FS
>>> /dev/hde2 --> /boot - 150mb - Ext3
>>> /dev/hde3 --> C:\ (Windows XP) - 60GB - NTFS
>>> /dev/hde4 --> / - 16GB - Ext3
>>> UIDE 1:2 --> IBM DeathStar erm I mean Desktar - 75GB
>> /dev/hdf1 --> D:\
>>> - 75GB - NTFS
>>> UIDE 2:1 --> Maxtor 80GB
>>> /dev/hdg1 --> E:\ - 80GB - NTFS
>>> UIDE 2:2 --> Open
>>> Other System Notes: I have "Plug N Play OS" set to "No" in
>> the BIOS.
>>> (helps with video capturing in Windoze). There is also no way to
>>> 'control' the Promise controller (as you would in the
>> BIOS). It truly
>>> is "plug N pray" and
>>> auto detects my drives as "Ultra DMA 5"
>>> Now on to the problems...
>>> Problem #1
>>> I cannot use a USB to PS/2 Mouse converter with my Microsoft Wheel
>>> Mouse Optical USB. I can only use it as a USB mouse. This is not a
>>> total bad thing, but I like my USB ports free for other things.
>>> Problem #2
>>> Installer does not set the /boot partition as the active parition,
>>> instead it keeps my Windows partition as the active partition. This
>>> would not make grub accessible. Once I was able to change
>> the active
>>> paritition to my /boot partition, I could get the grub
>> loader screen,
>>> and load into Linux and/or Windows XP.
>>> Maybe I have not setup a dual boot system in a while, but I
>> could have
>>> swore that the older redhat installers set the active
>> partition to be
>>> the /boot partition (where applicable). Maybe I am wrong?
>>> Problem #3
>>> I get this message when installing..
>>> "Unable to align partition properly. This probably means
>> that another
>>> partition tool generated an incorrect partition table, because it
>>> didnt have the correct BIOS geometry. It is safe to ignore, but
>>> ignoring may cause
>>> (fixable) problems with boot loaders."
>>> I just ignore it because I did at one point get linux to
>> load, and it
>>> did not effect the boot loader.
>>> Problem #4 (The big one)
>>> Problem: Installer locks up after I select "Custom", then select
>>> "Next" from the installer GUI.
>>> First off, I have to say that I did get it to install at one point
>>> because I used Text mode. However, even after I got it to
>> install, it
>>> locked up on startup.
>>> I can replicate this problem over and over again, and it
>> locks up at
>>> the same exact place. I cannot get past this point.
>>> Things I've Tried:
>>> 1. Installing via text mode. Which works, but now locks up
>> on startup
>>> 2. I've checked the CDs for errors, No problems using Media
>> Check 3.
>>> Ram a Memtest86. Ran this overnight, no issues 4. Manually
>> resized the
>>> hard drive with kernel params. Did not help (nor did
>>> not remove that error message)
>>> 5. Turned off Power Management in BIOS. Did not help.
>>> 6. Passed noapic noalcpic arguments to kernel. Did not help.
>>> 7. Thought maybe it was a heating issue. Took off covers,
>> left it off
>>> overnight and tried again. No Workie.
>>> If it means anything, I can replicate a similar problem
>> when trying to
>>> load Mandrake 10.0. But I've never had a problem with
>> Windows XP, but
>>> then again
>>> it *IS* Windows :)
>>> Any help on these problems (particually #4) is greatly appreciated.
>>> -- Kris
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