Fedora Core 3 x86_64 Install

Jonathan Berry berryja at gmail.com
Mon May 23 04:29:02 UTC 2005

On 5/22/05, linux user <linuxusr at cableone.net> wrote:
> > I was able to overcome this problem regarding FC3 x86_64 installation
> > and a buggy x server.
> > 1. First I performed the initial full install.
> > 2. booted into init 3 or single user mode after installation.
> Great.  How can this be done?

At the GRUB boot prompt, press a key to show the menu, then press 'a'
on the Fedora boot line and the type " 3" (space, 3) and press enter
to boot.  I'm not sure how this affects the "first boot" sequence.

> > 3. without initiating the graphic mode performed up2date from root
> > command line.
> Is that it?  Type "up2date" at the prompt in single user mode?

I think you have to run it with an option for no X, or run up2date-nox
I think.  There is also yum which will accomplish the same thing "yum
-y update"  The -y tells it to go ahead and update without prompting
you so you can go away and let it finish.  It will take a while.  If
you can wait, you might just want to wait the couple weeks for FC4 to
come out : ).

A note.  The "buggy x server" must just be a buggy driver for
particular card(s), since my FC3 x86_86 install went just fine and X
worked just fine for me on my nVidia 440 Go.  I have no idea what kind
of support there is for the S3 card you have.  The differences between
i386 and x86_64 that you have noted do seem strange, though.


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