Fedora 9 install troubles - big

Ric Moore wayward4now at gmail.com
Wed May 14 04:12:42 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-05-13 at 23:34 +0200, Fluffy The Vampire wrote:
> Hello,
> Today I decided to install Fedora 9 (64-bit) on my system. It wasn't a 
> good experience as it refused to work... Here's my story:
> 1) downloaded the 64bit ISO and burnt it to a dvd
> 2) booted the dvd and the graphical installer never came up. X said it 
> detected my video card correctly (Nvidia Geforce 8800 GTS 360 MB) and 
> then all I got was a black screen. No response anymore, had to reboot.
> 3) rebooted and chose text based install instead. This installed fine 
> with the default partioning Fedora suggested (expect swap - see below) 
> however after installing grub and rebooting grub just hung. I get a 
> black text screen that says GRUB and that's it. No more response whatsoever.
> So I had to reboot with my XP SP3 CD to do a fixmbr to get back to my pc.
> Here's my system:
> - Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 CPU @ 3.00 GHz
> - 8 GB RAM (PC800) @ 333 Mhz bus speed (1:1)
> - GA-965P-DS3P (rev. 2.0) motherboard with i965 chipset
> - Western Digital 150GB 16MB SATA150 10000RPM Raptor (/dev/sda) => 
> Windows XP + /swap (5GB)
> - Maxtor 300GB 16MB SATA150 7200RPM (/dev/sdb) => Fedora 9, /boot 200 MB 
> and / rest of the drive with LVM
> - Western Digital 160GB-YS 16MB SATA300 HD (/dev/sdc) => Windows Vista 
> 64 bit Business
> - Soundblaster X-Fi OEM (but I'm using on-board audio in Linux)
> Funny thing is that during install GRUB didn't recognise Vista and only 
> offered Fedora 9 and XP as possible OS's to boot.
> Oh and FC8 did work on it :/.
> Any ideas what could be causing this and how I should solve this?

Is this an update to F9 or a fresh install?? Ric

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