Weirdness with Fedora/XP upgrade
francis.earl at gmail.com
Sun May 25 13:27:44 UTC 2008
This is a known issue with ATI/Nvidia cards currently. If you have
either, please stick to Fedora 8 for the time being, thank you.
On Fri, 2008-05-23 at 20:01 +0000, Beartooth Sciurivore wrote:
> I had downloaded and burned another DVD, which I thought I would
> try. I put it into a machine which dual-boots, either to one hard drive
> with F8 or rarely to the other, which has XP.
> I ran the test on the disk, and all seemed well. The install
> began, and then suddenly the whole screen went white, and stayed that
> way. When at last I tried to goose it, it wouldn't react to anything, not
> even the power switch held down. I finally pulled the plug.
> It still boots to XP all right. It offers to boot to F8, the
> default, but I didn't check that; maybe I should.
> So I put in the DVD from which I had successfully gotten F9 onto
> three machines, and told XP to reboot.
> It has done the same thing -- gone through the first few steps,
> only to sit there with a blank white screen.
> The monitor is new, a HP w2207h 1680x1050; but the other two PCs
> manage with it, both behind a KVM switch and directly connected. And the
> dual-boot machine is much the newest!
> What could be doing this, and how do I fix it??
> Beartooth Staffwright, Not Quite Clueless Power User
> C5; D4; F8; P3; U7.10; Alpine 1.10, Pan 0.132; Privoxy 3
> Remember I know little (precious little!) of where up is.
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