Alright, so I finally got around to installing FC5. I'm still a noob to Linux, but here's the problem I'm currently experiencing. Ok, so I reformated Windows XP. I installed it on a 115GB partition (I have a 250GB HD, the rest is for FC5). Windows XP installed successfully (in fact, I'm posting from it right now
). I put all 5 FC5 ISO's on 5 discs (1 ISO for each CD). I have the x86_64 ISO's since I have an AMD Athlon64 3500+. I put the disc in and install it on the remaining space. It installs perfectly fine with no problems. Then I reboot and get to the first boot sequence. It goes perfectly fine until I get to my soundcard information. Right after my soundcard information displays, the entire screen freezes and the pointer changes into a small rectangle. I can't move the pointer or press any keys. I waited about 15 minutes cause I thought it was just part of the installation, but nothing happened. I rebooted and tried again (maybe it was just a lottery chance of the Linux kernel messing up I thought), but still, the same thing happens again. I have a VIA '97 Audio soundcard that's integrated into the motherboard.
Does anybody know why it freezes? Is there something wrong with my soundcard? Did I install something incorrectly? I followed the noob guide on this forum. Again, I have a 64 bit processor and the 64 bit ISO's, so there shouldn't be a conflict there. Is there something wrong with my partitions? Please post right away because I don't want to be using Windows XP (only for games, really). Thanks.