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Old 6th August 2005, 04:09 PM
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it's like the matrix...

Hi,
boy is this stuff hard. After installing FC4 onto a clean second hdd2 (the frst has XP pro on it) all I se when booting is a stream of apparrently random characters leading nowhere.

haven't seen this reported here must problems seem to be around hanging boots.

FYI the installation DVD passes the test and I've tried installing frub on the MBR and /boot sectors with the same result.

AMD system well spec'd


it's like the matrix but much less entertaining

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Old 6th August 2005, 04:18 PM
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Hahah! I like your take on it. First --did you install to the first drive or second? I have my Windows install on the second and GRUB on the MBR of the first, so everything is fine. If there's a lot invested in your Windows side, it's probably a good idea to back up the Docs and Settings of users as well as anything else you've got. If they're both fresh installs, I'd just wipe the disks clean and install Fedora first. Also, if you want to be able to read/write to the XP drive in case of emergency (read: malware), use FAT32 instead of NTFS. NTFS is currently read-only for Linux, and requires extra software.
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Old 6th August 2005, 04:19 PM
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boot off the DVD
type linux rescue at the prompt
answer the questions
at the prompt type
chroot /mnt/sysimage
type ls
is there a /boot directory?
you can also try cat /etc/grub.conf

this will show the contents of the file
note the section
Quote:
# grub.conf generated by anaconda
#
# Note that you do not have to rerun grub after making changes to this file
# NOTICE: You have a /boot partition. This means that
# all kernel and initrd paths are relative to /boot/, eg.
# root (hd0,5)
# kernel /vmlinuz-version ro root=/dev/hda7
# initrd /initrd-version.img
#boot=/dev/hda
default=0
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Old 6th August 2005, 04:57 PM
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wouldn't happen to be an AMD 64 chipperz would it? i've heard horrer stories about them and FC
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Old 6th August 2005, 07:11 PM
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Well I've windows on hda and am attempting Fedora on hdc
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Old 6th August 2005, 07:13 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ArcAiN6
wouldn't happen to be an AMD 64 chipperz would it? i've heard horrer stories about them and FC
No unfortunately, 32bit
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Old 6th August 2005, 07:18 PM
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ls shows I've - bin etc modules proc sbin sys usr
and -
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Old 6th August 2005, 07:18 PM
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ls shows I've - bin etc modules proc sbin sys usr
and -
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Old 6th August 2005, 07:19 PM
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dev init mnt oldtmp root selinux tmp var
and not anything else
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