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    New boot problem


    im booting a fresh install of fedora core 3 .

    it stops when the white X on the black screen and goes no further .

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    Before you get to the actual installing, did you have it test your CDs to make sure that they are good??? Sounds to me like it is trying to start the GUI installing script but get hung somewhere. Could be your video card too... What is your the spec of your system anyway?

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    pentium 200mhz
    87 megs ram
    soundblaster PnP
    On board video

    and yes i did test my disks

    i just need a command to fix this

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    sound card freaking out

    it freaks out about the sound card like 7 times and then goes to the white X on the black screen

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    YOu could try and take the soundcard out during the install and then add and configure it later?

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    its allready installed on my hard drive. im talking about on the first boot

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    is there a command to not use the sound card on boot?

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    It would help us a lot if you could post what the exact errors are.
    And since it's freezing on X loading, I doubt it's really the soundcard causing the problem here. If you can boot it fine without X, then we'll know for sure.
    As for that, there are two ways I know of, if you can't boot it normally:
    1) If you use Grub as your bootloader, highlight the Linux entry in it before it boots, and press 'e' to edit the boot commands. Go down to the command that starts with 'kernel' and press 'e' again. Go to the end of the line and add (without quotes) "init=3". If that doesn't work, or you want to try something else first, try method #2
    2) Boot the installer CD/DVD like when you installed, execpt on the boot: prompt enter "linux rescue" instead (without quotes).
    Once you're booted, run this command:
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    nano -w /mnt/sysimage/etc/inittab
    Find the line that looks like this:
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    id:5:initdefault:
    and change the 5 to a 3. Then press CTRL+O, Y, CTRL+X, and then enter "exit".
    Then try booting up Linux again, and if you get text log-in screen, we know it's not the soundcard, but a problem with X.

    If you do get the text log-in screen, then post the output of the dmesg command, as well as the contents of /etc/X11/xorg.conf and:
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    grep EE /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    That will help a lot in figuring out what's wrong, and how to fix it.
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