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Hi everyone, I've got a strange boot problem . I have successfully installed (singal boot) FC3 on an old PC, spec is as follows: Gigabyte GA-7ZXR mobo, Athlon 800 GForce ...
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    FC3 Won't boot after installation....sometimes!


    Hi everyone, I've got a strange boot problem . I have successfully installed (singal boot) FC3 on an old PC, spec is as follows:

    Gigabyte GA-7ZXR mobo,
    Athlon 800
    GForce Ti 4400
    Flatron L1710B screen - connected via the digital channel.
    Seagate 10Gb HDD
    CD

    I had no problem with the install and when install complete did a reboot and loged in as root, used the KDE had a quick play - all seemed fine and dandy, logged out, then a shutdown.

    I have just booted up the PC and it got as far as the 'INIT 2.85 booting' then the screen swithed off, the machine didn't re-boot and there was some disk activity (I think).

    I then re-booted, and it wouldn't get pased the BIOS system check.

    Rebooting again and it wouldn't do anything, not even the graphics card info telling me it's got 128Mb!

    I then rebooted and it successfully loaded up and now it's working!

    Could this be an nvidia problem? Anyone shed any light on this??

    Regards

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    nope....1 year since i was on suse and it did that too sometimes....just a bit scarry but it seems to be fine on the next or somethimes a boot or three later...
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    ...update, since I typed that last post I booted Linux - it worked, then I returned to the XP session (switching using a Belkin KVM switch), did some other stuff for 10 minutes then switched back to the Linux session and the display had gone again!! ctrl-alt-del rebooted it, but again it wouln't get past the "INIT 2.85 booting" before the diplay switched off.


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