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Oh great and knoledgable Linux gurus, I beg of you to help me! OK, so I'm going to make a long story short. Installed Windows XP SP2 on IDE channel ...
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    Major Installation Issues!


    Oh great and knoledgable Linux gurus, I beg of you to help me!

    OK, so I'm going to make a long story short.

    Installed Windows XP SP2 on IDE channel one, master (120GB NTFS)
    Installed SLED 10.1 64-bit on IDE channel one, slave. (30GB EXT3)
    Have DVD-ROM as IDE channel two, master
    Have file storage FAT32 hard drive as IDE channel two, slave.

    - SLED 10.1's broken Yast crap ticked me off, so I installed SLED 10 32-bit over it.
    - Ran the updates and it upgraded to 10.1 and was the definition of FUBAR.
    - Installed Kubuntu, and I hate it.
    - Tried to install Fedora Core 5. I can get as far as pressing Enter to install, and I get this.
    - Tried to install Mandriva and also only got as far as "Press Enter to Install." Mandriva's Errors...

    Have updated MoBo BIOS.

    Shite ECS RX480-A Mobo
    939 AMD Athlon 64 3200+
    1GB DDR 400 RAM
    ATI Radeon X1600XT

    Help!

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    So what exactly is your issue? Are you trying to troubleshoot the FC5 & Mandriva installs?

    I am assuming both suse & kubuntu installed without problems - so your hardware is all set up correctly.

    Also, I have heard numerous poor reviews of kubuntu. If you don't mind Gnome, maybe Ubuntu would function more to your liking,
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    I forgot about this post. I was trying to trouble shoot why Fedora and Mandriva would not install. I figured it out though.

    1) Turns out that they dont like 40 conductor IDE cables. Go figure.

    2) Yes SuSE and Kubuntu installed perfectly

    3) I hate Gnome.

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    heh - I don't care much for Gnome either =)

    Glad to hear you have everything sorted out.
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    I wouldn't say that everything is sorted out, but I got it installed for sure.

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