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Hello, I've been trying to install Linux in the past few days but haven't had much success. I've got a Win XP Pro OS installed on my C drive and ...
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    Question Unable to install Fedora Core 5


    Hello,

    I've been trying to install Linux in the past few days but haven't had much success.

    I've got a Win XP Pro OS installed on my C drive and I have many other logical drives aswell, there are two partitions which are not formatted, I left those for Linux and the swap.

    I've been reading many newbie articles for dual booting linux with windows xp but as I mentioned I haven't been able to.

    When I power up my computer and I insert the DVD which contains the DVD image of Fedora 5, it loads and asks me if I want to install it. I press enter, it then asks me what language, keyboard layout. And then it asks me where I'm going to install it from, and I select "CD Rom" and it says that no drivers have been found for that device, please select your device from list or insert disk driver.

    That is the bit where I get stuck, I'm pretty confused

    My Combo Drive is an LG GSA-H22N

    Also worth mentioning is that before I downloaded Fedora, I used Berry Linux Live CD but the strange thing is that it works on my dad's computer but it wasn't able to work on mine.

    On my PC it booted Berry linux, but it displayed the following message:

    << Loading Modules >>
    << Mounting Berry System >>
    Enabling DMA Acceleration for: hda
    << Mount Failed !! >>

    And that's as far as it went. I got stuck there

    I would like to know if anyone can help me with the Fedora installation.

    Thanking in advance,

    latin_l3oi

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    Hi latin_l30i,

    Welcome to the LinuxForums.

    boot up from Installation DVD and type 'linux all-ide-generic' at boot: prompt.
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    Hi devils_casper,

    I appreciate your suggestion, but it hasn't worked.

    At boot prompt, I type: linux all-ide-generic

    But the same thing happens.

    At the "Installation Method" screen. I select "Local Cdrom".

    And then the following screen pops up:

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------
    ============
    No driver found
    ============

    Unable to find any devices of the type needed for this installation type.

    Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk?

    | Select driver | | Use a driver disk | | Back |

    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    I don't understand it, what driver is it referring to?
    Is it the DVD-RW/CD-RW drive's driver?

    The burner didn't come with a driver on the cd which came with the burner.
    Because Windows automatically detects and installs it.

    Any suggestions and recommendations;

    Greatly appreciated,

    latin_l3oi

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    execute 'linux expert ide=nodma' at boot: prompt. if it doesn't work, post your machine's specs. MotherBoard, Graphics Card and Ram etc.
    It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.
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    Unhappy It didn't work

    Here's my machine specs:

    Intel Core 2 E6600 CPU
    1GB of RAM
    GIGABYTE GA-965P-S3 Motherboard
    NVIDIA GeForce 7300 GT Graphics Card
    LG Combo Drive [GSA-H22N]
    250GB SATA2 Hard Drive [ST3320620AS]

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