Installation of Fedora 9, 10, and ubuntu 8.10 freeze
newbie here, just built a computer and wanted to try out some linux.
First off I burned the Fedora 10 x86_64 disk image (using disk utility on my mac at 4x speed then verified it) to a dvd. I start the install. "x startup fails to load, falling back to text mode" comes up. I use the text install then. It gets to the actual installation of the different packages then a black screen shows up with white text that's highlighted red (sometimes it's blue). It then freezes and I reboot. Sometimes it freezes at different points and with different messages, but the description above is what happens most often.
I try writing it at 1x speed and verifying. same thing.
I try the Live CD. It freezes.
Then I tried Fedora 9. same thing.
Next I go to Ubuntu 8.10
I try the regular install, but the orange loading bar freezes.
I try the Live CD-like install. It runs!...
but when i go to install, when it gets to the partitioning part, it freezes and becomes unresponsive.
Each time it froze I let it sit for about 10 minutes, just to make sure it is in fact frozen. I've tried these installs numerous times. Any ideas on what's wrong?
Thanks in advance!