Installing Fedora Core 3.0 on NEC-E6000-161-DW
Hi, This is lishan again. :shock:
I made a post earlier on with regards to installing Linux Redhat 9.0.
Apologies for the repetition in the specifications as it is my hope that I provide enough technical specifications to aid in the diagnosis of the problem.
Would really appreciate advice on my failed attempt to install Fedora Core 3.0 on my laptop. *sigh*
this is a screen capture of my devices in the computer managenent view under windows device manager.
My hard disk has been reformatted and partition into (some changes :wink: )
C:/ 25 gigabytes (FAT32) - WinXP Pro
D:/ 20 gigabytes NTFS
E:/ 2.2 gigabytes NTFS
10 gigabytes of unused space
I downloaded the whole set of image files from bit-torrent and I have burned the images to the disk. The version I chosen to download was for i386 (correct version for Pentium M?)
I rebooted my laptop and put Fedora Core Version 3.0 (FC-V3) Disk 1 in my combo disk drive.
I chose the GUI installation of FC-V3 by pressing "ENTER" and I did the following configurations and options in my attempt to install the Linux Fedora Core Version 3.0 on my system.
I was unable to choose the "automatic partition" and "use unused space" and thus I proceed to choose "manual partition" to create 2 new partitions for my FC-V3 installation.
I have read in some documentation that only 2 partitions are required for the FC-V3 so I didn't create other partitions in the installation. If the error lies in the way that I have partitioned, feel free to correct :D
new partition : / 3505 MB hda7 ext3
new partition : swap 2000 MB hda8
I choose the following options (just listed down the critical ones :))
- workstation installation
- BootGrub (selected "Other" as default as I wanted my default to be WinXP Pro until I get my Linux Fedora Core Version 3.0 working :D )
- Web, SMTP, SSH, FTP (all checked)
- enabled firewall
- automatic DHCP
- typical installation
I inserted Disk 1,2 and 3 as prompted by the FC-V3 installation process and I was able to reach the "SUCCESSFUL INSTALLATION" dialog box.
As I reboot my computer, I was stucked at this screen and nothing happens at all, the cursor marker "_" just kept blinking and after 10 minutues of waiting, I pressed the power button of my laptop and tried to reboot a few more times but to no avail. The bootup of the Fedora stopped at the same point
Initialising hardware... _
(screen shot of what is seen before the above)
Erm... *sweatdrop* currently me at a loss of what to do. :?
Would really appreciate advice and help to make the installation of Fedora Core work on my laptop. Happy to provide more details if required. :wink:
Or if there are any alternative distros or Linux opsys suitable for a Pentium-M laptop for recommendation, would appreciate the information as well.