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I'm trying to install F17 on my laptop (Toshiba A-665 ... 4gigs RAM, nividia gforce GTS350M,core-i7 1.7 GHz processor), but the liveCD boot freezes about 3/4 of the way through ...
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- 01-06-2013 #1
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fedora 17 freezes at loading screen at CD-based installation
I'm trying to install F17 on my laptop (Toshiba A-665 ... 4gigs RAM, nividia gforce GTS350M,core-i7 1.7 GHz processor), but the liveCD boot freezes about 3/4 of the way through the loading icon... EVERY TIME. I've checked the image, the LiveCD (using Fedora 17s own media checker) and re-downloaded / rewritten the ISO about a thousand times now. Conclusion: the ISO is fine, the media is fine. The Fedora live environment just WILL NOT BOOT, i even tried to install other Distros of linux (Ubuntu 12.10, Opensuse 12.2) and both of them gave me the same problem exactly.
I turn on my laptop push F12 to select CD\DVD as boot device Fedora boot options appear hit enter on the first option screen flashes white-ish, little cursor at top left (about 3-5 seconds here) little icon appears on screen, starts filling up ~3/4 of the way through, the icon stops filling At this point the the CD Drive stops spinning, as does the disk-usage light on my laptop. And i can't open the DVD Drive tray, with no response AT ALL. No "could not find this, that, or the other thing" errors. No response at all from the keyboard, I have to hold down the power button to reboot.
I get exactly the same result (with different progress bar) when I select "Trouble Shooting" and then "Boot in something-or-other graphics mode."
please help !!
- 01-06-2013 #2
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