Fedora 18 Installation Hell...
So this weekend I was given an old desktop that I figured I'd turn into a linux box running Fedora. This process is nothing new to me as I've done it more times that I can count in the past. The issue that I'm having is that after I get the OS loaded from the LIVE Dvd the OS will not boot.
The System is a Gateway GM5091E (specs can be found here h t t p://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009065/1009065sp3.shtml). The first couple of installs I was trying the x84_64 distro of Fedora 18. The live disc loads up just fine and the installer finishes the process, but when it goes to boot GRUB I get just a blinking cursor in the upper left corner of the screen.
So I thought since EM64T chip set was an ass old 64bit processor that I'd trying the 32 bit installer and see what happens. The only problem is the 32bit LIVE cd loads up and I got through the installer process, but when I go to boot the system the first time GRUB never comes up (even though it has been installed to the hard disk in question).
Any ideas as to why it appears to be impossible to get Fedora 18 (and one attempt with Fedora 17) to support a system with an EM64T processor?