Long time been gone
- From: Michael Soibelman <no-one@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Mon, 04 May 2009 12:44:57 -0700
Hello group. It's been many years since I was a RedHat user (6.0) and so
I've forgotten how to do a few things. As I am trying to install a certain
application (Compiere ERP/CRM) and the tutorial I'm trying to follow is
written for Fedora 10 I thought I'd install this (Fedora10). I got a used
box from a friend recently and installed openSUSE-11.1. As the computer is
an old DEll® it needed me to run sax2 in runlevel 3 to get the graphics
right and do the gui install. In 11.1 I just hit 'crtl+alt+F3' to get to a
text prompt (virtual terminal)and change runlevel and run sax2. But in
Fedora 10 I'm not sure how to do this ?? If I just try to do the install
it gets to the first couple of screens where I input the hostname/domain
but then it freezes. Also the screens are not quite right. If I move the
mouse over the input box then they 'clear up' but otherwise I can't read
them. So I 'believe' there is a xorg.conf problem but I'm just guessing.
That's why I want to run sax2 at the beginning of the install. I tried
passing the option 'vga=0x35' <--(if I remember that correctly) and the
install 'started in text mode. There was tux in the upper left corner and
white text over a black background. I thought that would work but after a
while it got back to the gui configuration and led to the same point at
which it had stopped....
Now the next thing I thought I'd try was this. Since I had openSUSE-11.1
installed already I installed VirtualBox® and created a VM upon which I
started the Fedora 10 installation.. This time it worked !!! I got all
the way to the package selection dialog and the gui interface worked fine.
So it seems the virtual install works but the 'hardware' install doesn't.
This indicates that I ought to be able to install directly but I need to do
something differently... I don't want to run virtualized as the computer
only has 512 MB of ram which I have to split with the guest and native OS.
Too slow for the application I'm going to run.
How do I install Fedora 10 on this Dell Dimension 2400 ??
I stopped the install on the virtual machine but I'll do that if it's the
only way to run Fedora but this seems to not be necessary. Help me do a
native install so I can utilize Fedora at 100% (take over the whole disk)..
P.S. After I get this worked out I'm going to install Fedora 10 on an old
Compaq® Presario 7000. But that's another issue for later this week.
Thanx in advance,
P.S. #2 Sorry for the long post.
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