Fedora Core 3 not running on new PC
From: ezjab (ezjab_at_ieee.org)
Date: Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:26:54 GMT
When I try to boot up Fedora Core 3 on my PC, it hands during
the boot. I received a suggestion that I boot up with Knoppix
to help resolve driver problems. This worked ok and I now
have Knoppix running on the PC. I would now like to go back
and resolve the Fedora Core 3 issues, but I'm not sure what
to do next. It looks like there are driver issues, but I'm
not sure which driver is causing the problem, nor how to
load the correct driver since the machine is hanging at
For background information, relevant information from
my previous posts follow.
Since my last post on this subject I have done the following:
Taken out the PCI ethernet card on my PC. When I
rebooted knoppix 3.7, I was able to get my ethernet
port working. So that probelm is taken care of.
Thank you, Mark South!!
I tried booting in expert mode as was recommended with
the purpose of turning on drivers one by one. I'm
not sure what this means. In expert mode, there were
a number or prompts asking if I wanted to configure
the keyboard, mouse, etc. I answered 'n' to all
the prompts and the PC came up fine. I'm not sure
what if anything I learn from this that will help
me resolve my Fedora Core 3 problems.
On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 19:13:53 +0000, ezjab wrote:
>> I'm copying a previous post and the response at the end of this post.
>> I followed the suggestion from Mark South and have run Knoppix 3.7
>> on my PC. Things are more or less running fine (I have not gotten the
>> ethernet to work yet).
So the hardware is mostly OK. Good sign.
>> Regarding the ethernet, I took a quick look and on Knoppix,
>> there is not 'connection' for the ethernet, nor is the route
>> table filled in as yet. In KDE, I tried to add a connection,
>> but I could not see a way to do it. I did check the devices
>> and both ethernet devices (one on board the motherboard and
>> one on an ethernet PCI card) can be seen.
Hmm. Every time I've run Knoppix (or Morphix or Damn Small) on a machine
with a working Ethernet connection to a cable or DSL modem, I have been
able to open a browser and go straight to the site of my choice.
What happens if you pull the PCI card and run Knoppix? Or could you
disable the onboard card through the BIOS?
>> My primary purpose for posting is that
>> I would like to get Fedora Core 3 running, but I'm not sure
>> what the next step is. Are there any suggestions?
As I said last time, try booting Knoppix in expert mode and turning on
drivers one by one. Something inside your machine is conflicting with
Don't give up and hit it with a hammer until we tell you to, OK?
-- Mark South: World Citizen, Net Denizen