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Re: Problems installing FC4 on Dell Optiplex GX620



On Sun, 2006-03-19 at 13:52 -0500, Bruce Keats wrote:
> I have been watching this discussion, but I do not find it helpful in
> solving my problem.
>  
> I did manage to finally install FC4 on Friday.  Originally, I was
> trying to install the x86_64 CDs without any success, with the SATA
> controller set in either "normal" or "combined" mode.  I did manage to
> get FC3 installed with the SATA controller set to "combined".  Late
> Friday, I set the SATA controller to "normal" mode and tried the
> normal i386 install CDs (instead of the x86_64 CDs) and everything
> went OK.
>  
> I am not sure what the particular recipe is for these Dell Optiplex
> GX620's, but I will try and figure out a recipe.  It seems to me that
> you may need a Linux partition on the drive first.  I vaguely remember
> seeing a post about this in one of my Google searches.  These boxes
> arrived from Dell with Windows XP pro already installed.  It could
> also be problem with the SATA controller on the x86_64 CDs.  Since I
> have a number of these Dell's kicking around, I will try some
> different combinations to determine what the recipe is.
>  
> I will post my results in a day or so.
>  
> Bruce
> 
>  
> On 3/19/06, Anthony Messina <amessina messinet com> wrote: 
>         <snip>
>         ... long and unrelated but somewhat interesting discussion ...
>         </snip>
>         
>         gentlemen, have we helped the original poster with his
>         question/issue? 
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sorry - got sidetracked ;-)

as for OP - recognize that 'in a day or so', we will see the release of
FC-5 which has a new kernel and support for a different if not wider
variety of hardware which may or may not be of issue to your using the
FC-4 installation disks.

Craig



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