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Re: FC 5 black screen before install

I should have indicated more clearly that I have tried 'linux text'.
I also tried two other options 'noprobe' and 'skipddc' (I'm not in
front of that machine at the moment and could have that last one
wrong, but it was to inhibit monitor probing).  I have also tried
these options in combination.  They all result in nothing but a black


--On Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:17 PM -0600 "Karl F. Larsen"
<k5di zianet com> wrote:

> sholtz imap d umn edu wrote:
>> I have actually downloaded, sha1sum'ed and burned two sets of discs
>> from two different mirrors.  Disc 1 from both burns results in the
>> black screen.
>> If I enter 'linux mediacheck' at the boot prompt, I also get
>> nothing but the black screen.  Is there another way to do the
>> media check?
>     It sounds now as if the loader can't guess well enough what
> your video card is and your monitor is. So try starting with
> "linux-text" and see if that comes up.
> Karl
>> Steve
>> --On Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:42 PM -0600 Karl Larsen
>> <k5di zianet com> wrote:
>>> fedora-list-bounces redhat com wrote:
>>>> I have downloaded, sha1sum'ed and burned a set of CD install
>>>> discs. After booting from disc 1, I hit <enter> to start a
>>>> graphical install and get a black screen.  I have tried several
>>>> variants of 'linux xxx' at the boot: prompt and all result in
>>>> the black screen.
>>>> I'm running:
>>>> Asus A7V333
>>>> AMD Athlon XP 1800
>>>> 512 MB RAM
>>>> nVidia NV15DDR GeForce2 Ti
>>>> Sony Trinitron Multiscan G400
>>>> Any ideas on getting an install process that I can see executing?
>>>> Thanks!
>>>> Steve
>>>     Did you test your cd-rom's before trying to load? It might be
>>>     a problem in disk 1. I loaded that way no problem.
>>> Karl

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