Booting F7 Installation DVD

Karl Larsen k5di at
Sat Jun 30 19:53:42 UTC 2007

Dave Cross wrote:
> On 6/30/07, Karl Larsen <k5di at> wrote:
>> Dave Cross wrote:
>> > I have a Philips Freevents X51 laptop and I'm having real problems
>> > getting the F7 installation DVD to boot.
>> >
>> > It boots to the initial screen, where you press "enter" to start the.
>> > installation, but at that point it seems that the keyboard is
>> > unrecognised. Pressing any key has no effect at all.
>>     I think where you are in the loading you don't need any keys.
> I think you're wrong. I think you may be misunderstanding how soon in
> the process I see the problem. This is the initial text screen. Where
> it says "press [enter] to continue".
>> Tell me if your mouse works and can you click on the thing in the far 
>> left
>> bottom? It takes a long time to go on but just be patient.
> As I understand it, there's no mouse driver loaded at this point.
> There's certainly no mouse pointer visible. And I wouldn't expect to
> see one.
> Dave...
Hi Dave, well your saying it is stopping before you see a pointer on 
your screen. That makes me think now that the loader thinks you have too 
little RAM to load in the usual way. You have few choices then. I think 
if FC6 loaded fine your better to get that back running.


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