Older machine, Install-DVD doesnt boot

Nifty Fedora Mitch niftyfedora at niftyegg.com
Mon Jul 28 23:28:28 UTC 2008

On Tue, Jul 29, 2008 at 01:05:43AM +0200, chris wrote:
> > > > Did you try to install using text install? That's usually the safe way
> > > > to go when installing to older machines. I installed CentOS to "Mom's
> > > > Machine", an older P3 with crap for a video card and the darn thing
> > > > installed using graphical mode, so I was pleasantly surprised! FC7
> > > > wouldn't make the same trip though. 
> > > > 
> > > > Best not to top post in these parts! Thanks, Ric
> > > 
> > > Question... DVD or CDROM?
> > Try both and see which one works in the end.  If I were you I would start with the DVD first, if it for some reson fails, I would try then the CD.  
> > > 
> > > Also try adding "acpi=off" and some of
> > > the kernel flags...
> > > 
> > >    http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/KernelCommonProblems
> > > 
> > > see the Crashes/Hangs  section.
> Thank you guys.
> It'll take me some time now, to get an text-mode-install-cd/dvd, try
> (seems like some more times) to install and get it going...
> By the way, which is the command to setup an pppoe-configuration? For
> the case, I'll get things working... :-)

The install disk will permit either text or graphical.
Read the startup prompt...  I think you need to type "linux text"
Same disk just pass in some hints...`   
	linux text
	linux rescue

Also some 'older' systems DVD does not play well so I keep CDROMs handy.
Note check to see if the drive is a DVD or CDROM (i.e. double check the
hardware).   I tend to burn both DVDs and CDROMs in the first couple
weeks of a distro release because I commonly get stuck working on some
old system that does not have a DVD reader.   When you said "old system"
I naturally reached for a set of CDROMs in my mind.

	T o m  M i t c h e l l 
	Looking for a place to hang my hat.

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