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Re: forced to do text-based F11 install



On Thu, 2009-07-02 at 17:21 -0400, Andre Robatino wrote:
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> My father attempted to do a clean GUI install of F11, using the entire
> drive.  But the window "creating filesystem on /dev/sda1" never finished
> - - we let it run for almost a full day.  Going to VT2 shows an Xorg
> process using over 95% of the CPU.  We tried xdriver=vesa and acpi=off
> with no luck.  A text-based install works, but is extremely stripped
> down with only 179 packages installed.  We figured out how to use
> useradd and passwd to create an ordinary user account, but not how to
> get networking working, or what the easiest way would be to get a list
> of the default list of packages for a GUI install, and how to install
> them.  We couldn't even get X running - we changed the default runlevel
> in /etc/inittab from 3 to 5, but the GUI never comes up after booting,
> just a cursor on a black screen.
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> Since the text-based installer has been stripped down to the point where
> it results in an essentially unusable system, and there appears to be no
> way to use the GUI installer (it's already been reported as bug #505412,
> but no evidence of progress in fixing it) is there a walkthrough
> anywhere on how to make the resulting system usable?
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Since week ago I did a GUI install of F11 from a DVD I guess I believe
that the GUI install works. But maybe not for your hardware. What
hardware do you have and how did you try exactly to do the GUI install.
For example which option did you pick from the boot screen?
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