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Re: forced to do text-based F11 install



On Fri, 2009-07-03 at 10:11 -0400, Andre Robatino wrote:
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> On 07/03/2009 04:59 AM, Aaron Konstam wrote:
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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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> It's a machine that has successfully used the GUI install for all recent
> versions of Fedora before F11.  It has an AMD Duron CPU, 512 MB RAM, 40
> GB HDD.  I myself did a successful GUI F11 install on a machine with a
> much slower CPU and half the RAM, so that's probably not it.  We used
> the default option, but tried adding "xdriver=vesa" and "acpi=off" with
> no luck.  The GUI in anaconda works fine right up to the point where the
> "creating filesystem on /dev/sda1" window starts and Xorg starts using
> ~95% of the CPU.  We let it run for almost a day with no progress, so
> it's not just slow.  It normally should complete in less than a minute.
>  We are attempting a clean install using the entire drive, the simplest
> possible case.  All choices on the previous pages are the defaults.
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OK, let me admit it I was having the same problem with the F11 DVD. I
cleaned the DVD with alcohol and it worked fine. This is especially
important if you got the DVD from Cheap-bytes. It can't hurt. Try to
clean the DVD.


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