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RE: Help with installation.



You will want to look at a couple of things actually...

1. does your 40GIG drive have a 1/2 capacity jumper, and if so is it enabled ( that would account for 20 out of 40 gigs being recognized )

2. your super7 board probably needs an update, find out who made your board and go to their respected site and look for a bios update. You can get the exact bios revision from the boot bios string that "should" appear at the bottom of the screen during the post screen (mostly before p4 board, some intel p3 boards donât have that. But you have a super7 board,..IE k6-200)


as for your system detected issues, it might have something to do with the cpu's MHZ that was detected. I "THINK" FC 2 + can detect how fast the cpu is during install, and will halt on older systems. Though I NEVER seen this, even with an install on a p133.

IF that is the case, look into your systems FASTEST supported cpu, typically for older super7 boards I think itâs a k6-350 ( with a multiplier mod on some older biostar boards ) I know you can pocket a k6 2-450 for about 30 bucks from a used computer store, or 20 shipped from Ebay.com.

I donât have any hdd's that are less then 20 gigs these days, so I cannot confirm whether or not FC3 can install on a drive less then 6.4gigs. you might want to consider dropping the smaller drive OR using it as a data dump drive just so it doesnât go to waist.


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-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Kam Leo
Sent: Thursday, December 30, 2004 12:22 AM
To: For users of Fedora Core releases
Subject: Re: Help with installation.

Many patched BIOSs are available here:
http://web.inter.nl.net/hcc/J.Steunebrink/k6plus.htm#patched

They're free. Use at your own risk. Use the BIOS flash utility from
your motherboard manufacturer and your systems will be useable for a
few more years.



On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 16:42:03 +1000, Michael D. Setzer II
<mikes kuentos guam net> wrote:
> In addition to the other reply. I've recently installed FC3 on two K6 2
> 300Mhz machine with 192MB ram and 256MB.  Tried to use a 3GB
> drive, but wasn't enough space for the workstartion install, so was
> able to get it with a 5GB drive. You might want to try switching the
> 40GB drive as the master, if not a problem
> 
> You might also what to look at the bug report, it has an update that
> deals with hard drive setups. It includes an update to the disk setup.
> 
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=138419
> 
> On 30 Dec 2004 at 16:46, Simon Slater wrote:
> 
> >
> > Being a newbie to Linux, I am attempting to install Fedora from CDâs supplied with ht book ÅOfficial
> > Fedora Companion onto an AMD K6/200 with 256MB RAM; 1x2.1GB and 1x40GB (only 20GB of
> > which is recognized). I am encountering 2 error messages:
> > 
> > *   Å/dev/hdb is inconsistent Â. Linux detected BIOS geometry incorrectly  Using LBA is
> >     recommended. Both hard drives are in BIOS as LBA.
> >
> >
> > *   ÅYou are trying to install on a machine which is not supported by this release of Fedora
> >     CoreÂ
> >
> >
> > These CDâs installed successfully onto a PII with 64MB RAM, but ran slowly. Are these
> > messages related, or is the AMD platform a problem? Where should I go from here?
> >
> > Simon
> >
> >
> 
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