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Re: I give up on x86-64, its too busted.



On Sunday 16 April 2006 13:08, LeRoy H. Maxwell III wrote:
>Running FC5 x86_64 here on a Turion ML-34 HP-L2000cu w/synaptics
> touchpad
>
>Installed perfectly 1st time no command line or other boot options
> required, used partitionmagic to partition out the disk, (ie: shrink
> the winxp partition) I even have the broadcomm onboard wireless up
> and going, only one thing left to fix the fglrx drivers for the 200m
> igp
>
On an HP Pavilion dv5320us laptop?  Obviously theres a lot of diff 
between yours and mine.


>So not exactly sure what is causing all of your problems.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: fedora-list-bounces redhat com
> [mailto:fedora-list-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Gene Heskett
>Sent: Sunday, April 16, 2006 7:03 AM
>To: For users of Fedora Core releases
>Subject: I give up on x86-64, its too busted.
>
>Greetings;
>
>What in hell does it take to actually install the x86-64 version of
> FC5 on an hp lappy?
>
>I go thru the disk partitioning several times, finally manageing to
>convince ntfs that it only can use 30GB of the disk.  Then it takes a
>chant like some black magic spell (linux noapic noapci irqpoll
>pci=assign-busses lapic) to even get it to boot, and test, the install
>dvd.  The media test was successfull FWIW, apparently not much.
>
>I get thru the prelims ok, but fighting with a synaptics touch pad
> with a gain of about 70 million (1/4" of motion is off-screen in any
> direction, any touch is a double-tap unless holding the left button
> down already), and checkmark the other two boxes on the what do I
> install screen, click ok and go take a nap.  10 minutes later I
> decide its time for a bowl of cherrios & when I get back in here, the
> screen is telling me the media is bad or we have a bug.
>
>It cannot open the file 'setup-2.5.49-1.noarch'!  Now as thats a
> pretty important file for the whole install process, I don't find
> this at all encouraging.  Upsetting even...
>
>So what am I supposed to do here folks, install the i386 version? 
> Thats NOT what I bought an amd64 equipt box for.  And I've got about
> another 10 days to sort this, load it up and drive 1000 miles for a
> couple of months.
>
>--
>Cheers, Gene
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Cheers, Gene
People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word
'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's
stupid bounce rules.  I do use spamassassin too. :-)
Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above
message by Gene Heskett are:
Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.


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