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Re: FC 5 black screen before install



Karl:

I am currently running FC 3.

--On Monday, May 01, 2006 6:02 AM -0600 "Karl F. Larsen"
<k5di zianet com> wrote:

> sholtz imap d umn edu wrote:
> 
>> I should have indicated more clearly that I have tried 'linux
>> text'. I also tried two other options 'noprobe' and 'skipddc' (I'm
>> not in front of that machine at the moment and could have that
>> last one wrong, but it was to inhibit monitor probing).  I have
>> also tried these options in combination.  They all result in
>> nothing but a black screen.
>> 
>> Steve
>> 
>>  
>> 
> 
>     Steve, if you have any earlier versions of Fedora Core software
> please try them and see what they produce.
> 
> 
> Karl
> 
>> --On Sunday, April 30, 2006 8:17 PM -0600 "Karl F. Larsen"
>> <k5di zianet com> wrote:
>> 
>>  
>> 
>>> sholtz imap d umn edu wrote:
>>>    
>>> 
>>>> I have actually downloaded, sha1sum'ed and burned two sets of
>>>> discs from two different mirrors.  Disc 1 from both burns
>>>> results in the black screen.
>>>> 
>>>> If I enter 'linux mediacheck' at the boot prompt, I also get
>>>> nothing but the black screen.  Is there another way to do the
>>>> media check?
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>>      
>>>> 
>>>    It sounds now as if the loader can't guess well enough what
>>> your video card is and your monitor is. So try starting with
>>> "linux-text" and see if that comes up.
>>> 
>>> Karl
>>>    
>>> 
>>>> Steve
>>>> 
>>>> --On Sunday, April 30, 2006 5:42 PM -0600 Karl Larsen
>>>> <k5di zianet com> wrote:
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>>      
>>>> 
>>>>> fedora-list-bounces redhat com wrote:
>>>>>    
>>>>>        
>>>>> 
>>>>>> I have downloaded, sha1sum'ed and burned a set of CD install
>>>>>> discs. After booting from disc 1, I hit <enter> to start a
>>>>>> graphical install and get a black screen.  I have tried several
>>>>>> variants of 'linux xxx' at the boot: prompt and all result in
>>>>>> the black screen.
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> I'm running:
>>>>>> Asus A7V333
>>>>>> AMD Athlon XP 1800
>>>>>> 512 MB RAM
>>>>>> nVidia NV15DDR GeForce2 Ti
>>>>>> Sony Trinitron Multiscan G400
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Any ideas on getting an install process that I can see
>>>>>> executing?
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Thanks!
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> Steve
>>>>>>      
>>>>>>          
>>>>>> 
>>>>>    Did you test your cd-rom's before trying to load? It might be
>>>>>    a problem in disk 1. I loaded that way no problem.
>>>>> 
>>>>> Karl
>>>>>    
>>>>>        
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>  
>>>>      
>>>> 
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>  
>> 



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