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Re: Installation problem on Dell OptiPlex620



On Friday 03 October 2008 09:11:36 Michael Magua wrote:
> Probably due to the ATI graphics card, is it possible to specify vesa
> driver as a boot option i.e "linux vesa".
>
> Alternatively do a text install, at the prompt use
>
> linux text
>

As I said I tried the text based install and got the same problem.

When I boot from the boot.iso image how do I tell it to use the vesa driver. 
If I press <tab> to edit the boot line then adding vesa doesn't work.

As a workaround I'm doing a live CD install on the boxes and I can then 
install what I want on them later.

Tony

> On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 8:14 AM, Tony Molloy <tony molloy ul ie> wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm trying to install Fedora-9 on some Dell OptiPlex 620 boxes. I've
> > tried both graphical and text based installs and get the same problem
> > with both. When it tries to run anaconda it crashes with a long
> > traceback. It's at the point where it is probeing for the video card the
> > crash occurs.
> >
> > Does anybody have the magic incantation I can give to the boot sequence
> > to get
> > around this.
> >
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Tony
> >
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