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Re: Fedora-10 problems

James Kosin wrote:

> Timothy Murphy wrote:
>>>> I tried installing F-10 from the hard disk
>>>> on my Thinkpad T43
>>>> but came up against two major impediments:
>>>> 1. The cursor is not visible.
>>>> Occasionally something lights up, to show where the cursor is
>>>> (eg when specifying one's location),
>>>> but on other occasions it does not seem to be active at all
>>>> (eg when nominating partitions for / , etc).
>>>> 2. The display extends below the bottom of my screen,
>>>> and there seems to be no way of moving to the bottom,
>>>> where the "Continue" button is hidden.
>>>> I can move on by pressing TAB several times
>>>> and guessing where I have got to.
>>>> Quite often I hit the Back button by mistake,
>>>> which is rather annoying.
> Ok, now I got you.  You mean the install CD is choosing the wrong
> resolution; so, you can't install FC-10.
> Anyone know if "Do they still provide the text-only install option on
> FC-10?" 

I succeeded in installing Fedora-10 in text mode,
by adding "text" to the grub.conf stanza:
title Fedora 10 boot
        root (hd0,1)
        kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz text
        initrd /isolinux/initrd.img

There was an error reported after installing 1500 packages,
but Fedora came up in text mode all the same,
and ran after a fashion in graphics mode after "startx".

However, it is rather unstable;
stray lines appeared on the display from time to time,
and the cursor stopped moving after a time.

Timothy Murphy  
e-mail: gayleard /at/ eircom.net
tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366
s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland

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