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Re: FC 5 black screen before install



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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