Argh. Can't install anyhting
I can't say I've ever been this frustrated with anyhting computer related in my life.
I just got my new system set up. I'm dual booting Windows XP and Linux on 2 hard drives (that's the idea anyway). The windows install, once I put in my new non-broken motherboard, went flawlessly. And I cannot, for the life of me, make any linux distros load. Not a single one. CentOS loaded almost OK, except that the net connection suddenly doed and couldn't be repaired. Ubuntu was about the same, only it also didn't recognize my video card, so I had to graphical interface either. Fedora Core 3, which i've used to load in the past, died in the middle, citing fatal errors loading MySQL. Fedora 4, well, I've burned it twoce to no effect. Once I was trying to load the 64 bit version and once the 32 bit version. they both died durring install.
To make matters worse, my display has gone wobbely. i think maybe it's time to put my old video card back in, but that's not going to solve the problems I had with the FC3 install, I think, nor will it probasbly help with the root of the problems, whatever that is.
Here's a hardware Configuration. I can see nothign wrong with it, esspecially for FC4. Anyone see a problem?
ABit AX8 motherboard
AMD Athalon 64 bit processor (2.4 G), venice core
2 GB corsair value select ram
Radeon X700 pro video card
2 western digital hard drives (120GB and 160GB - the 120 has windows on it)
on board lan
After replacing my new video card with an old (ye olde PCI) video card and adding a PCI lan card I got Ubuntu to load. Thank goodness for Ubuntu.
So my options are: try to find some FC4 disks that will load because obviously mine aren't doing it, or just leave this on here. I've heard it said that you can basically turn Ubuntu into a fully flavored and excellent debian-like distro using deb packages. Can anyone point me to some info on makng that happen so i can choose?
Man this has been a rough night. Current Mood: frustrated