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> Attempting to Install FC4 on HP ZV6010 - help!!, Need some help with the install
dubhousing
post Jan 22 2006, 10:32 AM
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Hi --

New to the forums, just a little experience with linux (made several succesful installs in the past but always returned to xp)

In any case, I recently purchased the HP ZV6010us, an AMD-64 based laptop.

After some deliberation, I chose to go with FC4 on the basis of some guides I found on the net suggesting that it had good hardware compatibility and easy fixes for some initially non-compatible components, including the touchpad and video card.

I downloaded the five cds from a mirror, burned them, slipped it in, and the install begins. I use linux vga=771 at the prompt to begin the install.

Each stage of the install takes forever; first installing the usb driver; then selecting language and keyboard layout. After each step I have to step away from the machine, watch some football, and return.

Finally I get to the install type screen (choice of workstation, server, custom, etc.) When I make my choice at this point, I proceed to the partitioning screen, where the install finally seems to hang. (I get that oh-so-familiar (from XP) problem where I press [Next], it appears to be depressed, and then nothing happens, yawn).

Any ideas? Could it be trouble with the install media? Any 'cheat codes' i might want to try from the initial prompt?

Additionally, if I do the media check and it 'fails,' what should be my next step? Just burn again and try it again?

Thanks for any help you can provide!

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Dub
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post Jan 22 2006, 11:07 AM
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If your media check failed, then check the MD5 sum of the ISO image you downloaded using one f the numerous tools available to do it. The correct sums shoould be availble from the same place you got the ISOs.

Never installed on a laptop, or isntalled FC4 for that matter, so cant help you there im afraid.

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post Jan 22 2006, 11:22 AM
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the md5 check seems to work. thanks for the idea though.

other possibilities?
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post Jan 22 2006, 11:55 PM
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Are you using the 64-bit edition, or the 32-bit one?


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