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Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600

Steve_617
Advisor

Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600

HAs anyone been able to install
Fedora 4 on a Compaq Proliant 1600 succesfully
I have tried with the graphical and text based install.
It fails at the beginning of the actuall install phase, after I entered all the options including hostname and root password.

With the graphical install, the resolution is to big to see the selection buttons. I have also added a 17" monitor.

I have used the different switch options, it seems that it does not like the hardware. NT4 and Win 2000 installs OK on the same box.

I installed it as a clean installation.
NO SUCCESS.


4 REPLIES
Alex Lavrov.
Honored Contributor

Re: Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600

Do you see any error messages?


Alex.
I don't give a damn for a man that can only spell a word one way. (M. Twain)
Gopi Sekar
Honored Contributor

Re: Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600


I believe the new kernel (2.6) does not like some of the very old hardwares :(. Try using FC2 or FC3 and see whether they work fine on them.

Similar kind of problems can be expected even for RedHat 4 on that hardware.

Hope this helps,
Gopi
Never Never Never Giveup
Roderik Hamers
Frequent Advisor

Re: Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600

The problem about the install phase seems to be an common one as it shows up at Bugzilla.

https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=161004

The Big screen issue is not mentioned right now maybe it is handy to report it to Bugzilla because it is not one case that is having trouble installing FC4 on an Proliant 1600

Whats your configuration of the Proliant server and which switch options did you used?
Steve_617
Advisor

Re: Fedora 4 Installation on a Compaq Proliant 1600


I think I have it working.
50% installed so far.

I disabled X Windows, and enabled KDE as part of my installation, and no complaints so far.
Thanks for all your help

Regards
Steve