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Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

Milt
Occasional Contributor

Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

I downloaded FC6 i386 (dvd-iso) and tried to install on a dc5700. Linux detects the duo-core cpus but when it checks the PCI bridge the install stops. No errs nor is the system frozen. The install just stops at a certain point.

Can anyone tell me if installing any Linux distro on a dc5700 possible?
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Alpha977
Valued Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

Hello Milt!

Try with another linux distro. I advice to try with a "LiveCD" first of install, to check all the hardware.

Also, check here:
http://tldp.org/HOWTO/Hardware-HOWTO/

Regards!
Milt
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

Alpha977,

I tried FC6 ZOD-LiveCD. Nada! I get to a prompt,"Uncomppressing Linux....Ok, booting kernel". Prompt just sits there flashing.

I'll try Ubuntu and other distros. I also looked at the how-to-linux site you suggested.

I teach networking and part of the class requires intro to Linux. The school purchased about 50 of the dc5700's without taking linux-certified into account.
TerriF
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

For what it's worth, I'm having the same trouble. Tried FC5 then FC6. No luck. Have 3 of these that I need to get Fedora onto.

My last message before install freezes is:

ACPI: Assume root bridge [\_SB_.PCI0] bus is 0


Milt
Occasional Contributor

Re: Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

Terry,

If you start the install with "linux acpi=off", you'll get further down the road. But I get a err msg stating "Video input out of range"???

I've downloaded Ubuntu desktop 6.10 and I have Xandros 4.0. I'll post my results.
TerriF
Occasional Visitor

Re: Installing Fedora 6 on dc5700

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1090380

mentions using pci=nommconf.

http://forums1.itrc.hp.com/service/forums/questionanswer.do?threadId=1085796

mentions: acpi=off pci=noacpi


With FC6 I got to the graphical install screen using acpi=off. Haven't proceeded yet because I really want FC5 for various legacy reasons.