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Cannot install Fedora 10 on laptop

I have bought a laptop, MSI, VR601, model MS-163C.

I want to install Fedora 10 on it. I am able to check the installation DVD, but when it wants to load the installation program, the screen turns black and remains black.

Is there something in the BIOS that I have to change in order to make it work?
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ViNiMa
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ai_ja_naiCommented:
when you select the install option from grub menu, press e to edit the line and add in the kernel line the option xdriver=vesa
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ViNiMaAuthor Commented:
I install in graphic version, but I can press the tab. When I do so, I can add options to the line vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img.

When I add xdriver=vesa and when installation should start, the screen splits in four parts, in which the above two show the next screen, but then, everything turns and remains black.
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ai_ja_naiCommented:
The problem is with your graphic drivers. Can you choose the basic installation with ncurses text graphics?
Or try add acpi=off apic=off switches to the kernel line
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ViNiMaAuthor Commented:
I can install or upgrade, rescue an installed system, boot from local drive and do a memory test, but I don't see any option to install in text modus or do a basic installation.

And unfortunately, adding acpi=off apic=off switches does not make any difference.
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xDamoxCommented:
Hello,

Try doing a text based installation. if not you could try the following boot parameter

linux pci=nommconf

To do the text based installation

linux text
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ViNiMaAuthor Commented:
When I try to install with the option linux pci=nommconf, the installation program turns itself off, ending with the message that I can savely reboot again.

When I try to install with the option linux text, the installation program succeeds - until the partitioning part. When I either try to create my own partitions or just accept the default partitions, it results in a screen full with white characters against a blue background...

What could that be?
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ai_ja_naiCommented:
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It could be that Fedora it's a piece of trash, in my humble opinion. RedHat created it as a test base when it wants to try new stuff that's gonna be put inside RHEL. The results are that it keeps blowing up the face of the users.
When I tried to install on my laptop, it went on kernel panic after a clean install...
(END OT)

I don't really know what it could be. We can keep guessing random kernel switches, but it's a waste of time. Go with another distro, like Ubuntu, Debian or Arch
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ViNiMaAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, when installing Ubuntu 7.10, it keeps hanging on copying libss10.9.8...

However, in the evening I will try other distro's...
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ViNiMaAuthor Commented:
I succeeded in installing minimal Debian.
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