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Cannot install Fedora 10 on laptop

ViNiMa
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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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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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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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I succeeded in installing minimal Debian.
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