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Cannot install Fedora 16 on my pc

asked 2011-11-08 19:53:56 -0500

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updated 2011-11-08 20:06:41 -0500

I just downloaded the x86-64 DVD version of Fedora 16. I cannot install it on my machine. After it says loading anaconda it turns to a black screen forever. Can anyone please tell me what's wrong? My pc has i7 2600k/Z68/8G/570/RAID0. My windows is running fine.

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answered 2011-11-09 03:27:17 -0500

SoumyaC gravatar image

Try and use basic video driver for Installing (xdriver=vesa)during boot. More details on the below link.

This link points to Fedora 14 Documentation, just check in case it helps you too. If this works then after installation download your respective video cards driver using RPM Fusion.

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answered 2011-11-09 08:25:03 -0500

jfmchivall gravatar image

Sometimes it takes several minutes (maybe as much as 30 minutes) to load anaconda. During this time a black screen is shown. When I installed F16, I had to wait about 7 minutes before anaconda showed up.

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answered 2011-11-09 00:44:52 -0500

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answered 2011-11-09 00:00:44 -0500

hadrons123 gravatar image

what is your graphics card? have you installed linux before on your PC?

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answered 2011-11-21 03:17:20 -0500

I too can't install; I get a monitor message on my Viewsonic advising me that it is out of range (I think that was it). I'm not a IT wizard so fail to understand how I can initially see the very first option to install Fedora, then when it begins I get a grey screen then a black screen with the monitor message. I've waited 15 minutes and it doesn't progress - to suggest I wait 30 minutes seems crazy - imagine asking all that use Windows to wait that long! The answers above, whilst maybe helpful, fail to help a novice install Fedora. Ubuntu installed easily and without fuss. Fedora 15 was a pain for me and kept defaulting back to Gnome 2, yet Ubuntu works flawlessly using Gnome 3 & 3.2. I can't even begin my install - Fedora should have at least this part working well. Even tho I persist with Fedora, it is really beginning to bug me that it doesn't work 'out of the box' whereas Ubuntu does. I would really like to support the true open & free system, but can't.

So now that I've had my gripe (and yes maybe in the wrong thread and not helpful to IT gurus, but maybe others will be able to read this and see it's not only them), I'll try the vesa option although that most likely will later cause Gnome 3.2 to fail and default back to boring. So the Ubuntu user group continues to grow :-(

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nomodeset worked for me, ta. I would have just voted you up, but the system won't let me unless I have 5 points. I've got some nectar points, will they do?

JAScarb gravatar imageJAScarb ( 2014-02-21 08:15:16 -0500 )edit

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