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Ole Skartveit 01-26-2012 04:24 PM

Can not install Fedora 16 on Dell Latitude D620
 
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I have downloaded several flavours of Fedora 16 and burned DVD/CDs. When I try to boot from the CD/DVD on my Dell Latitude D620*I get the first caracter based message that it will start Fedora in xx seconds. Then the text dissapears and after a while two lines with some kind of bars pops up, and that is all.
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If I put the same CD/DVD into another PC (a desktop) it boots up from the CD/DVD and all works as expected.
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Is the Dell D620 laptop not supported for Fedora? I would appreciate any help.
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Regards
Ole

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Chris Bredesen 01-26-2012 04:26 PM

Can not install Fedora 16 on Dell Latitude D620
 
On 01/26/2012 12:24 PM, Ole Skartveit wrote:


I have downloaded several flavours of Fedora 16 and burned DVD/CDs. When
I try to boot from the CD/DVD on my Dell Latitude D620 I get the first
caracter based message that it will start Fedora in xx seconds. Then the
text dissapears and after a while two lines with some kind of bars pops
up, and that is all.

If I put the same CD/DVD into another PC (a desktop) it boots up from
the CD/DVD and all works as expected.

Is the Dell D620 laptop not supported for Fedora? I would appreciate any
help.


Can't say for F-16 but I used a D620 with the Intel video for just about
every version of Fedora from 6 up to around 14 or so as my primary work
laptop. The hardware was all pretty well supported...


-Chris
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Frank Murphy 01-26-2012 04:31 PM

Can not install Fedora 16 on Dell Latitude D620
 
On 26/01/12 17:24, Ole Skartveit wrote:

Dell D620 laptop


Though F15, this bz may have some ideas:
https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=692919

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Brian Morrison 01-26-2012 04:41 PM

Can not install Fedora 16 on Dell Latitude D620
 
On Thu, 26 Jan 2012 17:24:29 +0000
Ole Skartveit <ole.skartveit@live.no> wrote:

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> I have downloaded several flavours of Fedora 16 and burned DVD/CDs. When I try to boot from the CD/DVD on my Dell Latitude D620 I get the first caracter based message that it will start Fedora in xx seconds. Then the text dissapears and after a while two lines with some kind of bars pops up, and that is all.
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> If I put the same CD/DVD into another PC (a desktop) it boots up from the CD/DVD and all works as expected.
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> Is the Dell D620 laptop not supported for Fedora? I would appreciate any help.
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A look at the Common Bugs page for F16 might help.

https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F16_bugs

I would suggest reading this, there is one possible entry that might
help you which mentions using nomodeset as a kernel argument on boot
(you can modify the kernel command line during the boot process) and
then selecting a text mode installation.

I don't know what graphics hardware the D620 has, but it may be that it
needs some setup that the installer can't do but a full installation
will be able to.

HTH

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Pat Swayne 01-26-2012 05:21 PM

Can not install Fedora 16 on Dell Latitude D620
 
I had a Dell notebook with a weird video card that even Windows didn't
support! When it's windows crashed, and I tried to re-install it from
the included CD, it wouldn't install (can't remember the symptoms). But
fortunately, there was a Nvidia video card available for that model
(got it off Ebay), and both Windows and Fedora would install with that
card.



On 1/26/2012 12:24 PM, Ole Skartveit wrote:


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I have downloaded several flavours of Fedora 16 and
burned DVD/CDs. When I try to boot from the CD/DVD on my Dell Latitude
D620*I get the first caracter based message that it will start Fedora
in xx seconds. Then the text dissapears and after a while two lines
with some kind of bars pops up, and that is all.

*

If I put the same CD/DVD into another PC (a desktop) it boots up from
the CD/DVD and all works as expected.

*

Is the Dell D620 laptop not supported for Fedora? I would appreciate
any help.

*

Regards

Ole









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