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64-Bit Linux Install Problems

by Guillaume.R / August 24, 2005 2:22 AM PDT

I've tried to install FC4 X86_64 and Suse 9.3 x86_64. The Boot cd boots and i get the main screen asking what to do next. I tell to install. On FC4 it just stops loading and gives something like this, , Suse boots, i go to do an FTP install and hit enter. The screen then goes black.
FC4 32-bit version installed fine and if i put suse into 32-bit version on the boot disk it will go to the next step. How do i get this to stop?

AMD Athlon 64 3000+
nVidia GeForce 5900XT (overclocked)

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 2:34 AM PDT

I tried the DVD install when the FTP install fails. Also that's a very new machine. Why not make it a warranty issue?

As to overclocking, that's too bad. I don't find overclocking to be a good idea when you ask for support.


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by Guillaume.R / August 24, 2005 2:53 AM PDT
In reply to: Try..

I build this system so as for warrenty i dunno. And i cant do the DVD, i dont have a DVD burner. And how would that help if the 64-Bit Kernel wont start. 32-bit has no problems, but 64 wont start.

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Try to install from the Suse DVD.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2005 2:58 AM PDT
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You didn't tell if you have the install CDs or DVDs. Maybe you don't have them?

As to the hardware, overclocking is where I leave you on your own. My choice here. It's a learned response but as to the warranty, there is such on the hardware so begin the calls to find what they want back.

In closing, when you build your own you may have to fix it too, upgrade the BIOS and trouble shoot it too. From your post all I can tell is it doesn't work.


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by lilsim89 / August 24, 2005 10:26 AM PDT

(1)Correct me if I'm wrong, Overclocking is OS specific. An overclocked machine under Windoze isn't overclocked under another OS. So it wouldn't matter if he overclocked it-- The kernel(Linux) isn't overclocking the hardware.
(2)OR, It isn't OS specific and you must configure some BIOS or hardware options to overclock. Then, I agree with Bob to take down the overclocking because that's a whole new arena.

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(NT) (NT) That would be option #2
by null. / August 25, 2005 4:34 PM PDT
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Over Clocking
by ck5134 / October 14, 2005 3:18 AM PDT
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Overclocking is done inside the bios, this is before an operating system has even started to load, so therefore it isnt O/S specific.

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SATA Drivers
by majroth22 / August 26, 2005 10:58 AM PDT

I assume your system has a SATA raid type driver of some sort. One of the biggest problems I had when first loading linux distros was the big screen of fuzz or blackness when I didn't realize you had to type "expert" on some of the distros to see a list of SCSI drivers to load, mine happened to be Silicone Image, which some of the distros didn't include, until later versions.

Hope anything helps, I know how frustrating linux can be. But I guess it's educational.

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