On 07/16/2012 11:44 PM, peter morgan wrote:
> Hi all,
>> I'm trying to install Fedora 8 from a live CD onto a laptop. The laptop is
> old and is unable to use the graphical installation process (I gave up
> after about 30 mins of waiting for it to boot up).
>> I know that there is a text based installation method but for reasons
> unknown I cannot get it started. The book that the CD came with instructs
> that I hit tab on an initial boot menu, then type "text" as a parameter to
> the vmlinuz0 instruction that this brings up. This does not appear to do
> anything as it just carries on trying to boot up into a GUI. I've tried a
> number of variations, including replacing the parameter "rhgb" with "text"
> ("rhgb" comes up with the original vmlinuz0 instruction and I believe it
> has something to do with booting into a GUI.
>> I've tried to enter text mode on a much newer laptop in case some unknown
> issue specific to the old laptop was the cause. The same thing happens,
> despite entering "text" as instructed in my book, linux proceeds to boot
> into one of the graphical desktops (KDE I think) and then allows for
> installation via an icon on the desktop.
>> If anybody is able to shed some light on this I would be very grateful.
> Thank you.
You might try something more modern?
Perhaps the xfce interface on Fedora 17 might work?
1. boot from (write to cd or dd to usb):
2. Hit esc at boot prompt and type: linux text
Note the text mode is limited compared to the graphical one,
not allowing partition layout or package selection etc.
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