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Can install Windows, can't install Linux

monte84

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he is having issues when linux crashes, nothing else. Instead of hitting reset button you should just hard power down, (hold power button for 6sec) linux crashing can cause some funky stuff, been there got that shirt. If what im prosposing doesnt work, then by all means start swapping out hardware, much more convienant to eliminate the software part first. Especially with linux, its a totally different beast from windows.
 

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he is having issues when linux crashes, nothing else.

Nope. Once you hit that reset button the PC is totally reset in hardware and nothing it was doing before has any relevance. It's a hardware fault, I'm telling you.
 

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Well, lets just elimnate the software part first, why go through the hassle of swapping out hardware/possibly buying new parts without 100% certainty.
 

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Well, lets just elimnate the software part first, why go through the hassle of swapping out hardware/possibly buying new parts without 100% certainty.

It is 100% certainty in hardware, look again at the OP's post I quoted. This is a fact.

Feel free to disagree, whatever.
 

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had a thought. When you try to boot off the install you did with the alternate cd, try ctrl+alt+f1 this should take you to a different tty F7 by default is X environment. and do sudo nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf there.
 
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fedora isnt made for desktops, its made servers using embedded cards really i bet the card is too new for that distro .... i bet a clean install of Ubuntu will work if you install it i bet you can boot off the live cd and have it use grub to choose the OS .... Ubuntu will load VESA by defualt untill you tell it to load the restricted drivers
 

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fedora isnt made for desktops, its made servers using embedded cards really i bet the card is too new for that distro .... i bet a clean install of Ubuntu will work if you install it i bet you can boot off the live cd and have it use grub to choose the OS .... Ubuntu will load VESA by defualt untill you tell it to load the restricted drivers

Actually Fedora is for desktops, and is usually one of the first to ship with newest kernels and x.org. Red Hat is the server version. Although that doesnt mean it plays well with newer hardware, considering driver have to be developed for newer kernels/xorgs
 
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Yeah I'm having problems with windows coming back from sleep/hibernate. I think it's the mobo... I haven't tried installing linux, but I have had problems with reinstalling windows.
 
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Kevin its prob the ACPI drivers ....
 
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Actually Fedora is for desktops, and is usually one of the first to ship with newest kernels and x.org. Red Hat is the server version. Although that doesnt mean it plays well with newer hardware, considering driver have to be developed for newer kernels/xorgs

I know just in the past most of these and clones have trouble with the latest and greatest ... linux is for the people with a little older hw ....
 
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