I'm trying to install Fedora 14 on my Dell T3400 (NVidia).

I created a DVD image and used that to successfully install it on another laptop so I know the image is ok.

However, when I boot from DVD on the desktop, it boots up Fedora and then stalls at the blue screen with the Fedora logo.

Is there a means by which I can diagnose what the issue might be?

  • this probably belongs on superuser Jan 3 '11 at 0:35

If you push esc.. what do you see ??

or try..


We need to see what the server is actually doing :D

Then its much easier to diagnose

  • The boot progress would probably be written verbosely in TTY1 or 7. Nov 21 '10 at 14:32
  • FYI, In Centos - The boot / install process utilizes about 4 TTy's
    – Arenstar
    Nov 21 '10 at 14:34

Type "linux text" at the initial boot prompt, and complete the installation in text mode. Then, once you have a working system, figure out your graphics driver issues.

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