On Sat, 2004-11-13 at 20:35, Benton Whitaker wrote: > All of my FC3 CDs have passed the media check but during > installation, after choosing packages and calculating dependencies, my > system will power off at about 75% of the way through the "Preparing to > install..." completion status window (same spot every time). I have > never had any problems installing or using FC2. Im using a Dell Inspiron > 8500 laptop with one disk partitioned into an NTFS for winXP, an ext3 > for Fedora, and a swap for the ext3. Note that Im doing a fresh > install...choosing to format the ext3 and swap. > Now if I choose a 'minimal install'...the installation succeeds and > everything works fine...minus not having any of the packages I want. > 'Install everything' fails with a power off during 'Preparing to > install..." just like choosing my own packages fails. I have what I > consider a basic understanding of linux, I can recompile the kernel and > install modules etc, yet I have no point of reference on this problem. > Usually hours of Google searches answers just about anything. Thanks in > advance for any insight one can offer. -Benton 1. A minimal install works, but a standard does not. 2. The standard install always fails at the same spot. Q. Are you using the same swap for both FC2 and FC3 ? Q. Is it possible the partition is getting full ?