Greetings; What in hell does it take to actually install the x86-64 version of FC5 on an hp lappy? I go thru the disk partitioning several times, finally manageing to convince ntfs that it only can use 30GB of the disk. Then it takes a chant like some black magic spell (linux noapic noapci irqpoll pci=assign-busses lapic) to even get it to boot, and test, the install dvd. The media test was successfull FWIW, apparently not much. I get thru the prelims ok, but fighting with a synaptics touch pad with a gain of about 70 million (1/4" of motion is off-screen in any direction, any touch is a double-tap unless holding the left button down already), and checkmark the other two boxes on the what do I install screen, click ok and go take a nap. 10 minutes later I decide its time for a bowl of cherrios & when I get back in here, the screen is telling me the media is bad or we have a bug. It cannot open the file 'setup-2.5.49-1.noarch'! Now as thats a pretty important file for the whole install process, I don't find this at all encouraging. Upsetting even... So what am I supposed to do here folks, install the i386 version? Thats NOT what I bought an amd64 equipt box for. And I've got about another 10 days to sort this, load it up and drive 1000 miles for a couple of months. -- Cheers, Gene People having trouble with vz bouncing email to me should add the word 'online' between the 'verizon', and the dot which bypasses vz's stupid bounce rules. I do use spamassassin too. :-) Yahoo.com and AOL/TW attorneys please note, additions to the above message by Gene Heskett are: Copyright 2006 by Maurice Eugene Heskett, all rights reserved.