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Help please, Can't install Fedora 26 on Dell xps 420

asked 2017-10-11 00:42:15 +0000

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updated 2017-11-14 15:51:45 +0000

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I am installing Fedora 26, on Oracle Virtual Box for my college class. I am just getting a black screen instead of getting the install screen. I have been able to install on my asus lap top but this one is not working.

intel q660 8 gb ram 2 gb amd video card 64 bit Win 10 education Yes virtualization in the bios is enabled. Latest bios has been installed.

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sorry q6600 I miss-keyed the number.

crazycat0131 ( 2017-10-11 00:43:56 +0000 )edit

you can always use the "edit" function and correct your initial question

florian ( 2017-10-11 18:15:39 +0000 )edit

If you want help, can you please add a bit more details? Is there any error message? Where does the installer fail?

genodeftest ( 2017-11-14 15:53:02 +0000 )edit

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answered 2017-10-11 02:20:27 +0000

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Looks like adding more base memory helped. instead of 1024 I did 2048 and it was slow but it installed.

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Yeah, 2BG is the minimum for Fedora 26 with Gnome - 4GB are already much better. An SSD greatly helps to improve performance.

florian ( 2017-10-11 18:16:42 +0000 )edit

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