Let me start off by saying that I'm a complete Linux noob. I've played around the GUI and the command line, but I've done nothing of the sort that I can do on Windows.
I'm handling a client that makes use of Linux, Apache, Pear, and PHP, along with Oracle 10g. Due to complications, I'd like to recreate their setup - any errors I might encounter along the way are to be documented, and solved. That way, I can learn the ins and outs.
However, I did not expect that merely installing and running Linux would be such a pain already. I'm using Fedora, the latest available version, x86_64. After downloading the ISO, burning it to a DVD, and booting up from it, I was greeted by the 'Live System'. After picking out whatever is the easiest from a variety of options, I was finally allowed to install it to the hard drive.
A few minutes later, it says it is done, and it will use the HDD-installed OS from then on. Seeing no option or command to reboot on that blank Fedora screen, I just flicked the reset switch on my PC.
When it came back on, first, it showed me a boot screen with two options:
- Fedora, with Linux 3.9.5-301.fc19.x86_64
- Fedora, with Linux 0-rescue-7725dfc225d14958a625ddaaaea5962b
I chose the first one, as I have no idea what the second one is. It greeted me to a log in screen. Upon entering my password, it shows a black screen, with the following error:
Error: EDID Checksum is invalid, remainder is 128
There are some numbers and text underneath, and I'm not sure if there's anything at the top - for some reason, that entire error, including the cursor, only occupies the top left of my screen.
And it just stops there.
I have no idea how to deal with this. Can anyone help?
I'm using the following:
- Fedora Live Desktop x86-64 Release 19
- Intel Celeron, 2.66Ghz
- 1GB of RAM
- Asrock 775i65g
- No dedicated graphics card