when I boot the liveCD, no matter what options I choose, I always get the login screen, meaning I need to enter a user and a password. After searching for this type of behavior, I found a few several answers:
-enter at the username and password (ie: blank) doesn't work
-tried acpi=off, login screen again
But... Fedora 12 installed fine.
Here was the layout of my HDD:
HP Recovery partition
NTFS partition with Vista
Fedora root (/) partition
Extented partition with
I read in the installation doc that Ubuntu needs the 1st partition to install/boot. Ok! I deleted the HP Recovery partition; still have the Login Screen.
Fedora and Fista (yup, Fista!) are booting fine from the HDD.
Thanks for your help.