Linux Installation (Fedora Core 3)

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Churchill, Dave, May 28, 2005.

  1. I have downloaded the 4 iso images for CD ROM of subject operating system,
    plus the rescue disk. I have prepared enough space on my 2nd h.d. for
    installation. I planned touse the "parted" utility on the Linux Fedora Core
    3 distro to alter the partition on my 2nd h.d. to which to install FC3, and
    boot loader which comes with the distro to toggle at boot-up between WinXP
    or FC3.

    However, I did not get far this evening because my PC would not recognize
    either the first CD of the installation set as a bootable CD, nor would it
    recognize the rescue CD as a bootable CD. I turned of all boot-up options
    in my machine's BIOS except for "boot from CD." I am pretty sure I've got
    valid iso images because I burned CDs specifically asking Nero v6 for "CD
    iso images". It is something very specific you do in Nero, and have done
    this exact same thing before with no problem, though I was making the CDs
    for use on a different PC.

    Any ideas on what is going on here?
    Churchill, Dave, May 28, 2005
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  2. You burn the ISO's to disk (CD) using Nero. The first disk is bootable
    and asks to install FC3. That's the way it works.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 28, 2005
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  3. The problem is, though, that the PC did not recognize the first installation disk. That is the problem. I installed FC1 and FC2 before (different PC), and did not see this problem.
    Churchill, Dave, May 28, 2005
  4. Sounds like a corrupted ISO/CDR.
    =?ISO-8859-1?Q?R=F4g=EAr?=, May 28, 2005
  5. Churchill, Dave

    Parko Guest

    Churchill, Dave wrote with a thumbnail dipped in tar:
    1). You did verify the MD5sums, didn't you?
    2). Burn the iso images at a low speed using high quality media. CDBurnerXP
    Pro offers more control over the process than Nero if you're using Windows.
    Parko, May 28, 2005
  6. Churchill, Dave

    why? Guest

    As mentioned earlier about the MD5 sums , Nero also have a GUI app for
    checking these.


    why?, May 28, 2005
  7. I will go back to Fedora page and see what is the check-sum for each of the
    downloaded files and check them using the Nero app.

    However, I discovered this morning based on a suggestion from a friend, that
    if you burn in Nero a "CD-ROM ISO", you don't seem to get such an animail.
    There is also a "UDF/ISO CD-ROM" choice in the Nero v6 burning wizard, but
    haven't tried that yet. My friend suggested to use another package, which
    for personal use is free - Deep Burner (free) - so I downloaded that and
    burned another copy of the ISO image for the Fedora Core 3 rescue disk - and
    the machine booted off that disk the first try. Everything else was equal,
    same CD-R media, same burner, etc., so either Nero v6 has a defect or I
    wasn't using it properly.

    So, thanks for all the help. I at least have a short-term path forward now.
    Churchill, Dave, May 28, 2005
  8. Churchill, Dave

    why? Guest

    I usually just use the burn from image option (for .ISO files) , not
    picking any of the ISO/UDF types. Maybe you burnt the ISO as a file to
    the disk as is.

    Never had a problem doing that with Nero 5/6.
    Recorder / Burn Image / select ISO file.
    and not
    File / New (New Compliation) / CD/DVD / selecting the type.

    why?, May 28, 2005
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