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Old 01-16-2005, 07:38 AM   #1
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FC 3 integrity


i have downloaded the iso's from many site burned the iso's .. and from all the sites they all faild to pass the integrity test.. ( waist of writeable cd's )

Is this a internal common error?

Can you past me a download link ( high bandwith ) that does pass the test?

Tanx
 
Old 01-16-2005, 07:47 AM   #2
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Hi.

I've seen a lot of this (my install CDs failed the integrity test too). Just install anyway - each RPM on the discs has a checksum of its own which is checked during the install, so if the install goes OK, then everything will be fine.

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Old 01-16-2005, 08:15 AM   #3
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It could be a problem with the CD write process. Take a look at http://www.troubleshooters.com/linux/coasterless.htm - I didn't know there was so much to know about CD burning till I looked at that site.

Good luck.
 
Old 01-16-2005, 04:45 PM   #4
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What I did was take the Install disk 1 for Fedora Core 2 or it can be Fedora Core 1. I booted up on the install cd just like I was getting ready to install and when I got to the media check screen hit OK and started testing cd's. When your done testing just reboot the system. I found cd2 and the rescue cd was bad and just re-downloaded these two.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 02:05 AM   #5
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When I installed FC3, i found all but the first CD failed the media test. So instead of wasting more CD's I booted with the first CD (that passed the test) and just did a network install:

at the prompt
Code:
linux askmethod
It will ask you where you want to download from, I just typed in the url of a fc3 mirror

Granted it took a good part of the afternoon, I just left it there (and didnt need to check on it periodically to change CDs)
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:17 AM   #6
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tanx everyone, i'm gonna try the last one since i burned so many cds away ilikejam: i also get errors installing some rpms so i think data is really compromised..
and finished out reading WhiteDwarf500's link

tanx
 
Old 01-17-2005, 11:03 AM   #7
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I have generally found that the problem is not with the burning, but rather the downloading. As a general rule, it is best to use a specific tool such as ftp, wget or rsync. Each uses a mechanism for making sure that the download is proper. Prior to burning, do an md5sum on each of the iso images. The original website probably lists the proper md5sum for each of the disk images.

Good luck
 
Old 01-18-2005, 03:53 PM   #8
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linux askmethod

Quote:
Originally posted by archdev
When I installed FC3, i found all but the first CD failed the media test. So instead of wasting more CD's I booted with the first CD (that passed the test) and just did a network install:

at the prompt
Code:
linux askmethod
It will ask you where you want to download from, I just typed in the url of a fc3 mirror

Granted it took a good part of the afternoon, I just left it there (and didnt need to check on it periodically to change CDs)
hi!

I'm having some trouble typing the correct url.. h0w silly ( shame )
after choosing the method http or ftp you have the site address and below "the dir location of something"..
what should i type? the *.iso dir .. like .net/pub/os/Linux/distr/fedora/3/i386/iso/ ?

i hope you can help me
 
Old 01-18-2005, 09:01 PM   #9
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I had the same problem. Here's what you have to do. If you use bit torrent all is well. It checks integrity as it is downloading and when it is done and repairs it. Plus, if you have a dvd-burner that makes life a whole lot easier.
 
Old 01-18-2005, 11:50 PM   #10
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Re: linux askmethod

Quote:
Originally posted by nanoprobe
hi!

I'm having some trouble typing the correct url.. h0w silly ( shame )
after choosing the method http or ftp you have the site address and below "the dir location of something"..
what should i type? the *.iso dir .. like .net/pub/os/Linux/distr/fedora/3/i386/iso/ ?

i hope you can help me
Yea, the first time I tried this I had to type in a few things to get it to work...
From my memory I think i did:

if you were using the following mirror:
http://mirror.linux.duke.edu/pub/fed...ore/3/i386/os/

site address : http://mirror.linux.duke.edu
directory: /pub/fedora/linux/core/3/i386/os/

Just be prepared to wait a while, I was using on my cable connection installing onto a P3 1 GHz and it took a good part of the day to download and install. It will download and install each rpm individually, and it will display some progress bar (and estimated time) on the screen. Your time may vary, I wasnt at the computer when it finished but rather found it later done.
 
  


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