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Old 09-04-2006, 04:21 PM   #1
ndegrace
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Unable to install Fedora core 5


Hi everyone,

When I try to install FC5 on my system, it hangs when doing the dependency check.

Here's what I did:
1. I downloaded the iso images from Fedora project (ftp://ftp.free.fr/mirrors/fedora.red...e/5/i386/iso/).
2. I verified the downloaded images with sha1sum and they were all ok.
3. I burned them with NERO.
4. I boot up using CD#1.
5. I ran a media check on all CDs... CD#1 and #5 were ok CDs#2,3 and 4 failed. I looked up the message on several forum and ran the mediacheck again adding option ide=nodma. All CDs passed the test.
6. I tried installing FC5 using ide=nodma --> the installation hanged when doing the dependency check.
7. I tried both the graphical and text mode and using these options: ide=nodma, acpi=off.

The system configuration is:
CPU P4 Intel 1.5Ghz
NVidia GeForce FX 5200
CD LG 52X IDE
HD Maxtor 10G

Now, I don't really know how to troubleshoot this problem since I don't have any error messages. Is it a hardware problem(CD)? Should I burn again CDs#2, 3 and 4?

I'm no expert at this, any help would be really appreciated.

Thanks,

Nathalie.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:19 AM   #2
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I would sha1sum the CD's you downloaded, if they do not match the hash provided on the download server, you should re-download and burn again. If they do match do a alt+f2 / f3 / f4 is it really hanging or just working on something?

-Scott
 
Old 09-05-2006, 10:41 AM   #3
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You mean running sha1sum.exe against the burned cd and all its files? I thought I
could only run sha1sum against one file. I'm using Windows xp sp2... When I
execute the command against the CD, I get a "permission denied" message. Can I
sha1sum a CD using XP? How would I do that?

Thanks,
Nathalie.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 10:55 AM   #4
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Run sha1sum against the iso you downloaded.

-Scott
 
Old 09-05-2006, 11:05 AM   #5
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Are you installing FC5 as a stand-alone O/S or has the drive been partitioned to share with something else ?

It may be a problem if you haven't room for the selected packages in the Fedora installation

But - how long did it appear to be hanging ?

It takes a bit of a time to re-partition and re-format for success
 
Old 09-05-2006, 02:23 PM   #6
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-- Run sha1sum against the iso you downloaded.

That's what I did. I ran sha1sum against all iso files (with success) before I burn the images with Nero.

-- Are you installing FC5 as a stand-alone O/S or has the drive been partitioned to share with something else ?

standalone O/S

-- But - how long did it appear to be hanging ?

I went away from my desk for about half an hour during the installation and it was still stuck during the dependency check...
 
Old 09-05-2006, 08:53 PM   #7
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Take a look at tty2 and tty3 (ctrl-alt-f2, ctrl-alt-f3) and see if any illuminating messages are present.

ctrl-alt-f1 will return you to the graphical install window.
 
Old 09-05-2006, 09:27 PM   #8
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I was having a ton of dependency issues also with Fedora Core 5. But, I read on another thread in the forums here that someone else had the same exact problem. He posted that he switched his DVD drive to a regular CDROM/CD-Burner, and it worked just fine. So, I had the computer I built my brother, pulled his CDROM drive out, and put it into my computer. I threw in the CD's, and poof...no more dependency issue. Are you trying to install with a DVDROM or a CDROM drive?
 
Old 09-06-2006, 08:22 PM   #9
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Thanks everyone for your comments and advices.

I finally got it to work. Turns out I had a hardware problem...

My system has 1 CD-R, 1 CD-RW, and 2 Hard drives. After FC5, I tried installing FC2 and even Winows XP. They both failed. It's only when I unplugged my primary HD that the installation succeeded.

Anyway, thanks again for all the informations.

Nathalie.
 
  


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