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Old 11-19-2004, 02:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy Fedora Core 3-WONT BOOT on win xp box

i seem to be the only one with this problem...ok so im running windows xp <yuck> i downloaded the fedora core 3 iso's both the i386 and _64 just to be safe. and i burned all of the ISO's with alcohol 120%...when i shut down windows and restart the pc <to boot from the fdc3 installation cd> its doesnt read the fdc3 i have an linux RH9 that i downloaded and burned the same way and it boots right to install...i did notice that there was no auto-run file in the fdc3 cds...
my basic question is ...
how do i get this to install....or must i give up with fdc3 and let microsuck win.
below is some of my sys info
OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Manufacturer HP Pavilion 05
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 6 Stepping 2 AuthenticAMD ~1732 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD AM35308, 10/7/2002
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\System32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume2
Locale United States

please please , for the love of all thats holy...reserve my sanity and cdr's.
Old 11-19-2004, 02:21 PM   #2
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ok i did notice an auto-run file in the SRPMS folder but then it still wont auto run the cd....AHHHH.

i welcime ANY helo or comments.
Old 11-19-2004, 03:22 PM   #3
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ok....too much of a headache
i just paid 10 bucks at for the dist.
i was going to go crazy triein to figure this out.

thanks anyway all
Old 11-21-2004, 01:27 PM   #4
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Two recommendations - first, use CD-RWs for future ISO burns. That way, if there are any problems, it's easy enough (and economical enough) to erase and re-burn. Second, you don't need the x86_64 ISOs with your box. The i386 ISOs should work fine as long as they were burned correctly. Make sure you try the boot install with the i386 ISO disc 1.

I've used the same CD-RW discs for several FC2 downloads/burns and the latest FC3 ISOs. Sometimes my first attempts at ISO burns didn't work, but using the same disks a second time always seemed to work for me.

Last edited by linux-goot; 11-21-2004 at 09:33 PM.


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