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Old 08-08-2006, 07:19 AM   #1
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problems installing fedora 5


I have an AMD 1800 with 512 ram and 100 gig ide hard drive. I have tried numerous times to install fedora 5 onto my system. At first the install would not detect the fedora core on the cd I had (I downloaded the FD 5 off of bit torrent and burned the isos.) eventually I got it to read by burning a new disc. However, the install seems to just hang at random points. The furthest i have gotten is the initial install, but then it said the cd data was corrupt, since then I have re-downloaded the isos and burned just disc 1 and still no success. It hangs at random points, I'll click the next button and nothing happens. I tired loading from text mode and had the same problems. I tried using some commands I read on this forum and from Fedoras intall guide but nothing seems to be working. Is anyone else having this problem? It seemed to get the farthest when it was new install, but since it failed now it detects a version of fedora on the system, and from then it doesn't seem to want to install. Can anyone help? Or recommend possibly anothe free distro I can try?
 
Old 08-08-2006, 09:06 AM   #2
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Check your ISO;s

Have you tried doing a sha1sum on the iso's. There is a checksum mentioned when you download them.
This is one way to verify that your iso's are correct.
The other way is to do the media test when you install Fedora. When this says that the media is corrupt don't bother to install. They usually are really corrupt
 
Old 08-08-2006, 05:57 PM   #3
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I see the SHA1SUM file, how do I verify that it matches to the iso's?
 
Old 08-09-2006, 04:02 AM   #4
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Checksum calculation

Here is an example from the fedora website:

For x86-compatible (32-bit):
- FC5-i386-disc1.iso (sha1sum: 43546c0e0d1fc64b6b80fe1fa99fb6509af5c0a0)
- FC5-i386-disc2.iso (sha1sum: a85ed1ca5b63e2803f29a33ea6a6bc8eb7f63122)
- FC5-i386-disc3.iso (sha1sum: 19d87a4c5f611fa852f20e6a30bb96ead0912354)
- FC5-i386-disc4.iso (sha1sum: bea1e959dbb238773a872f70f8896905cfb7776a)
- FC5-i386-disc5.iso (sha1sum: 3966b3041620f62b5e8c8ade31b3348779cd52e9)

What you do is type the command : sha1sum <isofilename>

When the output is the same as the string mentioned above ( or from the sha1sum file!) then its OK.
If it does not match, well then trash the cd's

The program/executable sha1sum is available under Fedora, , but also under other OS's ( i think )
 
  


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