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Old 10-29-2006, 06:12 PM   #1
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using the dvd iso image files

I am new to Linux and have downloaded the 3.3GB dvd image, which consists of 2 files. There is one large file and one small file called the sha1sum file. They were both in a single file folder.
Do these both have to go on the DVD?
I don't know what to do with them.
I assume that each file should be opened with Nero and then burned separately onto the DVD using the create bootable disc option , rather than copying the folder onto a blank DVD.

Sorry, but I'm new to this and have never used Nero before either. The OEM version has been unused on my computer until now.

One other question,
I have defragged my 80gb hard drive to make room for dual booting of Linux with with Windows XP. Even when I do this, the Windows files are still scattered over the entire hard drive. If I format the drive completely, is it likely that my Compaq recovery CD will still work and install Windows again in one section of the hard drive? Maybe recovery CD's automatically format the hard drive anyway?


p.s. If anyone has time to reply to this today, this would be great as I am hoping to get on with this tonight!! Thanks.
Old 10-29-2006, 07:00 PM   #2
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You only need to burn the iso image.

SHA1SUM contains sha1sum checksums used to verify that the iso images are intact. It’s a good idea to verify the iso image before burning it.

From linux command line, change to the iso image/SHA1SUM directory and run:
# sha1sum -c SHA1SUM
You will get several “not found” messages, but the iso name should appear with an “ok” or a fail message.

Alternately, you can have sha1sum calculate the value for your downloaded iso image and then manually compare the calculated checksum to the one in the SHA1SUM file:
# sha1sum FC-6-i386-DVD.iso
There are also windows versions of sha1sum as are described here:
Old 11-01-2006, 05:14 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I now have Fedora on DVD ready to run! It would be great if you could have a look at my other post-

which option do I choose on Fedora install screen?

on the Fedora forum. Thanks again :-)



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