fedora core disc
There are several good sources of CDs/DVDs, just check here
fedoraproject dot org slash wiki slash Distribution slash OnlineVendors
one good example is http "://" linux-distro dot co dot uk slash shop
(sorry I took all the dots and slashes out of teh addresses but i was not allowed to post URLs apparently!!!)
Your vendor is in the list, so why not tell them the medium was bad and ask them for a new one. After all, these things happen, and they are certainly trustworthy.
Always do check media before installing!!!
Another advice, if you wish, is the following.
I had installed 64-bit Fedora Core 5 and I was annoyed by the many problems that go with 64 bit not being ready. I mean, Linux is ready, the kernel works fine, but many applications are not ready so you have:
- double packages, installing both the 32- and the 64-bit version
- problems with many browsers plug-ins.
I also did not manage to watch movies.
Probably people that are better at Linux than me manage to make 64-bit FC5 work for them. I decided to re-install FC5 for i386 (works fine for any P4 even those with EM64T). I am very happy: my PC is lighting fast, I do not detect any loss in performance, it actually seems faster to me than when I had the 64-bit version installed. I have not measured, but it is humanly as fast as you may wish it to be, I find.
Hope this is helpful.