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Old 01-25-2010, 06:20 PM   #1
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Booting Fedora from a disk


Hi,
I'm fairly new to UNIX operating systems, but we're working with Fedora in college for C programming, so I'm trying to get it on my own computer at home to work on.
I have an iMac, and I also have a disc with Fedora on it (along with sabayon and slax and a few others). I tried booting my computer from the disc, but when I got to the localhost login bit, I couldn't get any further. I have searched for this query already, but seemingly all the answers assume that it was installed beforehand. I haven't installed anything, just put in the disc and changed the settings to 'boot from disc' before restarting the computer.
Am I missing something?
Also as a separate query, how do I partition the hard drive so I can run Fedora alongside Leopard? And what is the story with virtual machines?
Thanks for all the help!
 
Old 01-25-2010, 07:41 PM   #2
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If you are unable to boot from disk, probably the problem was not making drive as "bootable disk".
 
Old 01-26-2010, 02:10 AM   #3
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I have an iMac, and I also have a disc with Fedora on it
MOST LIKELY you have a .i686 version of fedora
is that imac a ppc or a 686 intel

for the mac ppc
http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora-ppc
 
Old 01-26-2010, 07:24 PM   #4
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The disc is Fedora 9 Live - I believe it's the latest version.
My iMac is also only about seven or eight months old, so it has the latest of everything really. (I'm not sure if that's 686 intel or not)

The problem is not not being able to boot from a disc, it's the fact that I don't know the localhost login and password, because I never created one.
 
Old 01-26-2010, 08:41 PM   #5
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for the live cd it is
user
password

Please READ the fedora docs
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/

Also Fedora 9 is VERY out dated
Fedora's life cycle is ONLY 13 months

The current version of fedora is Fedora 12.
 
Old 01-27-2010, 05:39 PM   #6
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ok thanks, so it's not as new as I thought

I tried 'user' and 'password' and it still didn't work though. What else can I do?

I've also got a few other UNIX systems:
sabayon 3.5 Pod
Slax 6.0
ubuntu 9.04
Mandriva 2009.1
all on cd.
Considering all I want it for at the moment is to work on C programming, which one is my best bet?
 
Old 01-27-2010, 08:38 PM   #7
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well for the live cd there should be no password needed but user and password are standard defaults
 
  


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