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I just recieved my copy of the Fedora 9 x86, and it doesn't seem to work. I first put the DVD in when XP was running, but it just opened the DVD as a file to and I could only see the DVD images. I did what it said, and turned off my laptop, put in the DVD, and turned it on, but then it booted XP again. I went to tried to boot from a temporary startup device, but the DVD wasn't shown. I tried in the BIOS startup setup to change it to the CD drive, and it still booted XP. I have a CDRW/DVD drive, and a x86 system, so whats wrong? How can I install Fedora 9 on my system? I only have 2 days left of XP, so please hurry.
Its F12 for me, I press it, and there is no CD or DVD drive listed to boot from.
There is nothing wrong with my CD/DVD drive, I can put in the DVD with XP running and it reads the disk, I'm just not able to boot from it. It only allows me to boot from the Harddrive, Legacy floppy drive, or IBA slot 4. something.
hi when you turn on your pc go to your BIOS F12, change the booting first device to your DVD drive and restart the pc, I think that is your problem. Remember that if u want to install fedora and still have XP in ur pc u need to creat a partition for ur fedora.
I was told that the Fedora 9 DVD will format and partition by itself, or before installation or something.
And like I said, it doesn't seem to recognize that anything bootable is in the DVD drive when in BIOS, only when XP see's that there is a disk in.
Thank you very much for answering, but how do I open or use this file?
You save it to a place on your windows installation, say your desktop, and then double-click it like you would any other windows .exe executable wizard file. It then starts up the net-installation process for fedora.