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Old 06-22-2007, 11:14 PM   #1
ceilingFan
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corrupt disc/download


I am in the process of updating my system, I merrily bought a new hard-drive, and downloaded the six ISO's the distro - Fedora 6 if it matters.

Did the check sums with sha1sum, they all agreed with the originals.

Burned the CD's, and started the instalation. At the media check stage three of the six CD's are reported as bad - discs 2,3 and 5.

Go back and burn those three again, at half the speed. Start installation again, the three re-burned discs are all bad again.

Download disc 2, burn it for the third time. At installation this last version of disc 2 is still bad.


Questions :

Is it possible for the download to be corrupted if the check sums are fine? If yes, about how often would it happen?

Should I get a fresh supply of blanks and keep burning?

Any ideas?

If I have such bad luck with CD's will I be lucky in love?
 
Old 06-23-2007, 03:58 AM   #2
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The media check in Fedora and related distros is known to be buggy so don't always trust the results.
 
Old 06-23-2007, 09:56 AM   #3
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problem solved

thanks reddazz,

For reference, the kernel bug that causes this can be avoided with:
linux mediacheck ide=nodma
at the install comand prompt. Check discs, then reboot and install
 
  


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