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I've had no problems with Linux Mint Live CD's, Mandriva works fine too, but after burning the latest Fedora 14 Gnome Live CD, boot attempts result in flashing Caps Lock/Num Lock and the optical drive just spinning but not seeking ... off into never-neverland.
Computer is HP 2530p with L9600 CPU.
Download checks out as good, tried burning a different CD but no change.
I have administered SAMBA and stuff like that before, but this is kinda a newbie question ...
in both cases "Linux Mint Live CD's, Mandriva works fine too." It couldn't be a bad SATA connection because that would have affected Mint as well, right? And if the boot sequence was off, it would likewise have affected the other distros. I'm just having a wild guess and thinking maybe Fedora doesn't like my graphics card or something...
I had the same result using a Fedora derivative called Fuduntu-14.5-i386-LiveDVD ... it would not boot either. The caps lock/num lock indicators flash as a pair five times, then pasuse, for a total of five iterations of that.
I am using a program called ImgBurn to create the CD/DVD's.
I downloaded the latest systemrescuecd-x86-1_6_4.iso and burned that last night and it boots just fine.
This leads me to conclude something about the Fedora and its derivatives don't like my system!