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Old 08-06-2008, 06:19 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 6 CD install issues


Hi,

I am new to Linux. I recently received a copy of Fedora Core 6 from an instructor.

My Dad no longer uses his Gateway 500. I thought I would put in a new HD and install Fedora Core 6 on this computer.

The CD Rom Drive on the computer starts the process I choose language and Keyboard etc but when I get to
install it tells me the CD is not installed. Yet the CD is in the same drive that I got the install to start with.

On every other computer the media check tests fine, but on the Gateway I keep getting I/O error.

I'm guessing that the CD rom on the Gateway is either not working properly or cannot read this CD for some reason.

Is there any solution or way around this?

Can I install to the new hard drive via a flash drive or FTP?

I came across this forum in my search for a solution.

Thanks for any suggestions or help you may be able to provide me.
 
Old 08-06-2008, 06:36 PM   #2
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Sorry to say that Fedora 6 is no longer supported. The Current versions are Fedora 8 and Fedora 9

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
 
Old 08-06-2008, 06:48 PM   #3
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Yes you can install via a flash drive or network.

What are the specs of your PC?

You can then select a more appropriate distro
 
Old 08-07-2008, 04:53 PM   #4
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Sorry to say that Fedora 6 is no longer supported. The Current versions are Fedora 8 and Fedora 9

http://fedoraproject.org/en/get-fedora
I have a feeling whether I used Fedora 9 or ubuntu or whatever I would be having the same issue.

Say I used a version that was supported. Any ways around or ways to help expedite the process described above?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 04:55 PM   #5
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Yes you can install via a flash drive or network.

What are the specs of your PC?

You can then select a more appropriate distro
These should be the specs.

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/2800050/280005012.shtml

distro? Does that mean type on Linux?
 
Old 08-07-2008, 05:25 PM   #6
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The via chipsets (such as listed on yours) had limited support in the past. A newer version MAY cure the stated problem. Newer versions will also help with the number of people who will be able to help you. Distro is short for distribution. The strain or breed of the kind of linux you are running(Fedora, RHEL, Centos, Ubuntu, etc). Be aware that there are also 32bit versions, 64bit versions, and PPC (older mac) versions (you would need the 32bit version).
 
Old 08-07-2008, 05:42 PM   #7
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If you have a machine with Windows and a 1GB USB drive you can try making a Fedora USB stick...

http://lifehacker.com/391067/fedora-...on-a-usb-drive
 
  


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