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Old 01-13-2005, 07:45 PM   #1
Michael Davont
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Exclamation Help Installing Fedora Core


Please help i am completely new to Linux and i downloades the FC3-i386-disk 1 through 4 and i cannot get it to boot and run the installation from the CD-Rom i currently now have NO Operating System and need one badly and i am tired of Windows Crashing on me so i decided to use this but i cant even get it to install so please help.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:53 PM   #2
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unfortunately, with the release of fedora 2, you can no longer make boot floppies, so if you cant boot from cd, your kinda outta luck

try downloading redhat9 ISO's, making boot floppies using rawwritewin and then booting from those

look for guides on google, its actually quite simple

--adam
 
Old 01-13-2005, 07:53 PM   #3
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Take a look at the disks you burned with winblows. Is it full of files and folders? If it only has the one iso file it was burned incorrectly. You cannot burn as a data disk. You need to select burn image to disk.

Also have you checked you MD5checksums?
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:34 PM   #4
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also what about the BIOS setting. Just a thought.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 09:56 PM   #5
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also what about the BIOS setting. Just a thought.
Good idea.

More clarification: In your BIOS set it to boot from the CD drive first
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:02 AM   #6
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I always have it set to CD for this kind of reason
 
Old 01-14-2005, 12:27 AM   #7
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Try Smart Boot Manager as your boot floppy.
I works very well with FC3.
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm
 
Old 01-19-2005, 11:33 AM   #8
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just an idea. you are prompted to enter F-8 and force booting from the cddrive.
 
  


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