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Old 10-27-2011, 09:53 AM   #1
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How do I install linux on a new system


First I insert the live dvd of fedora, then I restart the computer. I hit delete to enter the system bios, enter the settings, enter the save and exit, select boot override, choose and enter sata:HL-DT-ST dvdram gh242n570, which starts fedora I get fedora will start in 10 seconds, I wait for it to start. the screen turns black and
ata1.01 failed to boot
ata2.02 failed to boot
appears on the upper left side of the screen. then the fedora load screen appears and it shows that it is loading. Which stops just before it finishes and the screen turns black again with the message
ata1.01 failed to boot
ata2.02 failed to boot
ata1.01 failed to boot
ata1.01 failed to boot
ata1.01 failed to boot
ata1.01 failed to boot
dropping to bug shell.
sh:can't access tty: job control turned off
dracut:/#
I really appreciate the help.
I'm using the msi p67a-c43(b3) motherboard with a intel i7 proccessor.
I tried asking for help a few days ago and didn't have this information on hand, lesson learned, if I'm to ask for assistance be thorough with the question. Thanks again.
 
Old 10-27-2011, 09:58 AM   #2
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It appears to be a Fedora-specific problem as far as I can tell from Google.

http://forums.fedoraforum.org/showth...93#post1510193 suggests that it will let you run "dmesg" and there is a broken link somewhere.

Is there a reason you chose Fedora? If not, then perhaps you could try another distro instead
 
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:29 PM   #3
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It could be one of theses reasons
-That Fedora may not be compatible with your hardware.
-The DVD didn't Burn Properly.
-It didn't download properly. Did you check The MD5Checksum?
 
Old 10-28-2011, 08:31 AM   #4
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What is a MD5Checksum?
 
Old 10-28-2011, 09:43 AM   #5
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Hi,

The 'md5sum' or 'hash' is very important to learn to use and too regularly get in the habit of utilizing it. You can get a sum checker for M$ if need be; 'md5sum.exe'.


For GNU/Linux the 'man md5sum' will get you all the information to perform the check. You can get the 'man command' from the 'cli' at anytime.

If you downloaded the CD/DVD ISO then be sure to check the md5sum for the original ISO. From the cli;
Code:
 ~#cd /downloadisolocation      #cdromiso.iso cdromiso.md5
 ~#md5sum -c cdromiso.md5       #substitute the correct name to check
If the ISO md5 is OK then you should check the image burn with 'CdromMd5sumsAfterBurning''.

This way you will know if the burn was OK!

This will check the download ISO with the known md5sum that you also get with the ISO. You should do the check for any download ISO that you might perform, even a LiveCD. Plus burn the image. Sometimes you may need to lower the burn rate to get a valid burn.

These links and others can be found at 'Slackware-Links'. More than just SlackwareŽ links!
 
Old 10-28-2011, 10:02 AM   #6
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Thank you. I am really grateful for the Unix help.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 09:22 PM   #7
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There are a few buggy cd drives too that might cause it. Knoppix used something like noatapi boot setting. Dunno about fedora. Try other live cd's just to check.

Since you say new however it might be that the chipset on the motherboard or some sata driver not on that distro.

As any of the above suggest too.
 
Old 10-28-2011, 10:00 PM   #8
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I've never had a good experience trying to install with a DVD....no matter what distro that I chose. IMHO, it is better to use a CD with a direct plug in to the Internet.
 
Old 10-30-2011, 01:14 AM   #9
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okay got it thank you

I got it with a flash drive. so now I have fedora 14. Now the OS doesn't see my DVD player installed into the sata, or the dvdrw I use threw USB. I've partitioned the hard drive into two sec.s one for fedora 14 and the other for knoppix 6.71 and neither one see any kind of dvdrw, internal nor external. What am I doing wrong that I can not locate the dvd writers and players?
If I go to the System Profiler and Benchmark (Main Menu>System Tools>System Profiler and Benchmark) in Knoppix it doesn't even see the dvd player internally or externally. In fedora I can not locate devices at all (yet).
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