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Old 04-16-2004, 05:19 AM   #1
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I've Downloaded 3 Fedora ISOs, Now What Do I Do?


I've downloaded Fedora ISO files onto CDs. I've managed to make a boot diskette.

Upon boot up, the command is "boot".

What do I do next to install the contents of the 3 CDs?

Thanks
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:31 AM   #2
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Well, the boot disk most likely is not necessary, unless your BIOS does not allow you to boot from the CD. You could take a look here:

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.asp?p=169466

for a better description of installing Fedora. It's no different from Windows install, basically
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:41 AM   #3
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Megaman X

The 3 CDs I had copied the ISO files can't be read by my CD drive. Why?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:46 AM   #4
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i've been told that, ".img files are like .iso for CD rom, the file itself is just a storage for the the data within. You need something to extract the data and write it, and that is rawrite."

What does this mean?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:52 AM   #5
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The file with the .img extension is probably 1440K in size. This is the floppy image file. You should write it to floppy with the Rawwrite program:

http://uranus.it.swin.edu.au/~jn/linux/rawwrite.htm

Then you can boot from that floppy.
 
Old 04-16-2004, 05:59 AM   #6
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I now can boot from the floppy.

The cursor rests with the word "boot:"

What do I do next, Bill?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:04 AM   #7
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Insert first CD, type

linux mediacheck

and press "Enter".
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:21 AM   #8
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Am getting error message:

"Loading vmlinuz....
Boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue."
 
Old 04-16-2004, 06:53 AM   #9
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Try another floppy (this could have bad sectors on it or something)
or another image file (from the "images" directory).

Look what Megaman told you. If you have a relatively new computer
then you can boot via CD. Without messing with those floppy disks.

Do you have windows on your computer? If you installed it via CD
then you can do that with Linux too. And by the way have you
checked md5 sums before burning those CDs?
 
Old 04-16-2004, 07:21 AM   #10
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zahrul, sounds like you could have burned those images wrongly. You not really have to extract them (were they .iso right?). If you use Nero to burn images, fire up Nero, then choose "Disk Image or Saved Project" then find your image and burn it. Regardless your CD burner tool of choice, the important thing is that you don't burn the images directly, but "mount" them properly. Here you will find some tutorials about how to burn isos:

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

Good luck!
 
  


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