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Old 07-27-2005, 12:23 PM   #1
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FC4 won't boot...


I am trying to install Linux on a new hdd. I down loaded the iso image 1-4 (FC4-x86_64-disc1.iso). I nero to burn the image. I selected to burn it as a boot-able disk. When I begin to install Linux, my computer recongizes the boot, then stalls. I dont know if i burned the image wrong, or forgot a step...

Anybody got any suggestions?

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Old 07-27-2005, 12:44 PM   #2
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Use instead the "Recorder->Burn Image..." option.
 
Old 07-27-2005, 01:03 PM   #3
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Maybe you recieved a faulty download. Did you check the downloads with an MD5sum?
 
Old 07-30-2005, 04:13 PM   #4
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Now Fedora Core 4 Won't Boot

After many many burns I finally got all of my disks to pass the "media check". I used Deep Burner to burn my images. If there is anywhere in this website to post permanent suggestions this would be a candidate. Deep Burner is free and every image I burned passed. Before I found Deep Burner I tried Nero, DVD Decriptor, Burn 4 Free and a couple others... And they all failed!

All of my images passed the sah1sum and the other one m5dsum? or something along thoes lines.

Anyway, after I installed Fedora Core 4, it wont boot...

Any Suggestions?

FC4-x86_64-

AMD 64 3200+
512MB DDR 400 RAM
80GB Hard Disk


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Old 07-30-2005, 04:18 PM   #5
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it would help if you give more detail.
Where does it stop? While loading the kernel?
 
Old 07-30-2005, 04:46 PM   #6
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It doesnt even start...
 
Old 07-30-2005, 04:47 PM   #7
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Re: Now Fedora Core 4 Won't Boot

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Originally posted by markw8500
After many many burns I finally got all of my disks to pass the "media check".
You know, you might want to re-download the ISO's, because re-burning them sure doen't seem to be working. Just my two cents.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 04:51 PM   #8
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I just figured that it was the way I was burning the disk... That is why I didn't try to download them again...

Thanks Anyway
 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:06 PM   #9
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You can always use a different distro, www.distrowatch.com is a good place to start.
 
Old 07-30-2005, 05:48 PM   #10
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What is a distro???

I think I am goint to format and reinstall???

I dont know... Thanks anyway everybody...
 
Old 07-30-2005, 11:36 PM   #11
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Hi,

Disto. simply means Distribution.

The distribution i use and have fallen in love with is Mepis. Once you download the .iso image to a cd, you can use Mepis as a CDLive (run Mepis from the CD instead of installing). Also, whilst using the CDlive, you can install Mepis by clicking on the "Install" icon. The installation is cake too and Mepis comes with QTparted which is a program to partition your harddrives.

Mepis is a great Linux dist. for newbies. Thats what im using right now.

My system is set us as follows:

hda1 40g WinXp (This is my 1st hardrive with my Windows OS on. I primarily use this for games)

hdb1 10g /root (This is where my Mepis installation resides)
hdb2 10 /home (its always a good idea to make a seperate partition for /home as this is where your settings are kept so if your Linux dist. goes funky on you, the /home partition will have all your settings saved)
hdb3 1g SWAP (1g partition made for SWAP)
hdb4 90g This harddrive partition is formated as FAT32 so Windows can also read/write to the drive. This is where i store all my multimedia.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 03:55 AM   #12
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Re: Now Fedora Core 4 Won't Boot

Quote:
Originally posted by markw8500
Before I found Deep Burner I tried Nero, DVD Decriptor, Burn 4 Free and a couple others... And they all failed!

All of my images passed the sah1sum and the other one m5dsum? or something along thoes lines.
Strange, because many peoples I know use Nero and are very satisfied with it, including me. Also, you shouldn't check the md5sum after you burn the images, but before, while the file is still on the harddisk.
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It doesnt even start...
So much for your passed "media check" test.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 09:01 AM   #13
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I will have to give Mepis a try. Thanks.

I also thought it was strange that Nero didnt burn the ISO's correctly either. I ran a search and found that lots of people were satisfied also... I dont know. When I went to "Add" the iso to be burned, it automatically started to look for Nero ISO compliant images... My images were not recognized. After I manually changed it to look for all files, they showed up. Then when i burned them they always failed the media check...
I probably did something wrong... I dont know
 
Old 07-31-2005, 09:07 AM   #14
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When I went to "Add" the iso to be burned
I think here is your mistake: you don't need to add any files. Like I told you in one of my previous posts, start up "Nero Burning ROM", click "Cancel" at the initial "New Compilation" window, then go to "Recorder" menu and select "Burn image...". Then pick your file and go ahead with the burning process.
 
Old 07-31-2005, 10:45 AM   #15
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ah... I will have to try that... Thanks...

Now I am getting closer to running FC4. I have been trying to format my hdd, and it has been giving me nothing but problems. I then tried a "delpart.exe" that I downloaded.
When I slaved my drives, (XP as master and FC4 as slave) I actually booted into FC4...

I didnt understand that at all...

Any suggestions?
 
  


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