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Old 06-05-2006, 12:33 AM   #16
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How did you burn? As ISO or by burning the file (the latter will not work).

Inspect the DVD in another PC; you should see lots of files, not just one (1).
 
Old 06-05-2006, 12:39 AM   #17
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They have Fedora Core in both DVD and CD. If your machine won't boot from a DVD, then grab the 5 CD images. You can get the CD version all over, the first mirror I hit was ftp://ftp.linux.ncsu.edu/pub/fedora/...re/5/i386/iso/

Certifications are really not worth anything more than the paper they are written on. I'm not saying that to discourage you from using and learing it, but going for certification most likely is a waste of your time. Firthermore, RH is kind of the windows-lite of the linux world, and most servers run a less graphical distro, like slack or debian. I'm sure you can install Fedora without X windows, just be forewarned that most real world servers won't be running anything that deals with .rpm files.

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Old 06-05-2006, 12:53 AM   #18
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Did you check the MD5SUM of the iso file after you downloaded it? Perhaps it got corrupted. Also, were you sure that you burned the iso as an image? When you insert the DVD into a Windows machine and browse it, you should see several files and folders. If you just see one file with the .iso extension, that means you burned it incorrectly. You need to burn the DVD as an image.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 01:00 AM   #19
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Quote:
Originally Posted by JimBass
Certifications are really not worth anything more than the paper they are written on. I'm not saying that to discourage you from using and learing it, but going for certification most likely is a waste of your time. Firthermore, RH is kind of the windows-lite of the linux world, and most servers run a less graphical distro, like slack or debian. I'm sure you can install Fedora without X windows, just be forewarned that most real world servers won't be running anything that deals with .rpm files.
Erm ... most big companies that run Linux servers use either Red Hat Enterprise or SuSE/Novell for the support. Both of these are RPM based distros. From what I've heard, Debian also does pretty well and give the number of Debian based distros, it behooves a Linux admin to learn something about them.

Netcraft does on occasion publish stats about Web server use (but database and application servers are big and often run RHEL or SuSE since that's what the big database vendors such as Oracle target for). The latest Netcraft stats I could easily dig up are here.

I do agree somewhat with your points about certs, though. IMO no certification can replace real work experience.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 01:44 AM   #20
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One thing everyone overlooked: I belive perhaps you need the 64bit version of Fedora since you run a AMD 64, You may have downloaded the 32 bit version. Here is the link to the 64bit version of FC5 DVD. Give that a try it should work.

If that doesn't work. Maybe you don't have a DVD compatible ROM.

ALso you may need to reburn the .iso using Nero, using Copy Image to Disk

Good luck

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Old 06-05-2006, 02:01 AM   #21
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You can still run 32-bit distros on a 64-bit machine, so the choice is yours whether you use the 32-bit version or the 64-bit version.
 
Old 06-05-2006, 02:06 AM   #22
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The differnece is 64 is more optimized for 64 bit cpus?
 
Old 06-05-2006, 06:49 AM   #23
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Yep, but as said the 32bit version should also work and for that reason it's not the cause of the problem.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 02:53 PM   #24
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I downloaded it and it is all on a folder called bordeaux-DVD-I386 and inside is a ISO file called FC-5-I386-DVD and another file called SHA1SUM.
I have nero 7, how can I burn it as an Image? is this a 64-bit version? I would like a 64-bit version and in order to double boot it with windows should I create a separate boot partition so windows boots the pc or should the booting files be on the master boot record with the windows booting files? and if I do that isn't it going to overwrite the windows booting files.
I have been trying to install it for quite a while and any help is appreciated.
thanks.
 
Old 06-10-2006, 03:04 PM   #25
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That's the 32-bit version (given the "i386" in the filename). You'll likely have less problems if you use the 32-bit version, because there are some things you can't get for 64-bit yet, like the Macromedia Flash plugin (IIRC). There may be a way to use 32-bit apps in a 64-bit environment, but not sure about this myself ("32-bit chroot" or something).

I can't remember how to use Nero (and I haven't got Windows on this machine so I can't check for you), but just look around the menu for a "burn image" option. You can let Fedora's bootloader be written to the MBR. Yes, it will overwrite Windows' bootloader, but that's ok because both GRUB and LILO can be used to boot Windows.

Edit: before you do install, you might want to back up your data on your Windows partition(s), in case you something goes wrong.

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Old 06-12-2006, 02:57 AM   #26
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Nero Express 6 (7 will not differ much I guess):
Start Nero express (on my box start->programs->nero->nero oem->nero express); you can also access it from nero smartstart.
Select disc image or saved project from the menu.
Select the iso from the file dialog
Burn it
Once you have burned it, your DVD should contain a lot of files (not just one).
 
Old 06-13-2006, 05:23 PM   #27
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I installed FC5 on my laptop but how do I connect to a wireless network and wired network? and it doesn't give me any video resolution over 600x800, that's the most I can get. do I have to get drivers? and do they have to be specifically made for linux? sorry I never used anything but windows, and I like linux a lot just like mac osx which I want to learn too. so please don't hate me because I only know how to use windows, I'm really openminded to other operating systems.
 
Old 06-13-2006, 05:28 PM   #28
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Can you give us some info about your network hardware please? Running "dmesg" and "lspci" (or "/sbin/lspci") and posting the output here would be useful. As for your resolution problem, please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. It may just be that higher resolutions aren't present in the file, which is easily fixed.

Edit: you will need to run these commands in a terminal window. Look for entries like "xterm", "Terminal" or "Konsole" in the menus of whatever desktop environment you're using.

It'd be stupid to hate someone just because they only knew how to use one OS or another!

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Old 06-13-2006, 06:14 PM   #29
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for a wireless network I have a Wireless Connectivity 54g™ 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM / SpeedBooster support I don't know what "dmesg" and "lspci" (or "/sbin/lspci") and for video card I have a Video Graphics ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M IGP. all my laptop's hardware is posted on the first page of this thread. is that what this is called or do we just call it a posting.
when it comes to os's the reason why I said that is because in school there was a guy who used always used to say how bad windows was, so you know there is people like that so that's why I said it.
I just want to learn regardless of preferences, I think all of them are cool and I want to know about it.
does linux use drivers or does it work differently? how can I connent to a wireless network so I can go onlyne and use linux more than windows so I can get used to it and learn more about it.
thanks
 
Old 06-13-2006, 07:13 PM   #30
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dav3
for a wireless network I have a Wireless Connectivity 54g™ 802.11b/g WLAN with 125HSM / SpeedBooster support I don't know what "dmesg" and "lspci" (or "/sbin/lspci") and for video card I have a Video Graphics ATI RADEON® XPRESS 200M IGP. all my laptop's hardware is posted on the first page of this thread. is that what this is called or do we just call it a posting.
when it comes to os's the reason why I said that is because in school there was a guy who used always used to say how bad windows was, so you know there is people like that so that's why I said it.
I just want to learn regardless of preferences, I think all of them are cool and I want to know about it.
does linux use drivers or does it work differently? how can I connent to a wireless network so I can go onlyne and use linux more than windows so I can get used to it and learn more about it.
thanks
One area that's still not quite completely ironed out in linux is the wireless card support. That's probably why your install didn't automagically recognize your wireless. Your wireless description is not very accurate (wireless vendors often change their chipsets but keep it looking the same on the outside. i'm guessing yours referrs to one of the broadcom ones?), which is why we wanted more detailed information from the machine itself. What Nylex meant by lspci is to post the output (lspci is a program. you can run it by going to a shell and typing `lspci' and ENTER at the prompt. if this does not work, try using the full pathname `/sbin/lspci'. then, copy and paste the output to the forum). This will tell us what chipset your wireless card uses, so we can try to help you solve that problem.

There is one reassuring fact about wireless: there's always a fallback method (i.e., ndiswrapper). What I mean is, that if you try everything but cannot get your wireless to work, there is a method using windows drivers. This is not preferred, however, it relies on closed-source methods.

Osor

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md5sum and sha1sum are also programs. These are there to verify the integrity of files. For example, if you download the fedora core iso file, you can run the command `sha1sum FC-1.iso'. Then compare the output to the value on the mirror (SHA1SUMs.txt). If they match, you can be almost 100% certain that the cd image downloaded correctly.
 
  


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