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Old 03-07-2006, 12:10 AM   #1
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installing fc4


I am having a problem with getting the DISC 1 to start. I downloaded teh 4 discs from Fedora. I started with FC4-i386-SRPMS-disc1.iso /2/3/4 after burning the 4 CDs I can not get the CD to start. Windows 2000 does not how how to read it or can not execute iso file. So I downloaded the files FC4-i386-disc1.iso /2/3/4 and still windows can run it. Of course I tried to run it when I rebooted the machine but no luck.
Did any body has similar problem. I need help.
After all the issue, if I get it to work, can I install Oracle on Linux on it?

TIA
Tarek
 
Old 03-07-2006, 12:25 AM   #2
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Do you have your bios configured to boot up from cdroms?

Hit f12, f1, del or whatever buttons takes you to your bios setup screen. Goto advance bios configuration and change the order from there. Instructions depend on your motherboard. It should be in the your computer manual somewhere. However most new computers do come preconfigured to boot from cd, so your problem is more likely that you burned a bad disc. Fedora discs are burned using iso660 basically meaning, that regardless you should be able to atleast open up the disc atleast see some folders. Sounds like you either have a bad burner, or lack a decent burning program.

Try this program for windows.

http://fileforum.betanews.com/downlo...n/1128426215/1

Its very reliable and its free. Make sure you burn at 8x or lower. Using max speed can sometimes cause problems for install discs.(this is just for bootable discs, go ahead and use max speed for everything else.)

If the link/mirror is down try the main site http://www.imgburn.com/.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 06:01 PM   #3
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Make sure the cds are burned correctly. Fist test is really simple. Just open the CD in Windows and look what it has. If there are firectories and files on the cd - that's what you should have. Try to boot from it (make sure to switch boot sequence in bios).

Oracle: Yes, you can install it on Linux. I've done it once and it works, but the installer tends to produce meaningless errors - it takes time to understand (search) what the error means (usually simple things, easily solved).
 
Old 03-07-2006, 06:59 PM   #4
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i am trying to boot Fedora core 4 also. i'm booting from an old Windows 98 machine, and i cannot install the cd-rom drive without the Windows 98 cd, although in BIOS it reads the CD-ROM drive but when booting the disc says " please insert media into appropriate boot device"
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:18 PM   #5
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If you did everything Mara said (=made sure you burned the FC4-i386-disc1.iso correctly), it might still be your bios fault.
An easy way to get past this is by using this boot floppy:
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

Last edited by jens; 03-07-2006 at 07:19 PM.
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:20 PM   #6
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dont dual post
 
Old 03-07-2006, 07:34 PM   #7
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dont dual post
Could be the same problem and the OP did ask:
Quote:
Originally Posted by t_elzanaty@yahoo.com
Did any body has similar problem
Doesn't look like a dual post to me (...and it doesn't harm to be less picky against newbies...).
 
Old 03-08-2006, 01:23 AM   #8
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im saying he made another thread with that same post
 
  


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