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Old 05-05-2007, 11:18 AM   #1
Ataraxia841
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Installing Fedora Core 6 on an HP


Hello there,

As I'm still "green" I'm have issues trying to install Fedora Core 6 on an HP Pavillion 553x that my father gave me. He had XP on it and said that it "wasn't running right" (aka all sorts of issues). I downloaded the DVD iso and burned it onto a DVD on my mac but when I try to boot the HP with the DVD it simply starts running in XP. I'm sure there could be a lot of mistakes on my part causing this. Any suggestions for this very vague problem?

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Old 05-05-2007, 03:52 PM   #2
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you should change your bios settings: bios should look for a bootable dvd. so change your boot order.
 
Old 05-05-2007, 04:04 PM   #3
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Also, did you burn the DVD as an iso or as a normal data disk? In other words, when you put the DVD in the machine, do you see a number of files and folders on it, or just the single .iso file? If the latter then you have burned it incorrectly. You need to burn as an iso image. How exactly to do that depends on your burning software.
 
Old 05-06-2007, 01:08 PM   #4
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Thank you both for your responses. I did incorrectly burn the disk and I've gone back and done it the right way. I also got into the BIOS settings for the HP I'm on and changed the order, yet it STILL goes to Windows XP. As I received this desktop from my father he just said it was "acting funny." Wouldn't shut down unless he powered down manually among other things...could this be the source of my problems? I want to just wipe out XP and put on FC6. I obviously welcome your replies, thanks.
 
Old 05-06-2007, 01:22 PM   #5
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I also got into the BIOS settings for the HP I'm on and changed the order, yet it STILL goes to Windows XP.
So you aren't able to load linux from the disc? Does your DVD-drive tries to read from the disc when you are booting? Is there any message on the screen ("no bootable cdrom found")?

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As I received this desktop from my father he just said it was "acting funny." Wouldn't shut down unless he powered down manually among other things...could this be the source of my problems?
You mean Start->Shutdown from the Windows menu doesn't work? Or do you mean the computer didn't power off alone. The latter may be a matter of an old mainboard or an old bios. maybe a bios update solves problems... Otherwise (Windows-shutdown didn't work) your windows was broken.
 
  


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