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Old 09-18-2012, 07:35 PM   #1
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live cd (fedora) help


im trying to install fedora 17 through i live cd, ive burned it with cdburnerXP and when i try to boot up i just go straight to windows, any suggestions on what to do to make it work?

file name (just in case):Fedora-17-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:15 PM   #2
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When you burned the iso file to CD, did you select burn as image? Do you have the CD drive set to first boot priority? Did you do an md5 checksum to verify the download was good?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:20 PM   #3
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When you burned the iso file to CD, did you select burn as image? Do you have the CD drive set to first boot priority? Did you do an md5 checksum to verify the download was good?
All good advice. As I said in a recent thread:

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There are three ways to burn an ISO, only one of them is correct:

1) Make a data CD with just the ISO file sitting on it - wrong
2) Extract the ISO and burn all of the extracted files onto a CD - wrong
3) Make a CD from the ISO (most burning software has this option, I know Imgburn does and it works very well; the option is something like "Write image file to disk") - correct
The next most common problem is setting the boot priority correctly. Many systems allow you to select the boot device on the fly with F8-12, with others you will need to enter the BIOS and manually change the boot priority to put the CD drive ahead of the internal hard drive.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:23 PM   #4
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All good advice. As I said in a recent thread:



The next most common problem is setting the boot priority correctly. Many systems allow you to select the boot device on the fly with F8-12, with others you will need to enter the BIOS and manually change the boot priority to put the CD drive ahead of the internal hard drive.

i used cdburnerxp and i picked the burn iso image wrong?
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:33 PM   #5
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i used cdburnerxp and i picked the burn iso image wrong?
That's probably right, now just make sure your boot order puts the CD drive ahead of the internal hard drive.
 
Old 09-18-2012, 08:45 PM   #6
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That's probably right, now just make sure your boot order puts the CD drive ahead of the internal hard drive.
it did, im going to give it a shot with imgburner tomorrow and ill post what happened (worked or was a complete failure)
 
Old 09-19-2012, 03:53 PM   #7
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Be sure to set burn at slowest speeds while you are at it.
 
Old 09-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #8
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I burned the CD, lowest speed as you guys said and it dropped into debug and wouldn't even boot the live CD, any suggestions?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 07:54 PM   #9
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Then tell us more about your computer. Does it meet the minimum hardware specs?

Did you test your download?

Is this system known to boot to burned cds?
 
Old 09-19-2012, 09:01 PM   #10
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Then tell us more about your computer. Does it meet the minimum hardware specs?

Did you test your download?

Is this system known to boot to burned cds?
it meets the specs, i know it does but i cant tell you the exact specs but it does, test the download? i have no idea what that is and ive booted an ubuntu live cd and a backtrack 5 live cd (it looked like a cool os even though its hard as shit to use)
 
Old 09-19-2012, 09:25 PM   #11
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Hi:

Here's the step by instructions to install Fedora 17-
These instructions are 2 pages.
Take your time and good luck to you

http://www.linuxbsdos.com/2012/07/19...for-fedora-17/

HTH

Last edited by Ztcoracat; 09-19-2012 at 09:26 PM.
 
Old 09-20-2012, 12:06 AM   #12
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Zicoracat from Grepsenfurtz

Hope you get this -- thread was closed by moderator.

Success!!!! First pic sent via e-mail, thanks to your post making
me aware where problem lay. I was trying to do it using HOME on
desktop to select, then Yahoo to attach & send. Your explanation
of Yahoo part made it clear that HOME part was not needed. It's
absurdly simple now I know what to do, but I sure felt I was
beating my head against the wall trying to get some information.

Thank you, Благоддаря,Спасибо, .....

Mike
 
Old 09-20-2012, 02:01 PM   #13
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Success!!!! First pic sent via e-mail, thanks to your post making
me aware where problem lay. I was trying to do it using HOME on
desktop to select, then Yahoo to attach & send. Your explanation
of Yahoo part made it clear that HOME part was not needed. It's
absurdly simple now I know what to do, but I sure felt I was
beating my head against the wall trying to get some information.

Thank you, Благоддаря,Спасибо, .....

Mike
dafuq was that all about?
 
Old 09-20-2012, 02:19 PM   #14
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dafuq was that all about?
Conclusion to this thread:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...il-4175428063/
 
Old 09-20-2012, 08:15 PM   #15
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Odd as it may seem, downloaded iso images have been wrong. Even though were were told that tcp connections are checked.

Every distro posts a way to test your download. Some use a type called md5 while other use shal or such. You find the posted number and use a program to test.


Since you say other distro's booted that is a good sign.

As to the system, we have to take your word. In general, an iso needs to be burned at the slowest speed to a good or high quality cd/dvd. Some older drives just won't read anything less than very properly written data.

Ram being close to the minimum could cause issues. Some system may take a large chunk for video leaving you too little to run live cd and installer.
 
  


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