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I just burned my Fedora5 DVD and I try to run it on a Sony VAIO VGN-TX70P, as soon as I reboot the laptop the first screen showed up and I saw the command "memtest". I typed this command but after 3 minutes I decided to stop the process using the esc key. After presing the esc key twice I tried to ctrl Alt Del to reboot it, but nothing happend, of course, the command is halting but I cannot reboot my computer.
The laptop is frozen (memtest86 v1.65), the screen has 4 options: (ESC)Reboot (c)configuration (SP)scroll_lock and (CR)scroll_unlock
Right you are, I did not note that it is a laptop , by the way memtest is a very good choice to check the memory, I recently checked a laptop with strange behavior, and when I checked its (1024 MB) RAM with memtest I found that its memory chips are defective, and the owner of the laptop get them changed by the seller under the warranty.
I do not think that (marciano81) still waiting for our replies to reboot his laptop, but it is a pleasure to talk to all of you here so lon as we are all in the same boat (Linux), so let's sail far and far,
best regards for the open brains.
Thanks num-one, bosewitch & syg00... sorry to be a newbie, thanks to you guys. I'm still learning Linux, by the way, I reboot my laptop so far, but when I tested the CD before to proceed to install the SW, said that the DVD has an error. I tried two times with the same error.
I want to try in another DVD burner... do you have a good program to download to burn DVD. I'm using rOXIO FOR sONY VAIO
If the iso file is OK, I recommend to reburn the DVD again using the same DVD burner program (Roxio), I used to burn CDs with Roxio and it is very reliable, I do not have a DVD burner so I can not say any thing about recommended DVD Burning software, But I think that If the iso file is OK, you may try burn it again using a good DVD media, and if the (Check Media) in the Installation program failed again with an error messages saying that you can not install from that media, so try to download the Iso file again, because the first download may be has some defects.
It is a very good idea to run an md5 check sum on the file that you downloaded before you burn it. It also is good to have the burner program verify the data on the disk after it burns. K3b in Linux can do this easily, but I don't know if MS software can do this (maybe too primative?).
Google for "md5 sum how to windows" and "verify cdrom data". Look at the instructions for the burner software also. I have had much better luck burning CD's at slow speeds than at the automatic or fastest speed (I use half the burner speed). A DVD is an aweful lot of software; why not trysomething a little smaller?
I will say it but do not laugh
I always burn at 2x, yes 2x I mean, my CD-WR is old and it's max speed is 12x, but after using it for about three years I found that only 2x speed, is the reliable speed that produce good CDs. any increase in the writing speed will produce defective CDs,
So it is a good advice to slow down the speed when writing.
A note about the first reply of (marciano81):
If you press the power button and the machine does not shutdown just keep the button pressed for about 3-5 seconds, and the machine will shutdown.