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Old 09-20-2005, 08:31 AM   #1
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Problem at installing Linux Fedora Core 4


I don't know if this is the right place to put this question but here it goes anyway..

I have a problem at installing the Linux Fedora Core 4 distribution package. When I try to boot it from a disk a weird error accures. Here's a picture about it.

myy.helia.fi/~a0500248/ongelma/virhe2.JPG

This happens after I press Enter on the very first screen after you have booted and put the CD in.

Help!
 
Old 09-20-2005, 10:29 AM   #2
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Did you check the sha1sums before burning the iso to cdrom?
 
Old 09-20-2005, 11:40 AM   #3
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Yes I did. There's nothing wrong in that part.

Last edited by Valkeanmieli; 09-20-2005 at 11:42 AM.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 12:13 PM   #4
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I did some googling and came up with a possible work-around...
At the boot prompt, type: mediacheck
That will likely pop an error so type this next: linux mediacheck

You could also try starting with the command: linux acpi=off
 
Old 09-20-2005, 03:15 PM   #5
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I tried these but.. the only one that "worked" was "linux mediacheck" and the program checked the CD 1. result was this: "PASS It is OK to install from this media" and I got to the installation view but the same kernel error accured later and the program wanted to reboot. I have no idea what to do.. I'm a real newbie and this error is a very huge problem for me to deal with.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 03:55 PM   #6
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Well I'm not exactly a newbie but have never had any errors from the installation cds. My boxes are very boring and just install and run so I have to cruise the forums to see how the poor people live.
Have you tried to re-burn CD1? Other than that I don't know but maybe some more googling.
 
Old 09-20-2005, 05:01 PM   #7
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Yep, done that one too. Same error comes. I guess I have to try some other distribution package but I'm quite sure that this same error will come with them too..
 
Old 09-20-2005, 08:59 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Valkeanmieli
Yep, done that one too. Same error comes. I guess I have to try some other distribution package but I'm quite sure that this same error will come with them too..
I had a smimular problem. It turned out the the media didn't like the cd drive. I put a newer drive in and all was well. Just a thought.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 03:28 AM   #9
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The weird thing right now is that I tried to install it again after I had tried another CD drive (what didn't work either) and for some odd reason I was able to install fedora core 4 but after it wants to reboot the same error come up again. So after many attempts to boot it and finish the sound questions and other stuff I got bored and tried to install the fedora core 3. Well it didn't work either! BUT after a few times of trying it did work and now I have Fedora core 3. But I still want that goddamn Fedora Core 4! So if anyone have some ideas what to do now, please tell me.
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:39 PM   #10
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There's probably a hardware error which is being tripped by the Fedora 4 installation process. This is a really excellent summary:

http://www.fedoraproject.org/wiki/HardwareProblems
 
Old 09-22-2005, 04:55 PM   #11
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If you have the ISO images on you HD, you can install from them without using a CD drive at all. See
here a for "how-to."
 
Old 01-18-2006, 06:10 AM   #12
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Solution to Problem instaling Fedora Core 4

I had the same problem. It appears to be a compatibility issue with the CD drive. As I already had Fedora Core 2 installed and working, I copied the files vmlinuz and initrd.img from the 1st CD of Fedora Core 4 to my /boot, edited grub.conf so that I could boot this image. On booting I was prompted for CD#1 and installation went smoothly. After installation there is no problem in using the CD drive.
 
  


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