the minimal boot iso image is one of the optional downloads for Fedora. instead of downloading the full package, you just download pretty much the bare minimum to get the OS running, then install other packages once the OS is installed.
when i put in my cd with the ubuntu iso burned to it i am presented with a menu. Start or install Ubuntu, start in graphics safe mode, memory test, etc.
i can also press F1-F6. i've gone through the help thoroughly. F6 allows me to try different boot options. i've tried plenty. all of them leave me with the system hanging.
inserting the cd with the fedora iso image a blue fedora menu appears. i have the options of running from the image, running from RAM, or verify and run from image. pressing tab allows me to edit the boot options. again i have tried several, but not as many as with ubuntu since i received the same system hang here.
only a couple more details for my ubuntu problem can be found here towards the bottom of the page.
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