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Downloaded Fedora 10 installation DVDs , both i386 and x64
Can't install them on my new system !!!!! HELP
Problem description below =>
1.booting from installation DVD. 2.choosing system language 3.choosing keyboard layout 4. ---- ! after setup asks me to choose media from which i'm going to install system:
thats it!!!! Stucking on this step 1.choosing CD/DVD, it says me that no CD/DVD drive found on system which contains installation image. 2.choosing HDD.
/dev/sda5 ?Acronis secure zone?
+20gb free space for Fedora setup
i don't know exactly but i think that sda1 is my C disk in WinXP with extracted dvd iso C:\fedora\images\install.img
So it shows me error: "error finding install.img sda1 (or other) doesn't contain install.img (my path to img: sda1 => /fedora/images/install.img )" ******* smth like this
Asus P6t DELUXE; i7 920; Corsair Dom. 1600 6gb; DVD-RW!!!=IDE NEC Optiarc DVD/CD-RW; 160gb SATA baracuda; ATI HD4830 512 mb
IDE implemented through Marvel IDE controller.
SATA over ICH10R (intel southbridge)
I think problem is with this Marvel controller, but don't know what is the problem with HDD installation
Today will try to check partition labels with knopix live cd
ANY ADVICE SUGGESTION are much more than welcome
Last edited by DarkSlayer; 03-26-2009 at 10:41 AM.
Well, that's a very strange question that's being asked.
I presume that you burned the DVD iso image as a DVD image to your DVD to create a bootable DVD,
that you've set your BIOS to boot from the DVD and
that you're looking at the Fedora installation menu.
If all of those assumptions are correct, you should have never see the "Choose the installation media" question, since, at that point, anaconda would have been running from the DVD and the question would have been redundant.
That question is, normally, only asked if you are running anaconda as a stand-alone program instead of a part of a complete installation package.
I suspect that you failed to create a bootable DVD (step 1, above) or that you did not boot your system from the DVD (step 2).
Note that burning an ISO image is a special task, and not the same thing as burning a DVD containing an ISO image file.
OK, here's a (possible) easy work-around (assuming you've got a high speed internet connection). Download and burn the Fedora 10 LiveCD. (Which is only a CD image, so not to big a download.) Then boot the LiveCD. If that works, you should have Fedora 10 running from the CD. (If not, then F10 may not be compatible with your hardware.)
If, then, you get F10 running from the LiveCD, pick the "Install to HD" option from the menu. Once you've installed F10, reboot (to verify it works), get you Internet connection working, an run "yum update" to get your system current. (That's need because both the DVD and LiveCD ISO files are quite out of date.)
Then just install the software you need from the Fedora repositories. (I'd also suggest that you add the rpm-fusion repositories to /etc/yum.repos.d/, but you may not need anything in those repositories - they contain, mostly, applications encumbered by proprietary licenses like, for example, the nVidia display drivers.)
As you u know i had i386 and x86_64 installation dvds.
I did download both fedora netinstalls.
i stopped on Fedora 10 x64, so i used Fedora-10-x86_64-netinst.iso
liveusb-creator installed net iso on my usb drive in couple clicks.
i booted from my already bootable usb.
Choose "install from HDD". And here we go... it can see my USB drive. i choose it. And anacoda started !!!!!!!!! no visual interface, but dos like. But it's ok now. I can install Fedora on my pc.
Only problem i've created two linux partitions:
/swap ext3 1024mb
/ ext3 19600mb (root)
after clicking confirming selection it shows me message which says that i didn't creat SWAP partiton, and if i want to continue without it.
Whats the problem ?
And after i'll do my netinstall how can i use my DVD to load all repos soft programms ???? Will netinstall have KDE or GNOME ???? Or after install finishs, i've to reboot from DVD and click update system ?
Originally Posted by linus72
OK-both of you can boot from USB right?
if you can boot from USB or even floppy-we can install Fedora 10.
As an alternative-download the Fedora-10-i386-netinst.iso or the NetbootCD-2.2.iso
( http://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/fedora/linux...86-netinst.iso )
( http://downloads.tuxfamily.org/netbo...bootCD-2.2.iso )
Now, if using the NetbootCD it also can net-install Debian/Ubuntu/OpenSuse/Mandriva/CentOS/and Slackware 12.2-but you gotta know all the mirrors for Slackware.
Do you have a USB port that it can boot from??
If you have USB port but can't boot from-do you have a floppy drive??
I'm assuming you have a bootable USB port-if you don't post back and I'll tell you how to with a floppy drive...
Anyway-download either one and extract the iso to a folder-in Ubuntu just right-click on the iso-select "extract here".
Go into the folder it made-for this one we're gonna do fedora10 netinstall,
in the fedora 10 folder will be 2 folders-"images" and "isolinux".
Go into the isolinux folder ( goto the top of the file browser-click "edit"-now click "select all" and then "cut") and move all that stuff back up into the fedora 10 folder-now delete the empty "isolinux" folder.
Find the isolinux.cfg file-rename it "syslinux.cfg" by right-clicking on it-"rename".
Open the syslinux.cfg with a text editor-right-click-"open with...text editor".
Now put a "/" in front of all these words-
Now-sometimes "vesamneu.c32" doesn't work-So where it says "DEFAULT /boot/vesamuenu.c32" change it to
You won't get a splash screen so just hit enter when it boots up and says "boot-"
So just put that "/" wherever you see the words above in the syslinux.cfg.
Now-there's two ways to get SYSLINUX (ldlinux.sys) onto your USB-through the terminal or manually-
Terminal first-simply type "syslinux -s /dev/sdxx" where "xx" is your USB-if your USB is sdf1 it would be "syslinux -s /dev/sdf1" that will install syslinux to the USB-BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR USB YOU COULD INSTALL IT TO YOUR HARD DRIVE-BE CAREFUL!
The manual way is easier and safer! Download "Billix" for USB-
( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix )
Now, same thing-extract Billix to a folder-go into the Billix folder and find "ldlinux.sys"-this is SYSLINUX! Move/copy this into your USB by using copy/paste-now you have syslinux installed to USB!
Set the "bootable flag" on your USB by opening Gparted-select "Gparted" up top and select "devices" and you should see the usb-it should look like this(the highlighted blue line-screenshot.
Right-click on the blue line-select "manage flags" and check the "boot" flag.
Your almost done=Now you must know the URL for the full Fedora10-here's the Fedora10DVD url-
( http://mirror.its.uidaho.edu/pub/fed...0-i386-DVD.iso )
Your set-reboot and download Fedora!
NetbootCD should have the mirrors for you, maybe-here's the usb install-
As before extract the netbootcd iso to a folder-if an error comes up you can use "Gmountiso"-right-click on the iso and select "open with Gmountiso"-when it opens click the "open" tab for the "mount point"-choose CDROM0 or whatever.
Now hit the mount button-Now hit the "jump to" button.
A folder will open up with the iso contents-go to the top of the browser and click "edit", "select all", and "copy"-it won't make a folder so paste the contents into an empty folder.
OK-now go into the netbootcd "boot" folder-now rename "slax.cfg" to "syslinux.cfg". Now-right-click on the new syslinux.cfg-"copy"-Now go into the syslinux folder-right click on any empty area and select "paste"-then choose "replace" when the thing pops up.
Now go back up to the top folder where the "boot", "slax", "gpl-2.0.txt", and gpl-3.0.txt" is-again paste the syslinux.cfg here.
Now-copy all that to your USB Drive-not the top folder-just the folders and files-"boot", "slax", "gpl-2.0.txt", and gpl-3.0.txt".
Now move the ldlinux.sys you got from Billix to the USB (copy/paste)
That's it Reboot and choose the fedora 10 netinstall from the netbootcd after it boots up.
Additionally you could try to get anaconda to find the iso on your HD but good luck.
Note where I have added all the "/" marks-
So, boot into Billix-.0.24 or NetbootCD-2.2 and install Fedora 10 via internet.
Did that work??