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Old 09-15-2012, 02:25 PM   #1
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Red face Unable to properly install Fedora Core 2 software on Toshiba Satellite



I am having GREAT difficulty with downloading all 4 disks on to my partitioned hard drive (99.9 GB.)
1.) When I begin it does download the first two disks then takes me to the sign in page and never prompts to download the last two disks.

2.) Once I sign in I am completely lost. The tool bar at the top of the screen offerd "file"
"virtual machine"
"help"
There is no bottom menu/tool bar that appears.

What am I doing wrong.

Please let me know where I can get clear instructions. My text book has very vague instructions/steps.
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
MC
 
Old 09-15-2012, 02:28 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Fedora Core 2 reached its "end of support" almost 7 years ago and does not support modern hardware. Your textbook is outdated.

You can download the current Fedora 17 (and read current instructions) here: http://fedoraproject.org/

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Old 09-15-2012, 02:36 PM   #3
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Unable to download Red Hat Linux Fedora Core 2 software

Thanks for your help and quick reply.
Only issue is that this is the version we are using at school and it works fine on their computer labs (makes sense).

MC
 
Old 09-15-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Since your school is forcing you to use obsolete software, perhaps they can help you troubleshoot this issue? Have you asked your teacher or TA?
 
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #5
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Unable todownload Red Hat LInux Fedora Core 2 Software

Yes, a couple of us in class have brought this issue to the Instructors attention.
He is very aware that the material we are using is obsolete yet is sticking to the curriculum and version.

I am downloading the lastest version which you recommended.
Thanks again!
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Old 09-15-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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Thanks for your help and quick reply.
Only issue is that this is the version we are using at school and it works fine on their computer labs (makes sense).

MC
No, it only makes sense if they have old/outdated hardware. If you were learning Windows, would you REALLY learn anything if they gave you a copy of Windows 95?? It's ancient, outdated, and ANYTHING you learn from it is irrelevant at this point. Same goes for such an old version of Fedora. The latest Fedora is 17...2 has NO IDEA about new hardware (since none of it was INVENTED when 2 was released), and it just plain won't work.

Load the latest Fedora...the commands haven't really changed, but the kernel and device support has.
 
Old 09-15-2012, 09:26 PM   #7
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It seems improbable that the curriculum will include anything that only existed on FC2. Just install a modern Linux. Nothing you can do on FC2 will be un-doable on FC22, or whatever number it is up to now. Any major distro will do equally well; RHEL/CentOS, Debian, Ubuntu, Slackware, OpenSuse, take your pick. If the course includes outdated content, then you have the advantage of learning the old and new ways.

BTW, sorry to hear you have a Toshiba Satellite. Never did find a distro that works properly for mine. Beware the CPU fan.

--- rod.

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