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Old 05-03-2006, 03:30 PM   #1
marlon2006
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Trouble burning Fed 5 ISO image


I have downloaded Fedora 5 ISO image from
ftp://ftp.uninett.no/pub/linux/Fedora/core/5/i386/iso/

Then I start to burn from ISO file to DVD and few minutes into the burning process I get a warning "error writing to bad sector". I already changed DVD's and resumed, but the error is consistent.

Can you please tell me what's the best download location to get Linux/Fedora ?

What am I missing here ?
 
Old 05-03-2006, 05:46 PM   #2
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It's not uncommon to have problems with downloaded files of that size. You should just make sure to check them with md5sum before you try to burn the image.

md5sum fedora_iso_image.iso

You should find matching numbers on fedoras web site or ftp server.
 
Old 05-03-2006, 08:17 PM   #3
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Old 05-03-2006, 09:55 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by frankjoshua
It's not uncommon to have problems with downloaded files of that size. You should just make sure to check them with md5sum before you try to burn the image.

md5sum fedora_iso_image.iso

You should find matching numbers on fedoras web site or ftp server.
Fedora uses SHA1SUM, which is supposedly better than MD5SUM. To check the sha1sum, simply use "sha1sum fedora_iso_image.iso". The correct numbers should be in the file SHA1SUM in the same place as you got the ISO from.

I suggest burning at a lower speed, as this tends to improve reliability. Also, make sure that you are using a good quality media.

I hope this helps
--Ian
 
  


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