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Old 06-14-2005, 09:04 PM   #1
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FC4 wants CDROM-won't recognize DVD

Odd problem I haven't experienced before with any other distribution.

Downloaded the DVD for FC4. booted it and it began the walkthrough to load. It came to where you need to choose your media type where FC4 is to be loaded from. Four options:
NSF (sp?)

I have both a CDROM and a DVD-burner. I chose the CDROM option. It said there was no media found and popped my burned FC4 DVD from my DVDburner. There's no DVD option to choose from.

Any idea what I should do?

A bit disappointed to run in to this problem after burning other distros to DVD and never encountering this problem.

Old 06-16-2005, 08:23 PM   #2
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The "CDROM" option is fine for DVDs as well. If you boot from the DVD and hit enter then it will automatically boot from the disc without asking.

I'd recommend typing "linux ide=nodma" then enter, and taking the Media Check option. If the disc doesn't get that far or fails the Media Check, then your disc or downloaded ISO may be corrupt.

Hopefully this should be of help:

If not, please let me know !

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Old 06-17-2005, 01:58 AM   #3
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Ah, it seems like my problem.

I downloaded an iso file, and at that moment, when the dl finished, i began write to Dvd without md5 check.
After that, i want to install it, but all times get an error msg: There is not a Fedora Core 4 Cd. I can't began mediacheck, all times this msg.
Md5 check the iso, value: wrong dloaded file

My first downloaded image was exactly 2.0 Gb, but on another servers i saw its 2.6 Gb.
So, i must dload again a Normal Iso file.

I think, we are on a same shoes. You should try to dload an another image file, MD5, and After burn it. I 'll do this.

(sorry for my English knowledge)
Old 06-17-2005, 06:33 AM   #4
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In case it saves somebody time - Fedora checksums now use SHA rather than MD5. There are instructions on the download site, and a bit about Media Check in the Release Notes.
Old 06-17-2005, 09:30 AM   #5
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How many people having these problems are burning to DVD-RW media? I did.


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