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Old 12-29-2005, 09:16 PM   #1
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FEDORA 5 install. CD1 does not boot, already configured BIOS it boot with other disk

FEDORA 5– install. CD1 does not boot, already configured BIOS it boot with other disk

Well I guess is a very stupid question but, does anyone knows how to force the FEDORA installation CDs to start booting?

I have been trying to install FEDORA 5 on a new hard drive.

I burned the 4 images, shutdown the PC, disconnected my HD, connected the new hard drive as a master, enter BIOS, set the booting option to CD first and tried to boot from the first CD, but it did not work.

I downloaded the image from "" using bittorrent (FC5-test1-src-i386.torrent).

Surfing around I found and image of a Mandriva Boot CD (same brand of CD-R), I try to boot from it and it worked so I know that is not my CDRom or the BIOS settings. I try to use this CD to start FEDORA installation but it did not work (daaa!!!)

Surfing through the files on the Mandriva boot CD I saw that there are a bunch of file names referring to boot or booting, that is not the case with the ones in the FEDORA installation CDs.

Where can I find an image of a booting CD just to start the installation and then continue with the installation? Or how do I force this CDs to boot? Can I add something to the images that will make the CD bootable?

All ideas are welcome!
(sorry for my english)

Last edited by frankj; 12-29-2005 at 09:17 PM.
Old 12-29-2005, 09:40 PM   #2
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You downloaded the wrong image, the one you want is;


The one you downloaded is the source packages and not the binary (boot and install).
Old 12-29-2005, 10:02 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick answer, shame it took around 3 days to finish downloading jajaja....

I will erase this copy and stat again.
Old 12-30-2005, 10:41 AM   #4
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I installed FC5 and had to burn 5 cd's. I bought myself a 200 gig drive (16meg cache) which was very reasonable in price.

The install went ok. I then used yum to download and install yumex. Yumex is a new version, with some kinks. For some reason, entries are in the list in duplicate.
In the end, I returned to yum and ran yum install "xyz*"

I am pleased to state that Totem works, and KDE 3.5 looks great, as does gnome.

I have a problem which I will post in my next message.


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