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Old 08-11-2008, 12:57 PM   #1
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Question Fedora 9 Iinstall CD1 - No Boot Record Found


I burned the FC9 CDs (6 of them) from one of the mirrors on fedoraproject.org. When I insert the CD and reboot the machine, i see that it tries to load teh CD (Boot sequence os correct) on the Monitor but says - no boot record found in CD-ROM...

Did the file not burn properly..It was successful as I far as I saw with .ISO extension, seems to have correct folders, Is taht anything I can check on the CD contents?
 
Old 08-11-2008, 01:39 PM   #2
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Maybe a silly question did you burn it as iso image file ?
AS you it is in k3b a separate option.
Does it give a checksum ?
 
Old 08-11-2008, 01:47 PM   #3
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I used imgburn software and used teh option - WRITE IMAGE FILE to DISC....

what do i test the checksum against..?
 
Old 08-11-2008, 01:59 PM   #4
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K3b always give a checksum when you burn a iso image , because a lot of distros give you a checksum to give you some more security that the file you download is correct no
See the commont on fedora to check you,re iso download
 
Old 08-11-2008, 02:24 PM   #5
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SHA1sum is what Fedora wants us to verify on the downloads and that looks exactly correct...

here is one from site I downloaded followed by sha1sum I ran against my DISC 1 ISO downloaded file.
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af25833a3babe1bd943dae16a1c17cf7a9e0b767

Backup>sha1sum.exe Fedora-9-i386-disc1.iso
af25833a3babe1bd943dae16a1c17cf7a9e0b767 Fedora-9-i386-disc1.iso
 
Old 08-11-2008, 07:48 PM   #6
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Well, that kind of sucks! I downloaded and burnt the same discs, but have not tried to install (yet). I'm still looking for a good bootloader that will allow me to use my remaining 2.5G disk space to boot Linux. I hope that I'm not getting into something I don't need to get into by choosing this distro. Looks like a few rough stories in this forum. If anyone has tried this Fedora on a Dell Inspiron 1525, I'd like to hear how it went and how it was done before I embark on this...
 
Old 08-12-2008, 07:32 AM   #7
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SHA1sum is what Fedora wants us to verify on the downloads and that looks exactly correct...

here is one from site I downloaded followed by sha1sum I ran against my DISC 1 ISO downloaded file.
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af25833a3babe1bd943dae16a1c17cf7a9e0b767

Backup>sha1sum.exe Fedora-9-i386-disc1.iso
af25833a3babe1bd943dae16a1c17cf7a9e0b767 Fedora-9-i386-disc1.iso
Maybe for one reason or the other the boot record is not on the correct place on the media you make . You can try burn a new one.
 
Old 08-12-2008, 05:33 PM   #8
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I am suspecting my CD ROM drive is aging (Does not recognize any CD)...and misbehaving..so I will defer my install until I get a new one.
 
Old 08-13-2008, 08:03 PM   #9
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All my CD drives but one are in some sort of disarray. Some just barely work, one will OCCASIONALLY burn a CD if it feels like it, others will even read a DVD, but it just seems these suckers really wear out fast compared to other types of drives. We've been through 4 DVD players in 5years, and some of them were pretty good ones too!
 
Old 08-13-2008, 11:59 PM   #10
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If it is burner it is more burning time that count , not how old he is.
My supplier ones told how many CD or DVD a burner can do before it is finished I forget the figure but it was not to much
And of course the quality counts too
 
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IF you are going through a lot of CD/DVD burners and not burning that many disks, I would take a hard look at your PSU. A poor quality PSU can cause all sorts of PITA type problems. About the only brand that I trust now is Seasonic. They are more expensive but there is a reason why they are.
 
  


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