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Old 01-19-2008, 07:24 PM   #1
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Question Want to install Fedora 8

I want to install Fedora 8 or Live Fel. Any way I try run into problems. I have downloaded the jigdos twice with no success. During the jigdo downloads it reports missing files but corrects and says the images are good. I burn the isos and upon booting find that the images are no good as during the boot process it stops reading my CD reader. The CD reader is good because I have burned CDs of operating systems, and other things and they have worked. I have also spent a lot of time downloading the isos of the LIVE Fel with no success because the images were bad. Would like to know the easiest way to get Fedora 8 up and running.
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Have you tried burning it with the lowest possible speed setting ? The next thing I would try is the live cd, and see if your hardware will boot and install from one. Have you checked the MD5 of the iso to make sure it's complete ?

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Actually, Fedora doesn't use md5 it uses SHA1SUM.

If you download the SHA1SUM file you see in the directory you are downloading from and put it in the same directory as the downloaded iso you can cd into that directory and run the command:

sha1sum -c SHA1SUM
(case is important) and it will report on the condition of your downloaded iso.

Note that most of the Fedora SHA1SUM files are capable of checking more than one iso and you will therefore see an error for any iso that you haven't downloaded. Also, if you are checking a DVD iso, even on a fairly fast machine, it can take a minute or more before you see any output.

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Old 01-20-2008, 10:52 PM   #4
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Downloading it via bittorrent usually yields a valid iso as bittorrent does a lot of data integrity checking on it own during the download. I have never used jidgo, so it could offer a similar feature.


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