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Old 10-09-2004, 11:33 AM   #1
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Unhappy ok to install even if media check fails?

I'm a complete noob, first time trying to install Linux.

Here's my scenario:

I downloaded Fedora Core 2 using Bittorrent. There were no problems downloading, and the md5sum all checked out. Burnt the ISOs into CDs using my Windows machine. So I booted up using the FC CD on my computer, and the media check fails. This system is my older celeron 600 system, the one i want to install Linux on. I take the same CD, boot up my Athlon64 system with it, and the media check passes!!

I want to install it on my celeron system, and since it checks out on my other system, can I just go ahead and install it even if the media check fails? I have already tried burning it at a lower speed, same result on the celeron.

Can anyone advise what is the best course of action?

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Old 10-11-2004, 07:25 PM   #2
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I have a few qualms with Red Hat's media checker, I have used so-called 'bad' media to install Red Hat and Fedora many times. At this point, I usually skip the media check, In my view, it is kind of a waste of time and isn't consistently accurate. My guess is that you would be fine just using the questionable media and skipping the media check.

Good luck.


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