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Old 11-15-2008, 02:31 PM   #1
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boot and installation

having probs with booting and installation. I have used software in my windows environment to mount a virtual drive and open the iso (i have downloaded Fedora-9-x86_64-DVD.iso) and copied that onto a DVD. When I try and boot from it (after setting bios to boot from cd) it asks me to insert a usable media into the device - am I doing something wrong? I am sure i have chosen the right file I am running a dualcore amd 6000+.

any help would be much appreciated.........
Old 11-15-2008, 02:37 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

Read the contents of your DVD. If you see a single ISO file, it was not burned properly. Burn a new DVD, only this time, make sure you select "Create DVD Image". That will unpack the files and create a bootable installation disc.

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you need to burn the iso, not just copy it
Old 11-15-2008, 03:55 PM   #4
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i have - there are four folders (images, isolinux, Packages, repodata), 11 files and one readme - my system asks for me to insert a bootable media. been pulling my hair out :P all sounds so simple in the readme file doesn't it! downloaded the live version and am gonna give that a try.

do the files i mentioned above sound right - in other words am i using a dvd that would be expected to work?
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sorted it out thanks - tired a different dvd drive nad it worked fine - so it was a hardware problem! strange though cos dvd works fine with everything else........must have a mind of its own!
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Virtual drives are never recommended to use for an installation. Always try to use a physical media to save troubles =).


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