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Old 07-21-2004, 02:52 PM   #1
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Boot Cd and Fedora Install Problem. Please help me!

Hey all, I'm really new to linux and the like and already I'm having problems :P

First off, I backed up my hdd (win xp pro) onto dvd using nero. However, I heard it was necessary to have a boot disk. Is it? I googled this and found: http ://;en-us;305595 I was wondering if someone could tell me if this is what I need and if not, please link me a site which does. The iso came as a winrar file, so I just burned it on - which is right yeah?

Secondly, I have burned fedora isos from linuxiso onto cd using nero 6 ultra edition. However, when I try to install fedora (the cd 1 is in the cd drive and cd is set to first boot in bios.) The only response I get is, "Boot Disk:" . I.e., it's not reading the cd. Can anyone tell me why - or how to get around it?

Thanks a lot


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Old 07-21-2004, 03:11 PM   #2
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You probably didn't burn the Fedora boot disc. The ISO for the Fedora boot disc is on the first Fedora CD (I think called boot.iso in the /images folder? I'm not at home so I can't check). You'll need to burn the Fedora boot disk which will then let you install Fedora. On second thought, if you have the Fedora Rescue Disk, that may work too. I haven't tried it.

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Old 07-21-2004, 04:12 PM   #3
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ahh okay i found that thanks duff


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