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Old 10-12-2005, 04:49 PM   #1
Metal Militia
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CD's Failed?


When installing Fedora, I put in the installation CD, and it asked if i wanted to do a Media check to see if everything was ok with the CD's. I tried it, and all 4 Cd's failed. I decided that maybe that was just a bug, so i tried to go ahead with the installation. I got maybe 8 screens in, then it said the CD failed, and the installation stopped.. I've already wasted 8 CD's, so can someone help me please? :P
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:09 PM   #2
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Do you check the md5sum of the iso's you download? If you are using Linux right now (looks like you have ubuntu working), open up the terminal and
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cd /dir/where/iso_are_located
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md5sum filename.iso
Check the md5 key with that listed on the fedora website where you got those iso's. If they match you are good to go. If not then your media (blank discs) may be bad. It has happened to me couple of times...where i wasted 3 discs even though the md5 were correct...

-Tux,
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:19 PM   #3
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As tuxrules stated, the download might have messed up the iso file. There is an md5sum file for each iso. They are right there on the server where you got your iso files. Use the md5sum command, as previously stated, and compare that number with the number in the md5sum file off the server. I have found it is usually just a bad cd burn. you do need to check, however. I have every confidence you will find the problem.
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:22 PM   #4
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I think i got it worked out, but thanks for the help.. I am on my step sister's comp now, which has windows, since i dont have a CD burner and she does. I think my problem was that i used the default burning settings, which was at 52x, and the most these CD's can handle is 32x. Thanks for the help anyways, and if this doesn't work, ill be back :P
 
Old 10-12-2005, 05:39 PM   #5
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and while you are at it...try burning at a lower speed. May be 16x or 10x. It may only take couple mins. more to burn but you would have a stable iso cd. I usually burn iso's at 16x and it always works out.

Tux,
 
Old 10-12-2005, 07:51 PM   #6
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Yeah man, it worked.. I only installed cd's 1 and 2 though.
 
  


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