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Old 09-25-2005, 04:14 PM   #1
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Consistantly Failing FC4 Disks


I have downloaded the FC4 disks, but every time I run a :linux mediacheck the disk comes back failing.

I downloaded the disks from the download server
The sha1sum for the ISO checks out
I burned it at 1x speed
I tried multiple burners, all producing the same problematic disk.

Any idea of what I can do to solve the problem?
Old 09-25-2005, 09:17 PM   #2
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Are you sure that the CDs are no good?
I've read several members on LQ that have had the same problem. The .iso checksummed ok, they burned it to disk, and the disk failed the media check. They said that they used the disk anyway and all was ok. Have you tried to install with it? If the .iso checksummed ok then the disk is untampered with.
Old 09-25-2005, 09:32 PM   #3
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aha, i figured out the problem. Apparently, if your processor is overclocked, it gives the mediacheck error. Once I kicked my processor down to it's native speed, it flowed like milk and honey.
Old 09-26-2005, 04:44 AM   #4
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If your md5 sums were right, then don't bother with the media check. Its very buggy and even when you haven't overclocked your system, it still fails on most occassions.
Old 09-26-2005, 04:53 AM   #5
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mostly the mediacheck failing is a bug; when it does try this boot command:
linux ide=nodma
Old 11-28-2005, 07:25 AM   #6
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Im gonna Hijack this thread nobody make any sudden moves,

I am having the same problem checksums ok, media check failed
tried linux ide=nodma still nothing
I cannot skip media test it still fails
tried differant burning programs and disks
also my processor isnt overclocked

intel 3Ghz
1G Ram
sata Hdd
Old 11-28-2005, 07:44 PM   #7
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Why can't you skip the media check?
Old 11-29-2005, 01:38 AM   #8
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when I choose skip media test
it tries to install and then tells me media fail need to reboot,
I will check today and get you exact error message


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