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Old 02-01-2008, 03:29 PM   #1
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Fedora 8 "Could not find kernel image" on install from CD

OK, I downloaded Fedora 8, Fedora-8-Live-KDE-i686.iso, from the Fedora Project site. (Error message says I'm not allowed to say exactly where that is ???)I created a CD. No errors through the whole process. I put the CD in the drive and booted the PC. The first thing on the screen (after BIOS messages) is:

ISOLINUX 3.36 2007-02-10 Copyright.... Could not find kernel image: linux

I also read somewhere that I could download a "mini image" that will download the rest of the install over the network. I can't tell you how long I have search for this and can find nothing. I can't use DVD images since the system I am trying to use doesn't have a DVD drive.

Before I try to download again I thought someone could help me get this thing off the ground.

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kernel image

well, it sounds like an issue with the cd itself...ubuntu has a great live cd if you want to try linux.


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Old 02-02-2008, 02:40 AM   #3
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You probably burned the cd under windows didn't you? There was some special proceedure to turn the iso file into a bootable cdrom with nero. Look very carefully at all the options in nero or whatever cd burning software you are using and see if you can find anything that talks about burning from an ISO image file. If you are in linux you can do this from the command prompt by typing:

sudo cdrecord -dev=/dev/cdrom -v Filename.iso

I always type cdrecord -dev=/dev/cdrom -inq first and look at the output just to be sure, as it is unhealthy to send burn commands to a hard disk.
Old 02-02-2008, 07:06 AM   #4
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Fedora 8 "Could not find kernel image" on install from CD

Thanks, I have tried several linux distributions without problems. At least I know I'm not doing something too dumb here. I went with Fedora because my ultimate goal is to get MediaTomb running. Fedora is the only distribution I have found, so far, that has a "package" for MediaTomb.

You are correct regarding creating the CD on a Windoz system. The system I am trying to install on has Debian but does not have a CD Writer drive. (Debian will be replaced) I'm going to have to figure this thing out. I can see the boot files on the CD so maybe I'll try to figure out the boot path before I burn another CD.

I found it interesting that while looking at the Fedora mirrors the .iso file was different on almost every mirror. I do have several burn programs on Windoz. I'll try a couple of others and see if that helps.

Thanks again for the suggestions,



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