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Old 01-09-2005, 09:37 PM   #1
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Fedora Core 3 iso will not boot

I downloaded the 4 Fedora Core 3 isos and the rescue cd and my machine will not boot to disk1 or the rescue cd.

Here is what I have done so far

1. Downloaded disk one from two different mirrors and burned the image on two different burners and two different software packages

2. Tried booting the Cd to two different computers

3. Set the bios on the machine to have linux installed on it to only boot the cd rom

4. Have checked the size of the the images downloaded and burned....they are all the right size.

The machine will never boot up with the media I have created. When I burned Fedora Core 2, I did not have any problems at all. Now I am puzzled.

What work arounds exist to overcome this obstacle? Can I boot up with disk 1 from the Fedora Core 2 and then slip in disk 1 from Core 3? Is there a boot disk out there I can burn and boot up with?

Thanks in advance to anyone able to assist me,
Old 01-09-2005, 09:51 PM   #2
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Did you just copy the iso file on to a cd? Open the CD in Win XP. If you see only a file that's an iso file, you just copied the iso. You need to burn the image with something like nero.
Old 01-09-2005, 10:01 PM   #3
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I opened the cd using the my Fedora box and saw 1 iso file. I used roxio in one case to create the cd. This was the same way I created my Core2 cd set and they all worked.
Old 01-09-2005, 10:15 PM   #4
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That way won't work. You have to convert the .iso file into folders and files. It is easy to do, if you have nero just select "burn image" from the file menu, and point it to the .iso file. It will convert it into the usable form. If you burn the .iso it will never work.

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Thanks...that worked!


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