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Old 02-12-2008, 01:17 PM   #1
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Installing Fedora Core 2

Hello all,

I'm trying to install Fedora Core 2 OS with CDs.

I have a set of 4 cds. when i booted the system with the 1st cd it then asked for cd 2 and then after it was done the system rebooted. Later it asked a few questions-

one of them was to insert additional cds is any.
I inserted the 3rd cd and pressed Install. I'm seeing this error -

The autorun program cannot be found on the Cd.

Has anybody seen this? at this point, can anybody please guide me on how to proceed? I need to get the RPMS installed from CD 3 and CD 4.

Appreciate ur help.

Thanks a ton.
Old 02-12-2008, 02:13 PM   #2
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It looks like on of the CD's is defective; the error message happens when the installer is supposed to install a certain RPM but it can's find it on the disk. When you boot anaconda (Redhat installer), there is a section for testing your media. The test media utility will ask for disk 1, scans it then asks for disk 2, scans it and so on.

If a disk is defective then you have to download that disk again and burn the ISO on another disk and then you'll be good.

Is there a reason you're still using FC 2 anyway?
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I'm using FC2 below i need Linux with an older verion of kernels.

I moved to FC5 now. I did an install from Cds 1 and 2. I have 3 more Cds containing RPMS. I would like to know how to install these cds?

Appreciate a response.

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Once you have installed a basic system, you would use the package manager to install specific additional SW. You can designate the CD or DVD media as the installation source, or you can specify a repository on the net.

I would always use the online repositories if possible, since they will have the latest versions of libraries, etc.

The chances of needing everything on those 3 CDs is very close to ZERO---just install what you need--as you go.

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