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Old 07-27-2016, 05:45 PM   #1
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Issue installing Fedora Linux

Hi I have been trying it install Fedora Linux for a few days now but I'm have a problem where when I create a image on a sd card and try to boot, it says it can't find the image. It does the same thing when I use a DVD+R. I'm using Linux mint, I then decided to try it from windows 7 and used the disk image loader, but it did not complete and gave me a code now when I try it it just says there is no disk in the drive.

When I try to verify ( I was using Linux mint) it it says that it can't open *-CHECKSUM, from what I understand from what I have read is that it is in the wrong file format, it is in a text. At first I did not have this problem. The first time I tried it it did not have this problem but it said that there was a error, I don't remember what it was but I tried download it a few times and every time it gave the same error.

Why want it boot from the disk or sd card?
Old 07-27-2016, 05:50 PM   #2
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What is your system, and does it support booting from SD-CARD in the bios/firmware? Most sytems don't.

How are you burning the DVD?
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Old 07-27-2016, 11:37 PM   #3
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I just installed Fedora 24 from a usb thumb drive the other day, following these steps.
* Download the iso (in my case I got the xfce spin)
* From another linux system, dd the iso to the thumb drive (make sure you have identified the proper /dev/ for the usb drive
* Boot from the usb stick.
* From the booted gui, choose "install to hard drive".
* Reboot from the newly installed hard drive installation. Enjoy
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Old 07-28-2016, 05:17 AM   #4
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Get the hash (MD5 or SHA1) of the iso file from the Fedora repository. Run the hashsum on the iso and see if it's the same as the one from the repo. If not, download it again. If so, look in the system BIOS setup program (very early at boot up) and set the proper boot device to the first position. Card readers are generally not available as boot devices. So, SD cards don't usually work. But MicroSD cards in USB converters do!
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Old 07-28-2016, 01:17 PM   #5
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as timothy and awesome have said, check BIOS settings. make sure it can see your removable devices. if so, put them in the correct order. If you dont want to change order, there should be an F key (like F8 for example) that you'd press while booting to get you to a boot menu. From here you select which medium to boot to.
Old 07-28-2016, 01:59 PM   #6
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On some systems (my HP Stream 11 being one of them), one cannot boot from an SD card an SD card slot due to the BIOS. However, if the image is valid, you should be able to boot from the card if placed in a USB card reader and plugged into a USB port
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Ok thanks guys, I was attempting to install directly from a sd card via the sd port, all I had to do was use a sd to usb adapter and it worked fine. I still don't know why it was not working with the dvd drive.


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