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Old 02-25-2005, 07:49 AM   #1
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Angry Linux Newbe, ISO Problems, and more!

Hi all:
I am currently using Redhat and would like to wipe that out to install Fedora.

I have been trying to install it for a few days now and have been having some newbe problems that have been driving me crazy. I hope someone can help me here.

This is what I have done so far:

1. Downloaded all 4 ISOs from the Fedora Web site.
2. Followed the instructions (to the letter) on how to make CDs from the Fedora site.

I couldn't boot from my CD drive at first (my computer has the ability to) THEN I find out that the files that I burnt on to the CDs are still ISOs! How can I unpack these suckers and make the correct install CDs so I can install this sucker. PLEASE give me step-by-step instructions as I don't want to waste 4 more CD-Rs.

Either that OR maybe I can make an install partition and copy those files to that, unpack them, and install it from there?

Thanks in advance.
Old 02-25-2005, 08:09 AM   #2
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You should neither unpack nor burn them as data CD. All burning applications that I know have a special function that is mostly named 'Burn/Write Image'. I case you use Windows Nero, you might find this helpful:
Old 02-25-2005, 01:16 PM   #3
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You downloaded iso-s... If you have a broadband connection you may consider a network install. I haven't done it with FC, but the principle is common. You need a startup disk (CD, USB flash...). You boot from it and it installs all the rest from the web.

However, you still need to create either startup CD or floppy. The advantage is that you need to download only a small iso (startup CD is typically 20-30MB only) and only the needed packages during installation.


Old 02-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #4
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You can burn your isos using the following methods,
#cdrecord -v dev=/dev/hdc filename.iso (change /dev/hdc to your own cd writer device)
If you are using an old version of cdrecord, you may have to do the following

1)#cdrecord -scanbus
2)#cdrecord dev=0,3,0 -v filename.iso (change the device 0,3,0 to the cd device thats printed onscreen after running the first command)
Old 02-25-2005, 02:19 PM   #5
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Thanks for the network install idea, as I didn't feel like remaking the CDs :-)


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