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Old 03-03-2005, 07:39 PM   #1
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This just occured to me. I have had some trouble burning the ISO's i downloaded of Fedora Core 2 64-bit. Could I just put the iso's on a computer on my network and install that way? Thanx.
Old 03-03-2005, 08:31 PM   #2
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If the ISO's you downloaded are corrupted? Did you check the MD5 checksum during installation? If the checksum is bad, you (and I ) have just made some coasters. Happens all the time, to me at least!

I always have better luck using a bit-torrent download. The constant error checking during the download keeps things going.
Old 03-05-2005, 10:33 AM   #3
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Well, I did do the checksum test, if that is the "media test" the installer asks me to run. It always fails though. I'm starting to think there is something wrong with my burner though, I've tried 3 times from 3 servers. I'll give the Bit torrent a try though. Anyone else know of any suggestions? Oh, BTW Edcutis, "Resistance is futile, if < 1ohm" Thanks!
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You can install Fedora over NFS, which is probably what you'll want to do for a network install. You'll still need something to boot off of, though. I'm not that familiar with Fedora so I'm not sure if there are any boot floppies for it. If you know roughly how to configure an NFS server, this may be a solution for you, otherwise you may want to try a HTTP or FTP install.

Edited to add: You might also try burninmg at a slower speed. I never burn ISOs any faster than 16x because I've run into problems when doing so. Go for 8x or even 4x and see if it helps. Also,be sure to verify the MD5SUMS on the images you downloaded, in case the download itself got corrupted.

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Old 03-05-2005, 12:41 PM   #5
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Is the md5sums thing you guys talk about the "media check" the installer asks to run before installation? If so, i do that and it fails every time. Otherwise, I don't know how to do it. I usually burn at 4x, unless im burning music and im in a hurry. I don't know what an NFS server is, let alone how to set one up. I'm torrenting the files right now though, so we'll see how that turns out. I had downloaded the others from http servers, the only one i remember was teh duke one. I'm thinking of just ordering the cd's though. That way I won't have to worry about this and i can give some $$ to the community. Any more comments/suggestions? Thanks to those who have replied, or just viewed in an attempt to help.
Old 03-05-2005, 01:16 PM   #6
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Originally posted by slackr007
Is the md5sums thing you guys talk about the "media check" the installer asks to run before installation?
md5sum is something that you do to the ISO file before you even burn it into a CD. It is typically accomplished by tool named md5sum. It creates a digest of the ISO file which you compare with the digest provided by the providers of the ISO file. If the two matches, your ISO file is probably not corrupted. If they do not match, your ISO file is corrupted.

By doing a md5sum check, you can at least determine if the fault lies with the ISO, and hence the network, or with your burner.

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