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DarkSlayer 03-26-2009 08:08 AM

problems with installing Fedora 10. help
 
Downloaded Fedora 10 installation DVDs , both i386 and x64
Can't install them on my new system !!!!! HELP

Problem description below =>

1.booting from installation DVD.
2.choosing system language
3.choosing keyboard layout
4. ---- ! after setup asks me to choose media from which i'm going to install system:
Local CD/DVD
HDD
NFS
URL

thats it!!!! Stucking on this step
1.choosing CD/DVD, it says me that no CD/DVD drive found on system which contains installation image.
2.choosing HDD.
/dev/sda1 ?C?
/dev/sda2 ?D?
/dev/sda3 ?E?
/dev/sda4 ?F?
/dev/sda5 ?Acronis secure zone?
+20gb free space for Fedora setup

i don't know exactly but i think that sda1 is my C disk in WinXP with extracted dvd iso C:\fedora\images\install.img

So it shows me error: "error finding install.img sda1 (or other) doesn't contain install.img (my path to img: sda1 => /fedora/images/install.img )" ******* smth like this

my hardware:
Asus P6t DELUXE; i7 920; Corsair Dom. 1600 6gb; DVD-RW!!!=IDE NEC Optiarc DVD/CD-RW; 160gb SATA baracuda; ATI HD4830 512 mb

IDE implemented through Marvel IDE controller.

SATA over ICH10R (intel southbridge)


I think problem is with this Marvel controller, but don't know what is the problem with HDD installation

Today will try to check partition labels with knopix live cd

ANY ADVICE SUGGESTION are much more than welcome

PTrenholme 03-26-2009 12:18 PM

Well, that's a very strange question that's being asked. :scratch:
  1. I presume that you burned the DVD iso image as a DVD image to your DVD to create a bootable DVD,
  2. that you've set your BIOS to boot from the DVD and
  3. that you're looking at the Fedora installation menu.

If all of those assumptions are correct, you should have never see the "Choose the installation media" question, since, at that point, anaconda would have been running from the DVD and the question would have been redundant.

That question is, normally, only asked if you are running anaconda as a stand-alone program instead of a part of a complete installation package.

I suspect that you failed to create a bootable DVD (step 1, above) or that you did not boot your system from the DVD (step 2).

Note that burning an ISO image is a special task, and not the same thing as burning a DVD containing an ISO image file.

linus72 03-26-2009 12:35 PM

Assuming you have a USB port to boot from and are willing to install via net see this-
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...a-load-711069/ )
If you have non-bootable usb port and a floppy drive-post again and I will tell you the "how-to".

DarkSlayer 03-26-2009 12:54 PM

so... thanks both of you for answers linus72 PTrenholme IN BOTH THREADS

yea i do have bootable USB
flopy isn't problem as well (just not installed in case)

verification of burnt iso on dvd was successful

dvd boots
1. via F8 boot menu
2. via setting 1st boot device in BIOS

in other case (if not booting) how can i see fedora selection menu and after interf. lang setup keyboard setub. smthing loads after i'm clicking install or update fedora.

i'll try to do something with net setup, or usb setup, and will keep this thread updated!

Thanks allot!

DarkSlayer 03-26-2009 01:10 PM

aslo i never had problems installing distros on my old pc. Fedora 8-9 Ubuntu Suse... but i just tryed to initial configs for system, after i continued working in WinXP

now i have strong expectancies to cross on Linux with my new rig

PTrenholme 03-26-2009 06:59 PM

OK, here's a (possible) easy work-around (assuming you've got a high speed internet connection). Download and burn the Fedora 10 LiveCD. (Which is only a CD image, so not to big a download.) Then boot the LiveCD. If that works, you should have Fedora 10 running from the CD. (If not, then F10 may not be compatible with your hardware.)

If, then, you get F10 running from the LiveCD, pick the "Install to HD" option from the menu. Once you've installed F10, reboot (to verify it works), get you Internet connection working, an run "yum update" to get your system current. (That's need because both the DVD and LiveCD ISO files are quite out of date.)

Then just install the software you need from the Fedora repositories. (I'd also suggest that you add the rpm-fusion repositories to /etc/yum.repos.d/, but you may not need anything in those repositories - they contain, mostly, applications encumbered by proprietary licenses like, for example, the nVidia display drivers.)

DarkSlayer 03-28-2009 01:55 AM

HI. so i did such thing:
I found this thread on fedora forum: HowTo Install Fedora 10 DVD from a 4GB USB stick

From there i get about this tool: liveusb-creator

As you u know i had i386 and x86_64 installation dvds.
I did download both fedora netinstalls.

i stopped on Fedora 10 x64, so i used Fedora-10-x86_64-netinst.iso

liveusb-creator installed net iso on my usb drive in couple clicks.

i booted from my already bootable usb.
Choose "install from HDD". And here we go... it can see my USB drive. i choose it. And anacoda started !!!!!!!!! no visual interface, but dos like. But it's ok now. I can install Fedora on my pc.

Only problem i've created two linux partitions:
/swap ext3 1024mb
and
/ ext3 19600mb (root)

after clicking confirming selection it shows me message which says that i didn't creat SWAP partiton, and if i want to continue without it.
Whats the problem ? :(

And after i'll do my netinstall how can i use my DVD to load all repos soft programms ???? Will netinstall have KDE or GNOME ???? Or after install finishs, i've to reboot from DVD and click update system ?



Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3488555)
OK-both of you can boot from USB right?
if you can boot from USB or even floppy-we can install Fedora 10.
As an alternative-download the Fedora-10-i386-netinst.iso or the NetbootCD-2.2.iso
Fedora10-
( http://ftp.rhnet.is/pub/fedora/linux...86-netinst.iso )
NetbootCD-
( http://downloads.tuxfamily.org/netbo...bootCD-2.2.iso )
Now, if using the NetbootCD it also can net-install Debian/Ubuntu/OpenSuse/Mandriva/CentOS/and Slackware 12.2-but you gotta know all the mirrors for Slackware.
Do you have a USB port that it can boot from??
If you have USB port but can't boot from-do you have a floppy drive??
I'm assuming you have a bootable USB port-if you don't post back and I'll tell you how to with a floppy drive...
Anyway-download either one and extract the iso to a folder-in Ubuntu just right-click on the iso-select "extract here".
Go into the folder it made-for this one we're gonna do fedora10 netinstall,
in the fedora 10 folder will be 2 folders-"images" and "isolinux".
Go into the isolinux folder ( goto the top of the file browser-click "edit"-now click "select all" and then "cut") and move all that stuff back up into the fedora 10 folder-now delete the empty "isolinux" folder.
Find the isolinux.cfg file-rename it "syslinux.cfg" by right-clicking on it-"rename".
Open the syslinux.cfg with a text editor-right-click-"open with...text editor".
Now put a "/" in front of all these words-

boot.msg
options.msg
general.msg
param.msg
rescue.msg
splash.jpg
vmlinuz
initrd.img
memtest
Now-sometimes "vesamneu.c32" doesn't work-So where it says "DEFAULT /boot/vesamuenu.c32" change it to
Code:

DEFAULT /boot/vmlinuz
APPEND initrd=/boot/initrd.gz ramdisk_size=6666 root=/dev/ram0 rw noauto load=netbootcd-startup.lzm noload=002;003;004;005;006

You won't get a splash screen so just hit enter when it boots up and says "boot-"
So just put that "/" wherever you see the words above in the syslinux.cfg.
Now-there's two ways to get SYSLINUX (ldlinux.sys) onto your USB-through the terminal or manually-
Terminal first-simply type "syslinux -s /dev/sdxx" where "xx" is your USB-if your USB is sdf1 it would be "syslinux -s /dev/sdf1" that will install syslinux to the USB-BUT IF YOU DON'T KNOW YOUR USB YOU COULD INSTALL IT TO YOUR HARD DRIVE-BE CAREFUL!
The manual way is easier and safer! Download "Billix" for USB-
( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix )
Now, same thing-extract Billix to a folder-go into the Billix folder and find "ldlinux.sys"-this is SYSLINUX! Move/copy this into your USB by using copy/paste-now you have syslinux installed to USB!
Set the "bootable flag" on your USB by opening Gparted-select "Gparted" up top and select "devices" and you should see the usb-it should look like this(the highlighted blue line-screenshot.
Right-click on the blue line-select "manage flags" and check the "boot" flag.
Your almost done=Now you must know the URL for the full Fedora10-here's the Fedora10DVD url-
( http://mirror.its.uidaho.edu/pub/fed...0-i386-DVD.iso )
Your set-reboot and download Fedora!
NetbootCD should have the mirrors for you, maybe-here's the usb install-
As before extract the netbootcd iso to a folder-if an error comes up you can use "Gmountiso"-right-click on the iso and select "open with Gmountiso"-when it opens click the "open" tab for the "mount point"-choose CDROM0 or whatever.
Now hit the mount button-Now hit the "jump to" button.
A folder will open up with the iso contents-go to the top of the browser and click "edit", "select all", and "copy"-it won't make a folder so paste the contents into an empty folder.
OK-now go into the netbootcd "boot" folder-now rename "slax.cfg" to "syslinux.cfg". Now-right-click on the new syslinux.cfg-"copy"-Now go into the syslinux folder-right click on any empty area and select "paste"-then choose "replace" when the thing pops up.
Now go back up to the top folder where the "boot", "slax", "gpl-2.0.txt", and gpl-3.0.txt" is-again paste the syslinux.cfg here.
Now-copy all that to your USB Drive-not the top folder-just the folders and files-"boot", "slax", "gpl-2.0.txt", and gpl-3.0.txt".
Now move the ldlinux.sys you got from Billix to the USB (copy/paste)
That's it Reboot and choose the fedora 10 netinstall from the netbootcd after it boots up.
Additionally you could try to get anaconda to find the iso on your HD but good luck.


DarkSlayer 03-28-2009 02:34 AM

i selected option "use free disk space"*

after anaconda formated hdd and should begun installation process

IT SAID:
"MISSING ISO 9660 IMAGE
The installer has tried to mount image #1, but cannot find it on the hard drive.

Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry.
Click Exit to abort installation"


Also ... when i'm choosing "use free space" will it use free space on my Windows drives (i saw it once in Suse installation" ???

I'm already lil bit frustrated of this situation!!!! :(((((((((((((((((

DarkSlayer 03-28-2009 05:18 AM

installed Fedora 10 x86_64 on VMware Virtual machine without any problems

now will try to install whole FCx64 from 8gb USB-drive, created with liveusb-creator

linus72 03-28-2009 07:39 AM

So-did you get everything installed OK?

DarkSlayer 03-28-2009 02:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3490477)
So-did you get everything installed OK?

NO i didn't


only successfull installation was on VMware virt. machine, with same DVD iso Fedora 10 x64

no success with HDD or USB installs (already forgot about DVD install)
for USB install i used only liveusb-creator, without deleting/replacing any files.

also want to try download CD version of FC, and try to install it.

any other suggestions ?



I want to solve this problem, and arrange it like HowTo (will be translated in russian and georgian as well)

linus72 03-28-2009 05:18 PM

You can try Billix from USB too...can you boot from USB?
What exactly is going wrong?
I have a How-To" about booting some distro's from USB-Knoppix/Billix, etc. here-
( http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...ewbies-715107/ )
Read it carefully...
Both NetbootCD and Billix can install Fedora 10 via internet through the USB.
Just read the "How-To" above ^ for Billix/NetbootCD.
Billix-0.24 ( http://sourceforge.net/projects/billix/ )
NetbootCD-2.2 ( http://netbootcd.tuxfamily.org/ )

Remember to edit the whole Billix syslinux.cfg so it will boot from USB.
ORIGINAL BILLIX SYSLINUX.CFG-
Code:

DEFAULT 1
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL
TIMEOUT 300

PROMPT 1
DISPLAY boot.msg
F1 boot.msg
F2 f2
F3 f3
F4 f4

LABEL 1
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL dsl
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL knoppix-txt
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=normal initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL dslexpert
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic frugal BOOT_IMAGE=expert knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL fb1024x768
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 xmodule=fbdev initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL fb800x600
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=788 xmodule=fbdev initrd=minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL failsafe
KERNEL linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us vga=normal atapicd nosound noapic noacpi acpi=off noscsi noapm nousb nopcmcia nofirewire noagp nomce nodhcp xmodule=vesa initrd=minirt24.gz BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL 2
KERNEL intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=intrepid.gz --

LABEL intrepid
KERNEL intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=intrepid.gz --

LABEL 2
KERNEL intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=intrepid.gz --

LABEL 2a
KERNEL intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=intrepid.gz --

LABEL 3
KERNEL hardy
APPEND vga=normal initrd=hardy.gz  --

LABEL 3a
KERNEL hardy
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= tasks=standard pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=hardy.gz  --

LABEL 4
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL 4a
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapper
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperserver
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperexpert
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND DEBCONF_PRIORITY=low vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperserverexpert
KERNEL linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false DEBCONF_PRIORITY=low vga=normal initrd=initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL 5
KERNEL fedora
APPEND initrd=initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/ text

LABEL fedora
KERNEL fedora
APPEND initrd=initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/ text

LABEL 6
KERNEL centos5
APPEND initrd=centos5.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.2/os/i386/ text

LABEL centos5
KERNEL centos
APPEND initrd=centos5.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.2/os/i386/ text

LABEL 7
KERNEL centos
APPEND initrd=centos.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/4.7/os/i386/ text

LABEL centos
KERNEL centos
APPEND initrd=centos.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/4.7/os/i386/ text

LABEL 8
KERNEL lenny
APPEND vga=normal initrd=lenny.img --

LABEL lenny
KERNEL lenny
APPEND vga=normal initrd=lenny.img --

LABEL 9
KERNEL etch
APPEND vga=normal initrd=etch.gz --

LABEL etch
KERNEL etch
APPEND vga=normal initrd=etch.gz --

LABEL 10
KERNEL memtest
APPEND -

LABEL memtest
KERNEL memtest
APPEND -

LABEL 11
KERNEL ntpwd
APPEND rw vga=1 init=/linuxrc initrd=initrdnt.gz,scsi.cgz

LABEL ntpwd
KERNEL ntpwd
APPEND rw vga=1 init=/linuxrc initrd=initrdnt.gz,scsi.cgz

LABEL 12
KERNEL dban.bzi
APPEND nuke="dwipe" silent

LABEL dban
KERNEL dban.bzi
APPEND nuke="dwipe" silent

LABEL feistyserver
KERNEL feisty
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=feisty.gz ramdisk_size=16417 root=/dev/ram rw  --

Modified so it will boot from USB-NOTE where the "/" marks are added-
Code:

DEFAULT 1
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL
TIMEOUT 300

PROMPT 1
DISPLAY /boot.msg
F1 /boot.msg
F2 /f2
F3 /f3
F4 /f4

LABEL 1
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL dsl
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL knoppix-txt
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=normal initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL dslexpert
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic frugal BOOT_IMAGE=expert knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL fb1024x768
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=791 xmodule=fbdev initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL fb800x600
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us apm=power-off vga=788 xmodule=fbdev initrd=/minirt24.gz nomce noapic qemu quiet frugal BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL failsafe
KERNEL /linux24
APPEND ramdisk_size=100000 init=/etc/init lang=us vga=normal atapicd nosound noapic noacpi acpi=off noscsi noapm nousb nopcmcia nofirewire noagp nomce nodhcp xmodule=vesa initrd=/minirt24.gz BOOT_IMAGE=KNOPPIX knoppix_dir=DSL KNOPPIX_DIR=DSL

LABEL 2
KERNEL /intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/intrepid.gz --

LABEL intrepid
KERNEL /intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/intrepid.gz --

LABEL 2
KERNEL /intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/intrepid.gz --

LABEL 2a
KERNEL /intrepid
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/intrepid.gz --

LABEL 3
KERNEL /hardy
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/hardy.gz  --

LABEL 3a
KERNEL /hardy
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= tasks=standard pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=/hardy.gz  --

LABEL 4
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL 4a
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapper
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperserver
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperexpert
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND DEBCONF_PRIORITY=low vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL dapperserverexpert
KERNEL /linuxdap
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false DEBCONF_PRIORITY=low vga=normal initrd=/initrdap.gz ramdisk_size=14332 root=/dev/rd/0 rw  --

LABEL 5
KERNEL /fedora
APPEND initrd=/initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/ text

LABEL fedora
KERNEL /fedora
APPEND initrd=/initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/i386/os/ text

LABEL 6
KERNEL /centos5
APPEND initrd=/centos5.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.2/os/i386/ text

LABEL centos5
KERNEL /centos
APPEND initrd=/centos5.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/5.2/os/i386/ text

LABEL 7
KERNEL /centos
APPEND initrd=/centos.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/4.7/os/i386/ text

LABEL centos
KERNEL /centos
APPEND initrd=/centos.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/centos/4.7/os/i386/ text

LABEL 8
KERNEL /lenny
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/lenny.img --

LABEL lenny
KERNEL /lenny
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/lenny.img --

LABEL 9
KERNEL /etch
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/etch.gz --

LABEL etch
KERNEL /etch
APPEND vga=normal initrd=/etch.gz --

LABEL 10
KERNEL /memtest
APPEND -

LABEL memtest
KERNEL memtest
APPEND -

LABEL 11
KERNEL /ntpwd
APPEND rw vga=1 init=/linuxrc initrd=/initrdnt.gz,scsi.cgz

LABEL ntpwd
KERNEL /ntpwd
APPEND rw vga=1 init=/linuxrc initrd=/initrdnt.gz,scsi.cgz

LABEL 12
KERNEL /dban.bzi
APPEND nuke="dwipe" silent

LABEL dban
KERNEL /dban.bzi
APPEND nuke="dwipe" silent

LABEL feistyserver
KERNEL /feisty
APPEND base-installer/kernel/linux/extra-packages-2.6= pkgsel/install-pattern=~t^ubuntu-standard$ pkgsel/language-pack-patterns= pkgsel/install-language-support=false vga=normal initrd=/feisty.gz ramdisk_size=16417 root=/dev/ram rw  --

Note where I have added all the "/" marks-
KERNEL (/)linux24
initrd=(/)lenny.img
display (/)boot.msg
F2 (/)f2
So, boot into Billix-.0.24 or NetbootCD-2.2 and install Fedora 10 via internet.
Did that work??

DarkSlayer 03-31-2009 03:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by linus72 (Post 3490935)
You can try Billix from USB too...can you boot from USB?

Did that work??


Hi
i downloaded Billix, the version for USB
i have extracted content of archive to my 4 gb flash drive.
Edited Syslinux.cfg, with only difference... added x86_64 Fedora 10 mirrors

Code:

LABEL 5
KERNEL /fedora10x64
APPEND initrd=/initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/ text

LABEL fedora
KERNEL /fedora10x64
APPEND initrd=/initrdf.img method=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora/releases/10/Fedora/x86_64/os/ text


but now i can't boot from my flash.
last couple boots i get "No system drive"

before i get something like no boot , actually don't remember exactly.

this is coz of i've already formated this flash (and the 2nd 8gb) hundred times, during this days , with linux problem.

Windows Basic format : fat32

Acronis advanced format: delete pert => create part => primary => fat32

i dunno what i'm doing not correct


as i mentioned in other posts, before i could boot from usb , NetBootCD (stucked on step which is described above)

Even can't create boot usb liveusb-creator-3.6.3, process always ends with fail ; before it was O.K.

DarkSlayer 03-31-2009 04:26 PM

billix-0.24.tar

shoould i run some of the .bat_s which are located in billix directory ?

1st-boot.bat
dsl-base.bat
dsl-vhd.bat
dsl-windows.bat
pendrive.bat

????

DarkSlayer 03-31-2009 04:37 PM

nothing...

fat32 formated shows me:

Disk error
Press any key to reboot

ntfs formated shows

NTLDR missing
Press CTRL ALT DELETE to reboot

i remember that very first times i had ntfs formated usb, and it booted, also liveusb-creator did its work.

dunnooooooooo

don't want to install Ubuntu (coz of main stream) but i've no choice. believe FC 11 will bring some changes

DarkSlayer 04-01-2009 03:55 PM

Update:

can't "boot" fedora 10 LIVE x86_64, slipstreamed onto USB stick with liveusb-creator 3.6.3


GRUB menu loads, choosing BOOT or VERIFY AND BOOT

booting begins
three lines are booting (fedora starts booting with some loading lines white/blue)
after DOS screen shows me my ethernet connections, like "100mb , full duplex, link ready"

and on this step booting stops or stucks, display shows the same

linus72 04-02-2009 10:21 AM

When you installed Netbootcd/Billix to your USB-did you install syslinux too?
"syslinux -s /dev/sdxx" where "xx" is your USB (sdf1/sde1/sdb1,etc)
I am going to try both Billix/Netbootcd and try to install Fedora10 either to my vbox or my HD.
The .bat files in Billix are to operate DSL through Qemu in Windows so you don't have to reboot.

DarkSlayer 04-03-2009 05:14 AM

yesterday night i've tried install it via internet.
i've slipstreamed Fedora 10 x86_64 NetInstal on my 4gb USB stick
booted from it and chose install via URL , entered path for install.img on some server
AND INSTALLATION BEGUN (in text mode(dos mode whatever)). after reboot initial config started ...everything ok , but on the finish it asked me choose services for sys startup. i left everything by default and finished configuration . after rebut FEDORA STARTED buuuut in CONSOLE Mode (text), i gave command startx... but nothing .... error were showed " unable load initx, or missing initx " (smthing like this)

have i had enable all services ??????? i dunno what services were there. i'm novice.. it was my first text setup, actually like Win Setup .. i thought it would be some like black screen and i should input commands

DarkSlayer 04-03-2009 05:28 AM

linus

lets create normal Guide for Billix.... i saw only one billix review on utube, and some text review.
real novice guide
because when i reading ur or other how tos, it's like a lil mess for me.U know to many times copy paste copy paste copy paste . do u know word "tautology", so its bad.

windows/linux guide for billix for couple distros like fedora/ubuntu

Like:

1 download
2 extract to usb
3 edit config or boot menu or mirros
4 take syslinux from original disto image (i don't know for what do i need syslinux, i read that is booting config for distro)
5 place it on usb as well
6 make usb bootable (and what if i can press F8 during boot, and USB will boot, is it ok ?)
7 boot.

i would like create vid for utube, like noob for noobs. with all credits and co-authors


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