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Old 03-07-2006, 07:15 PM   #1
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this is so confusing!!

i'm trying to boot Fedora Core 4 on an OLD Windows 98 machine. i know it will work cause my computer teacher gave me all the stuff to do it and expects me to make it work. windows 98 boots fine, i can see the ISO file in the D:/ drive, but when i select CD rom as the boot device in BIOS and disable the harddrive from booting, it says "please insert bootable media into the appropriate drive" PLEASE HELP
Old 03-07-2006, 07:19 PM   #2
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if all you see is an iso file it wasnt burned properly

you must 'burn image to disk' (in nero) when you burn the image file.
Old 03-07-2006, 07:20 PM   #3
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You burned the CD incorrectly. You have to "burn from image" with your CD burning software.

When you open D: drive, you should see a bunch of files and directories. If you only see an .iso file, you did it wrong...
Old 03-07-2006, 07:26 PM   #4
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Right now, the computer is trying to boot from the cd-device, and there's nothing to boot from in the cd-drive.

Open Nero, or some other burning utility, and burn the cd iso. DOn't just burn the file to a disk. It's a disk image, so what it'll do is extract all the needed data to a dvd.

If you don't have nero, you can search for tons of free burners that will burn an iso. I don't know if Win98 came with a utility to do it.
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Windows 98 does not come with a CD burning application.
What are the hardware specs of this computer?
Requirements of Fedora are:
Recommended for text-mode: 200 MHz Pentium-class or better
Recommended for graphical: 400 MHz Pentium II or better
Disk space min install 520mb - everything 5.3GB.
Minimum for text-mode: 64MB
Minimum for graphical: 192MB
Recommended for graphical: 256MB
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...if Fedora is too intensive, there's always other Distros, like Vector which is meant to run on more lean hardware.


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