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Old 07-23-2010, 12:21 PM   #1
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USB installation. . .DVD Installation

HEre it goes.

I created a CD with virtual user and ran the Fedora 13. It seemed to run ok, very slow, but ok.

But when I tried to install Fedora to my harddrive, I sat there for hours as if nothing happened.

I went the USB way.. . .

Same thing happened.

So, I went and downloaded a 3.1 Gig ISO and installed it on a DVD. Everything verified ok on the creation of the DVD, but during the Installation it craps out on me on the 79th (out of 200+) packages and cancels the whole installation. I tried 3 or 4 times and finally gave up on DVD.

So. . .I went to the USB port, and created a USB with the ISO program.

It boots up on the USB, asks for language and such, but then asks WHERE my disk image is at.

It gives me 3 options


(I am not sure about the SB's I am only going by memory because I am here at work).

If I choose the first one, it seems to be going to my thumb drive, but no matter which image I pick in the image directory, it ignores it and says it is the wrong image.

The other two choices will cause an Immediate crash of the installation.

There is also a "F2" option. . .
It gives about 5 different drives??? I am guessing those are the SD card slots on the computer, but anyhow I decided to try each of the options under F2. All of the options did a immediate crash of installation.

How can I install Fedora to my computer? What I am doing wrong? I thought the USB would take care of any kind of read error, but I can't get Fedora to continue its installation off of the USB thumb drive.

Old 07-24-2010, 08:01 AM   #2
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You musb be doing something wrong, maybe cds were not perfectly burned?
Try with other distro, that will give good chances.
Old 07-24-2010, 04:43 PM   #3
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I had a Dell Vostro 200 fail on CentOS and Smoothwall installations, but work fine with Ubuntu. So you could try a different distro.
Old 07-24-2010, 04:49 PM   #4
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Ok, I went to a different distro. . . finally got it to install. ONly problem is, it boots up to manual / text mode. I tried to login, but the user id and password is unknown. I am going to search on "default" login info.



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