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Old 05-26-2007, 03:46 PM   #1
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booting problem


Hi to all

i m new to the linux ....and facing problem while installing the fedora core 5...the problem is that FC5 is not bootable so how i can boot it for installation..any help would be highly appreciated......thanks
 
Old 05-26-2007, 03:55 PM   #2
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Would you please give us more information. Are these cds that you burned or did you purchase them? Is your cd player first in the boot order? If it starts to boot where does it stop? Specifications on your computer would also be nice.
 
Old 05-26-2007, 04:16 PM   #3
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i have downloaded images from fedoraproject.org and as for as cdplayer is concerned its working well while booting FC2 And FC6 but with FC5 after system start black screen apears and no error msg...system specs r..processor 2.08MHZ,80gb hardisk and 1 Gb ram ..and thak for quick reply
 
Old 06-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #4
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As mentioned, change the BIOS to boot from CD-ROM as First Boot Device. <I cheat, I make all devices CD-ROM before install, and Hard Drive First Boot Device, CD-ROM Second Boot Device, Floppy Drive Third Boot Device after the installation is complete and I am rebooting the system for First Boot>. At the question: "test media", check the media for successful download<MD5SUM>. Yes, it is worth YOUR time. There are cheat codes. Find them at "F1,F2,F3",..etc. Some that work for me are,..."doscsi", "noapic", and "acpi=off". Each of us have different needs and different hardware, so a little tweeking is necessary. If YOU have a lot of USB devices, try to install without them to see if there is a difference. If YOU have a Router or an external serial RS-232 Modem, plug it in and turn on the power, prior to installing the Distro. Try to setup as much during the install as offered, it is so much easier than afterwards...if YOUR not experienced with the cli. Post back after YOUR reinstall, read the help data at...http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/HOWTO-INDEX/howtos.html Then ask us for more help. If YOU describe what YOU'VE done, we'll find the answers sooner.

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Old 06-01-2007, 11:00 PM   #5
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It sounds like you should check your cd with md5sum, if the other 2 will load and boot, the cd would be the only thing that I can think of that would cause the problem. If you can boot a later configuration that leaves out any hardware issues I would think.
 
  


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