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Old 04-24-2011, 02:47 PM   #1
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Fedora Download won't boot


Downloaded Fedora.iso the other day. Burned a cd so I could hopefully load either the cd or iso. into a virtual machine. Neither one works. As a virtual machine have no BIOS issue, so that's not it. I did burn and not just copy files, so that's not it either. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 02:53 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forums!

Can you be more specific than "it didn't work?" What is your setup, what have you tried, what are the error messages/symptoms?
 
Old 04-24-2011, 02:54 PM   #3
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Did you verify the md5sum from the download?
Try to burn the iso at a lower speed.

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Old 04-24-2011, 07:41 PM   #4
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and to add
Did you read the fedora install guide ?
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...ide/index.html

burning the iso ( as an image ) to a dvd is covered
 
Old 04-25-2011, 12:28 AM   #5
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fedora won't boot

When I try to load it into VMware, it says it can't see an OS on the cd (of the iso.). When I load it into VirtualPC nothing happens.
Dont' know how to check the md5sum. I read the Fedora intructions on the website and just did what it said. Sounded pretty simple. I tried it on a MAC and my Windows PC. Same results with both.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 01:28 AM   #6
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DID you burn the iso as a "image" or as a DATA dvd /cd
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...isc/index.html
that is from windows7 read the dvd and look to see if there is ONE file or many files on it

there should be about a dozen

if there is only ONE " Fedora-14-i386-DVD.iso "( for 32 bit)or " Fedora-14-x86_64-DVD.iso " ( for 64 bit)

then you burned it wrong

Last edited by John VV; 04-25-2011 at 01:31 AM.
 
Old 04-25-2011, 05:18 AM   #7
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You should make it clear what type of iso you downloaded. Was it for a live-CD ? If so test the live cd by booting with it in the drive. If it was anything else, then it is a dvd image and useful only for an installation. (That could be into Vbox or vmware or to the hard disk as a proper install).
 
Old 04-25-2011, 06:05 PM   #8
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No matter what, the download is bad. Test it to be sure.
 
Old 04-26-2011, 12:56 AM   #9
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I did burn it as a data dvd. When I look at on the dvd drive, it is the iso image only- not a bunch of files. It appears as with the same iso icon that the download has. Will try to boot the dvd in computer. ....
 
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well if you made the dvd a data dvd then it will never boot
you MUST use " burn as a image"

on windows ( seeing as there is NO native support for this-except for 7)
buy a license for nero
or there are a few free programs

i have used "InfraRecorder" in the past

see the link to the FEDORA DOC page I posted a few up
"Burning_ISO_images_to_disc/index.html"
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/en-US/...isc/index.html
 
  


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