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boro100 24th March 2009 15:07

Problem with installing Fedora 10 on DVD
 
Hello,

I have problem with installing Fedora 10 on DVD. I downloaded the ISO and checked it before I burn it and it was ok. I burned it and now when I tried to install and I get no response. I have tried it several computers and get the same thing, no response.

Any ideas?

falko 25th March 2009 14:06

What do you mean with "no response"?
Did you burn the iso as an image, or as a data DVD? Must be image.

Also, did you configure the BIOS to boot from the CD drive?

boro100 25th March 2009 16:39

What do you mean with "no response"?
Did you burn the iso as an image, or as a data DVD? Must be image.

Also, did you configure the BIOS to boot from the CD drive?
24th March 2009 10:07


The BIOS is configured to boot from CD drive. The iso was burned as an image. When I insert the dvd on the drive it goes through several stages like "language ..........." and then I have options to test the dvd or just to install, and here is where I get no response which ever option I choose. I have done several installations with lower versions of fedora and I do not get this error.

Any ideas?

CBHedricks 25th March 2009 20:30

How recent is the hardware in your PC and was it working fine with another OS installed? Check your hardware clock (BIOS setup) for correct date and time, make sure that their are no scratches or fingerprints on the reading surface of the drive.

I have a freind that was trying to load SuSE 11 on his machine and was having similar issues - boiled down to fingerprints and the clock was off by 1 year.

Good luck.

boro100 25th March 2009 21:49

How recent is the hardware in your PC and was it working fine with another OS installed? Check your hardware clock (BIOS setup) for correct date and time, make sure that their are no scratches or fingerprints on the reading surface of the drive.

I have tried in several computers and some have been running Fedora 8. The BIOS , date and time are setup correctly.

CBHedricks 25th March 2009 22:48

Am I understating you correctly in that this issue ONLY applies to the one computer? If that is the case you may have something (hardware) that does not go well with the new distro or you may have an issue with your Optical Drive in that one machine.

As a first measure I would try swapping the optical drive out from one of the working machines to see if that helps. If not then you may be facing some issues with other related hardware. If the swap does work, a replacement optical drive is usually found under $40US at newegg.com or local retail shop.

If you could list out what hardware you have in the non-working machine I can take a closer look into compatibility issues.

Good luck.

CB

boro100 26th March 2009 01:06

The problem is not with hardware because I have tried it in several computers and get same problem. These computers I tried to install it on had been running Fedora before.

falko 26th March 2009 17:47

At the beginning of the Fedora installer, there's a tool that let's you check the installation media (DVD). Have you tried that? Maybe there's something wrong with the DVD.

IF the DVD is ok, I'd also say it's a hardware problem.


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