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Fedora Core 3 install problem

 
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I downloaded the DVD ISO for Fedora Core 3, and when I tried to install it, the installer asked where is the installation from?

When I picked "CD Drive", it couldn't detect the DVD... I put the DVD in both drives and it still couldn't detect it!

Should I just download the 4 CD ISOs?
 
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Did you just copy the ISO to the disk or did you burn it? Copying the file that you downloaded onto a disk won't work. Here's a link that might help explain it (there are many others - this just came up near the top):

http://www.jmrtechnet.com/index.php/article/13/2
 
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I used Easy CD Creator to burn the ISO...

I restarted my computer, put the DVD in the drive, and from it, the Install / Setup program started... I picked, "Graphical Mode" and also selected "English" and selected "US" for the keyboard...

After that it asked me what was the installation source and I picked "CD-ROM" and it couldn't find it?

So, therefore, I am currently downloading the Fedora Core 3 CD ISO... I thought I could install it using the DVD ISO?
 
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The DVD installation route is very new.

Not surprising there are bugs and/or certain devices not supported.

Guy
 
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If you open up the DVD you burned under windows and see one big file (the (iso) file, you didn't burn it right. You should see a whole directory tree of files on the DVD.

You can't just drag and drop an ISO. An ISO is a block-by-block image of what goes down on the CD (somewhat like a ZIP file). What you need is an ISO recorder. This is a handy little utility that hooks into the desktop and makes ISOs burn properly.

Check out
http://isorecorder.alexfeinman.com.



Never mind. First of all, you're quoting stuff you could only see if you'd burned it OK, secondly a number of people already suggested that.

I don't have the setup handly, but I think you can set the install path. Try telling it to use /mnt/scd0 or /mnt/dvd[0]. If neither of those options works, use the ALT+Fn buttons to look at the setup output streams and see if one of them provides a usable device ID. And/or a command prompt that you can use to mount the DVD assuming you need to.
[ February 18, 2005: Message edited by: Tim Holloway ]
 
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I had 4 CD ISOs,

I found a nice Shell script that turned those ISOs in to one DVD ISO,

It did not give me any problem. I guess, it was http://www.iruntheinter.net/files/misc/mkdvd-1.0
 
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you used somebody else's third-party script to combine several ISO's meant for CD's into one ISO sized for a DVD? well, no wonder that isn't working for you then. i'm amazed such a thing would even boot up.

either download a ISO image created for DVDs from the start, or burn your CD-sized images onto CDs. don't try to jerry-rig a DVD ISO out of stuff that wasn't meant for a DVD.
 
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I had 4 CD ISOs,

I found a nice Shell script that turned those ISOs in to one DVD ISO,

It did NOT give me any problem. I guess, it was http://www.iruntheinter.net/files/misc/mkdvd-1.0
 
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There is absolutely no reason that individual install CD isos cannot be 'merged' into one large .iso for a DVD burn, provided that the DVD burn is run properly, and that the merge is done properly.

This 'merging' process is exactly what one does to set up a single point in the file system, for example for a HTTP install.

Guy
 
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my apologies; i must not have been awake when i wrote that — i confused mr. Narsay for the person with the original problem, mr. Khan.

i am, however, quite surprised to hear that you can merge ISOs in this manner. i would have thought that the installer wouldn't know in which directory to go looking for what file; perhaps Red Hat's installer is different from the Mandrake ones i've been using these last few years.
 
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Sorry, was not thinking about distros.

I am speaking of RedHat, I have negative knowledge of 'Drake.

Guy

I should mention you need a 'driver' system to set up the install environment.

You definitely need to know how to properly merge the CD isos. All work done on a hard disk before you burn the DVD.

G.
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Originally posted by Unnsse Khan:
I used Easy CD Creator to burn the ISO...

I restarted my computer, put the DVD in the drive, and from it, the Install / Setup program started... I picked, "Graphical Mode" and also selected "English" and selected "US" for the keyboard...

After that it asked me what was the installation source and I picked "CD-ROM" and it couldn't find it?

So, therefore, I am currently downloading the Fedora Core 3 CD ISO... I thought I could install it using the DVD ISO?



Did you get this going? I've installed (FC3) from the CD's several times.

'even got 1.4 and 1.5 jdk's, netbeans, sun's ref server, and tomcat all installed under it and used all of them successfully at different times.

BUT, just to check: you said:

After that it asked me what was the installation source and I picked "CD-ROM" and it couldn't find it?



Shouldn't you have picked "DVD" or some such?

Mark
[ May 25, 2005: Message edited by: Mark Wuest ]
 
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