Fedora Installation :: 10 Install - Burned Dvds Would Not Boot
Jan 30, 2009
I'm trying to install fedora 10 via dvd without a lot of success. i'm doing this on an old hp 8765c computer. it has a sansung sd-612 dvd-rom player. the dvd's i burned would not boot. so, i checked the dvd. sha1sum. check verify dvd when burned. check boot on system where the dvd burned. check dvd verify when bootedc check ok, lets check the dvd player. From i can see on the web, this player had issues about not playing dvds. some relate to driver issue when upgrading me to xp. and, some refer to updating firmware. lots of post about the dvd player not playing dvds. None with a succinct solution.
Well, if anyone has a solution for updating the firmware for a samsung sd-623 dvd player, it would be helpful. For now, installing from the internal dvd player isn't going to work for hardware reasons. Plan B lets try installing from the dvd using a network attached dvd server. sing the net install cd. use linux askmethod, use url to point to the dvd. the image in retreived, select all the defautl options, format the drive, does the package selection, does the package dependencies, but errors on the retriving packages. puts up the download retry message. then show message about not being able to retreive the authcong-gkt... rpm. just let the net install go. i get to the nic configuration, it errors out. probably network manager issue about trying to set a static ip address.........
I've been backing up some data recently because I'm planning to upgrade to 10.04. It had been going well until today. I burned a couple DVDs, tested them, and they were fine. I burned another one, tested it, and it wouldn't mount. Got the following: "Unable to mount media. There is probably no media in the drive." (Was using K3b).
I tried the same one again, this time using GnomeBaker. Seemed to burn alright, but once again would not mount when I tested it. So, I thought maybe it's just this one particular folder. I tried to burn a DVD with completely different data. Same thing, seemed to burn OK, but again it will not mount.
I went back and re-tested the DVDs that worked OK earlier today, and these ones are still mounting. Any ideas? Did my burner suddenly go bad? Or does someone know of any other possibilities that hopefully could be fixed? -using Verbatim 16x DVD-Rs (burned on 8x)-Lite-On SHW-160P6S
-Ubuntu 8.10 -755 MB RAM -Intel Xeon CPU 1.70GHz -used no multisession (or finalized in Gnomebaker) -used linux+windows filesystem
-I was burning mostly video files (.avi, a couple of .wmv, couple of text files, subfolders with other .avi, etc.)--basically the same type of data whether they could mount or not.
i just installed 10.10 on my girls laptop (Acer Aspire 5735z) hoping it would fix the old problem i had with playing real dvd's. it didnt. it keeps saying "Could not read from Resource". when i try with VLC is say "Could not read from file". but if i put in a burned movie, it plays fine. i checked and it has libdvdcss2, libdvdnav4, and libdvdread4 installed. i get the same problems with my laptop (toshiba portege m400 tablet) which runs fedora 13.
I burned a live c.d of debian 6 today, it works really great but there is no option to install it. I've done lots of installs off c.ds where it says " install" right at boot up, as on option. is there a way to install this?
files. I then downloaded "Fedora-12-x86_64-CHECKSUM" and ran sha1sum.exe on my iso files and compared the results. They were wrong for all 5 iso files. Figuring there was a problem with the way I was trying to evaluate the checksum I burned a CD with the disc1.iso. I received a "INSERT A BOOT DISK" error from my machine. I then tried downloading the disc1.iso again and ran checksum on my newly downloaded file and get the same checksum on both the old and new disc1.iso files.
When I run:
I get the response:
It seems to me the checksum value should be:
What am I doing wrong? I've installed many different distros in the past and am pretty sure I burned the iso file not just copied it to the CD.
I have a Dell PowerEdge 300 SC that won't boot to the Fedora ISO image burned to the CD. I unpacked the .iso and the CD has the boot, isolinux and LiveOS folders visible. In the BIOS, I put the CD driver ahead of the hard drive in the boot sequence. It just doesn't see it. Is my hardware simply obsolete?
So I picked up a new (too me) laptop Dell Laditude C640, Tried to install Ubuntu 9.10 on it, won't boot, all bios setting correct. Couldn't figure it out. Went through my stack of distro CD's Oddly I found It WOULD boot FC12, and a Debian Lenny Netinst CD (But not the full install one). Even weirder. Assumed bad CD, re burnt with new;t DL'd iso, Nothing. Tried on different media, Nothing. Burned it on my GF's laptop (Win7) WORKED! WTF kind of crap is that? what can it be doing that K3b / Brasero isn't.
I've been a SuSE user since 6.3 days. I just built 2 more old PCs to learn DRBD, and they only have CD drives (not DVDs). To my chagrin I just found out that there are no 11.3 install CDs? These old computers can't boot from USB either so I can't stick the DVD on a USB drive. Or am I just missing the installation CDs somewhere? I did some searching on the download site and in these forums but came up empty.
i downloaded version 9.10 and created installation cds with infrarecorder, iso recorder and an old version of nero. i could boot to the installation screen but that is how far i could go. selecting and pressing "install" would not start the installation. do i have a bad iso or i burned it the wrong way?
I downloaded 64-bit fedora12 iso DVD image and created a DVD. When I tried to boot, the CD does not boot. I checked the documentation to see whether book.iso or any other file needs to be copied along with. My question is:
- What are the files I need to copy to a DVD for the DVD to boot up straight up from the DVD...? - If not, is there another way to get this fresh installation done.
I have 32-bit Fedora 11 installed in a machine, but need 64-Fedora to do some testing, before going with RH Linux.
I have download Ubuntu 10.04 several times and burned on a number of different PC under Win XP with the same results. When using the Live Cd option it requests a login user name and password of which all I have tried do not work. This is a ISO burned to cd not a HD install. So. what is that password? blank blank does not work.
I've been trying for days now to install Ubuntu on a Dell Dimension 5100 desktop. It's got a 2ghz processor, ATI graphics card and 512 ram. It has a DVD drive that it boots from. Here's the problem. I have Ubuntu 10 burned on a regular CD and I have Ubuntu 9.1 burned on a DVD. I can boot this Dell up using the CD. It goes through the regular install, gets to 23% then tells me that it can't recognize the CD/DVD device or the hard drive. I've re-seated cables, I know the hardware is all good, this is my media computer that Ive had attached to my TV now for a year. It was running fine 3 days ago before I got the great idea to convert it to Linux.
Now...once that fails I try to put in the burned DVD of version 9. Again the computer boots, I tell it to boot from the DVD...but this time the computer acts as if that drive doesn't even exist. It simply can't find the DVD drive anymore once I put a DVD into it. Is this a problem with the basic reading?? It'll read a CD but not a DVD. If I let it boot all the way to the live Ubuntu CD, the DVD drive is recognized just fine, reads DVDs, etc. Is there another solution, something I should be trying? I need this comp on Ubuntu. I've already converted all other systems in my house and this POS is the only abomination still using windows.
I checked the md5sum of the iso using winMd5Sum utility, it is OK.
To check the CD, right clicked the md5sum file in it, send to winmd5sum, and then copied the corresponding hash from the ubuntuhashes page into the bottom text box, and compared. The message box says md5 sums are different. Now the question is, have I done it correctly, I mean, is this the way to check a burned CD, OR, is there another way to check md5sum of a burned CD?
I don't really now where this goes but figured i start in the general forum, mods please move as needed.I got my f12 install up and running great. I recently burned an audio cd. when i used it in my car i noticed i had to turn the volume up a lot more then on my other burned cds. previously i used my mac to burn cds. the mp3 files are the same, they are located on a external hd that both computers access. the difference is significant. any ideas on why this is?
I am having problems reading burned media from my optical drives.I have a dvd rom and a dvd-rw I can burn media but after it's burned my drives do not read them, but if I use a different system it reads just fine.I have no issues with pressed cds though. I am a newbie at this so I have no idea what I did wrong.
So I downloaded the Ubuntu 10.04 Desktop Edition and burned it to a disk. Shut off my computer and restarted it, booting from the CD Drive. It couldn't find it. So I thought maybe there was an unrecorded write error so I burned it to a second disc. Well after burning it I noticed I can't even see the disc anymore. It doesn't seem to be recognized at all. That explains why it didn't boot from CD.
But what I want to know is why on earth is it basically going invisible and not working? I've never had a problem with burning discs, especially Ubuntu stuff... So why...? Well I just booted up the CD on a different computer and it seems to be working fine. So it appears that my computer simply has ceased to see bootable discs or maybe its just non-empty discs.
I am having problems reading burned media from my optical drives. I can burn media but after it's burned my drives do not read them, but if I use a different system it reads just fine.I am a newbie at this so I have no idea what I did wrong.
Originally I had Ubuntu running on my machine. I installed windows beta 7 with a working dual boot. Get everything working in grub again. I decided to give Fedora a try and wiped my Ubuntu partition and installed Fedora. Everythings all good...except the reconfiguration of grub has left out my Windows 7 partition (nothing out of the norm) I tried manually adding windows 7 to /boot/grub/menu.lst but it's not working, when I try to boot into Windows 7 i get a little flashing "_" for a really long time and nothing happens.
I tried a number of times to install dual boot with Win2k. I keep getting errors at the stage of setting up the partition for the install. When I try to choose ext4 it says Fedora cannot be installed on a bootable drive, fix the problem. I don't see how to fix it...it does not say what to do or change.
I have had other linux installed in the same partition without a problem. What gives?
150GB drive for both OS's Separate drive for data, not involved in the install.
| 72GB NTFS Win2K | 76 GB free for ext3 and swap |
I read the thread with a similar title, however the symptoms I see are different. I just built a new server around an Intel Core 2 Duo sitting on an IP43 mobo. I initially installed the 32 bit F10 and it ran fine. I downloaded the _64 release and installed that over the top. Clean installation, no errors. On boot the machine gets to
Setting up other filesystems.
type=1404 audit(1240447703.664:2): enforcing=1 old_enforcing=0 auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 type=1403 audit(1240447703.833:3) policy loaded auid=4294967295 ses=4294967295 Switching to new root and running init.
I can boot the thing into rescue mode but I can't find any core dumps, no messages in log files, nada. Very perplexing.
I have a really old Dell Poweredge 2600, with no DVD drive and no ability to boot from USB so I downloaded the CD's for FC10, but when I try to boot off the CD it brings up to the "Press enter for graphical mode, F1 for main, etc" screen, but I cannot get past this screen. It isn't locked up as CTRL-ALT-DEL reboots the computer, but it won't load into the installation. I have tried burning the CD1 multiple times (all on my macbook using disk utility if that makes a difference), but I still can't get it to boot. I have some FC9 cd's and they boot fine.
I tried the nomodeset without luck, normal install, basic video driver. Im trying to install F12 x64, it looks like a hardware problem maybe its trying to load the wrong driver...who knows, but it just reboot after a few seconds of showing me this message:
IOMMU: setting indetity map for device 0000:00:1f.0 [0x0 - 0x1000000]
Im using an asus f6a core2duo with an intel video card. BTW im using fedora 11 without any problem, but i want to try fedora 12
The status bar loads completely but then the machine just sits there on this screen. I am not dual booting - F13 is the only OS on the machine. system responds when I press 'power' button or Ctrl+Alt+Del by running through some type of shutdown procedure that kills running processes.BTW, this is an older dell system, Pentium 4, 512mb ram
Just installed a fresh copy of F10. After install, when I boot It goes through a screen where it shows 3 bars loading. Once the last bar (white) is finished, and fedora 10 becomes white, nothing happens. If i press any key, it will give me a msg saying something along the lines of "reading contents of drive vol000 this make take a while". I rebooted after 2 hours. When i came back, I waited 8 hours.
I have just completed a dual boot installation of FC10. The install was done from CD's I downloaded from the Fedora website. The installation (seemed to have) went fine, and the machine still boots into XP if selected from the menu. The Fedora installation does not complete the boot process. I have three bars that move across the bottom of the screen, and the Fedora 10 graphic tuns white, and then the system hangs. I have let it sit at this screen for as long as 30 minutes. The screen will blank occasionally, but returns to the same place if I hit a key on the keyboard.
I have it installed on an old HP E800 netserver, running dual P3-866mHz processors, 2GB ram, a ATI Radeon 7000 video card, and three 36GB SCSI drives, non-raid. I know FC10 will run on this machine, as I have a friend running it on another E800 without any problems. This machine does have on-board video that is disabled only by plugging a different video card in (Phoenix BIOS).