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15th May 2006, 09:55 PM
I have downloaded and burned the fedora disks to cd but I can not get my windows xp professional system to boot off of these disks to install fedora. I have looked at the disks and have data on all of the disks and my system is set to boot off of my cdrom but it still wil not boot off of the #1 Disk.
16th May 2006, 06:46 AM
You checked the .iso images before burning? Try burning at a slower speed.
16th May 2006, 10:50 PM
how do you check the .iso images bfore Burning. I guess I am little confused about how to use the sha1SUM Utility.
16th May 2006, 11:52 PM
Well, the first thing is to make sure you burned the discs as IMAGES, not as FILES or simply copied them. As to checking the sha1sum's - here's some descriptions of what to do: http://shamsweb.50webs.com/
17th May 2006, 03:06 AM
When I downloaded the FC5 iso's I used my FC4 box to check the sha1sum's by opening a terminal
and changed directory to where the iso was located and typed sha1sum and the filename hit enter waited a bit and here's the terminal output:
"[phil@nixbox5 ~]$ cd FC5
[phil@nixbox5 FC5]$ sha1sum FC-5-i386-disc1.iso
I tried using the sha1sum.exe for Windows XP but wasn't able to get it to
output anything at all. EDIT: I did finally get the sha1sum.exe to work finally as I
wasn't putting the ".exe" after the sha1sum.
There is a link to a sha1sum gui for Windows on the Fedora site.
17th May 2006, 04:01 AM
Bob was right I didn't burn the iso's as images. I am currently downloading the rest of the fc-5 ISO's. I have yet to check the sha1sum's. Since I currently don't have any Linux installed on my computer I will be trying to verify the Iso's with the Windows XP version.
17th May 2006, 02:01 PM
Checking sha1sum in XP:
1)Copy sha1sum to the folder where you have your ISO files
2)Start->Accesories->Command Prompt (called DOS PROMPT) >You're going to the old DOS mode)
3) Go to the directory by CD (Change Directory) commands to the folder where you have ISO files
4)Go to windows Copy the name of the CD in windows by pressing F2
5) Go to DOS and click the upper left corner to pull down the menu and choose paste just after the sha1sum <space>
Repeat 4-5 till you finishto check all ISO files. that's how I did.
17th May 2006, 03:40 PM
A thing to avoid, using XP, is looking into the iso files from explorer - it treats it as a RAR file and somehow corrupts it.
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