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14th November 2006, 06:11 PM
I've decided to switch to the i386 version of fedora instead of the 64 bit version. When I installed the first time (64 bit) my CD Rom stopped working and from doing a little research I would have had to rebuild the kernel.
How can I just avoid all of that and make sure it works when I install?
14th November 2006, 06:16 PM
I suppose you could swap it out with a friend for a reliable one for the day, if it's the CD-Rom and not the media. Otherwise, make sure you do the sha1sum, slow-burn (I use 16X) and do the media check before you install.
14th November 2006, 07:04 PM
Thanks, although that's not exactly my problem.
To phrase it better, my problem is that once fedora is installed the CD-Rom stops working. I can't even open it. I think this is because the drivers don't get installed along the way, and I don't think I can install them afterward unless I want to rebuild the kernel.
14th November 2006, 07:14 PM
what cd-rom do you have, from my understanding since the source is most definitely not on the cds that the kernel comes precompiled to support almost everything. Since your cdrom wasnt supported the first time i doubt it will be the second time around. You couldnt find any module for the drive? if not you will probably have to recompile. its really not that hard, just follow one of the many step by step how tos
14th November 2006, 07:52 PM
I have found if you recompile the kernel and slim down the modulesto only what you need, :rolleyes: and kill some of the services even on a lowend maching runs pretty good. Therefore I would recompile the kernel. Just to free some RAM. It is not hard just takes a little time. ;)
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