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1st July 2004, 01:06 PM
So, I spent 2 nights downloading Fedora Core 2 from fredora downloads. Got all 4 files and burned them to disk using Roxio EZ cd creator6. Set Dell optiplex to boot to CD first loaded CD1 and it doesn't find the disk, just jumps straight to windows. I tried again on a Dell Lattitude laptop with second set of CD's I burned thinking fist set of CD were bad. Still jumped straight to windows. Definately have the boot config set to boot to CD, but can't get the disks to install..... Desperate to get away from Windows and experience Linux, but at a brick wall, any ideas? Suggestions? the files are .iso files downloaded directly from http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/ the files seem to be ok, but I am curious if the way they were burned has created a problem.. Any help would be greatly appreciated..... email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to, or post reply here. Thanks, will pass on any wisdom gained. Bo :confused:
The file is: FC2-I386-disc1 Easy Cd creator image file 651,884 KB
1st July 2004, 01:43 PM
Please respond, I don't have anyone else to help......
1st July 2004, 01:46 PM
You are sure the iso files were extracted when you burned them? ISO files are a single compressed file containing the files you want to burn on the cd rom. Look at the cd's in your file manager and make sure you see directories: [Fedora], [images] and [isolinux] and about 16 files
RPM-GPG-KEY (6 files)
***make sure you are selecting burn a"image" in roxio
***make sure you did not download the SRPMS files...the iso you wanted are the FC2-i386-disc1.iso (2,3 and 4)
1st July 2004, 01:55 PM
Looks like it is one big file, FC2-I386-disc1 Easy Cd creator image file 651,884 KB
I guess perhaps that my problem? I look at it in Windows explorer and that is waht I see. I really appreciate your response.
1st July 2004, 01:59 PM
When you refer to file manager do you mean windows explorer?
1st July 2004, 02:05 PM
Looked at file FC2-I386-disc1 Easy Cd creator image file 651,884 KB
closer it appears it is UDFRDR file system, this is native Roxio reader file, is that the problem?
1st July 2004, 02:26 PM
In windows if you are using roxio cd burner - right click the *.iso file and select "Record to CD"
This will record/extrct the iso image down on to the CD and you will be able to boot of them.
1st July 2004, 03:59 PM
Follow ukdelinquents advice and you should get a good disc, it appears you have merely copied the iso file to the disc...I am not familiar with EZcd / Roxio as I use Nero in windows but the concept is the same...
I found these directions:
1. Launch Easy CD Creator
2. Choose File, Create CD from CD Image... and you'll be presented with a dialog box.
3. Click on the "Files of type:" dropdown box and select "ISO Image Files (*.ISO)"
4. Select the .ISO file you downloaded then press Open.
5. At the CD Creation Setup dialog box, make sure the Write Method is set to Disc-At-Once and Close CD.
6. Select the desired write speed and create options, if necessary, then press OK to begin recording.
Note: In EZCD Creator you must change the drop down to reflect *.ISO rather than the default to see the file.
1. Navigate in Explorer to the .ISO file you have downloaded, and double click on it.
2. Choose the write speed you want to use.
3. You will have three Create options:
Test & Create CD
You can use Create CD or Test and Create CD
4. At the CD Creation Setup dialog box, make sure the Write Method is set to Disc-At-Once and Close CD
5. Select the desired write speed and create options, if necessary, then press OK to begin recording.
2nd July 2004, 08:13 AM
hi ,sailorsgh i have the same problem as bomar but i use nero , could you plaese explain me the process burn the cd and get a bootable cd with Nero burning ,asi do not have Easy cd creator.
For your information i donwload also the for iso file and if i look after them with I.Explorer the file are open with winrar and i can see the différents directories and file as you explain above , but after that how must i proceed?
many thanks in advance.
Sorry for my bad english
P.S at the beginning i have buy a DVD version of FC2, but as my DVD in an SCSI controled by an tekram card i can boot from my dvd i get the message " Loading sym53c8xx diver" and the sytem hang.I have tray the cd on a other computer with IDE DVD and that works fine, and for this reason a try now to bring up my first linux with the downloaded file.
2nd July 2004, 08:49 AM
in nero you simply choose "burn image"
go to this link for instructions:
please everyone use google to ask questions like this, there are 100s of sites dedicated to image burning how-tos....
2nd July 2004, 01:24 PM
Disk -at -once must have been the issue, selected this and worked like charm I have burned 1,000 of disks with Roxio and Nero and had no idea that for this burn I needed to select disk at once. I realize you want this site to be for Linux users exclusively, but if you are unable to get the freakin thing burned and installed then you can't move forwrd learnin the OS. might be useful to have section dedicated to burning the image correctly for beginners, save some users a alot of time, and save the world alot of wasted disks if you knew ahead of time that you hasd to select disk-at-once. Talked to some other users today and they experienced the same thing when burning the first time. Thanks for your help just the same. As now I am working on learning the command line........ :D
2nd July 2004, 04:38 PM
I sure all of us have ruined disks when we first started using CD burners...I know I did...but 'how to burn images' is already well documented on the web...we don't want to duplicate what is out there already...and anyway using Nero and Roxio are a windows issue :p .....good luck with the command line
you may want to search the forum for "command line", there was a recent thread concerning commands and where to find documentation...
4th July 2004, 09:47 AM
Really, appreciate this site.... I am using Fedora and loving it... Thanks for your responses...
Windows? You still use that? Well thats your problem! ---- Bo Edmonds
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