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10th June 2009, 07:45 AM
Im trying to install fedora 11 full from the multiple cds and it fails on cd1 after fedora cant find a network connection and forces me to configure it via dhcp or manual ips.
"This requires that you have an active network connection during the installation process. Please configure a network interface"
"No Network Available
Some of your software repositories require networking,
but there was an error enabling the network on your system"
my mb is an asus: a7n8x deluxe with a 3com and nvidia lan chipsets
10th June 2009, 09:31 AM
Are you adding some extra repositories during the installation? Try not to add any repos while installing. Add them after installation is complete.
10th June 2009, 09:41 AM
I haven't added any repositories, I dont even know how to do that im still new to fedora and linux in general.
disabling one of the two lan chipsets in the bios resolved my problem and I was able to install fedora while connected.
the installer still refuses to do an offline installation if no connection is found.
the installation repository is missing during installation.
10th June 2009, 05:35 PM
Hmm, that's strange because it shouldn't need any connection for installation off the CD/DVD. Did you download the right CD/DVD? Here's a good guide to follow, make sure you're seeing the same as in the screenshots, otherwise you possibly using the wrong ISO image:
You only need internet connection to install programs after the installation from the disk is complete.
10th June 2009, 06:51 PM
this are the isos i used, i verified their sha256 sums and did a data verification on each one after burning with nero.
48bf00b8aa4d13da9bb13a1a82d835e90ab65ff32d282b58df fae66e70773630 *Fedora-11-i386-disc1.iso
530a4f4486216680bcc68e4b9ccbd667ed1278d668199f9024 2e5139d000183a *Fedora-11-i386-disc2.iso
b3a8c355c4f78303ea3eea92a4a537c43ddead23bef2a52d0e 1f209986ac3811 *Fedora-11-i386-disc3.iso
8318dc3af01bc3f864d6b52c55242444d60fbdbac6ad924190 724a2324302730 *Fedora-11-i386-disc4.iso
114152bbbcbe1ad1f5fca4de17b6762a2b86e68c56192b5481 4f0e0ffe70402b *Fedora-11-i386-disc5.iso
e296683a4702d3ccd6e15faf159c2a9c3f00325bf2a7a28434 a3441d68e9e434 *Fedora-11-i386-disc6.iso
10th June 2009, 08:09 PM
Trying to upgrade F10 to F11 i386 from CDs on old Compaq DL360. Disc 1 demands network config immediately, and then fails with a generic "There was a problem configuring your network interface" after a minute or so.
F10 CD installer does not do this.
11th June 2009, 12:34 AM
I have the same issue where install is forced to use the internet connection. Never have to go to another CD for install of F11. It appears that it is not detecting the CD/ROM properly as once F11 is installed and trying to read a CD I get "Unable to mount Location" " No media in drive". I know the drive works as I did boot with it and F10 install works OK, and am able to read CD's fine. CD drive is an LTN486S.
Anybody have any ideas?
11th June 2009, 01:08 AM
Ok, I've installed from i386 DVD and didn't have any problems, so it must be persistent to Fedora on CDs set (which I didn't try).
11th June 2009, 03:58 AM
Still trying to figure out what's wrong... I got a new error message right before the installer prompt for network configuration.
The message said something about the repository database damaged or missing.
11th June 2009, 07:45 AM
One more thing to try: are you installing from the "master" CD Drive? i.e. is you cd drive physically connected and jumpered as "master" (if you have 2 of them of course). Try to install from the "master" cd drive.
I remember a while back I couldn't install Fedora off the "slave" CD drive (I forgot if it was F6 or F7). Who knows, this might work for this case as well. Just try it.
: BTW, I recall now that when I couldn't install from the "slave" drive I've used a set of CD's as well, not the DVD, so give it a shot.
11th June 2009, 09:10 AM
already tried that, changed to master and slave and moved the drive to ide1 and ide2 and nothing.
the last thing different that I noticed was a new error message that popt up saying the repository database was missing or corrupt
my hd is a sata drive, only drives on the pc are the cd on ide1/master and the hd on sata1
on the software selection section is always missing.
11th June 2009, 11:39 AM
thats weird... have you tried another copy? ...
11th June 2009, 10:05 PM
I have tried burning various different copies with the same iso, the sha256 sum I get of the iso is correct and data verification of the disc with nero and the cd test of the installer is ok.
12th June 2009, 05:16 AM
I found out what was causing my problem was my cddrive a TEAC CD-W54E
I dont know why it fails with fedora 11 and not fedora 10 but changing the drive solved the problem.
The installer now finds the repository and all the packages on disc with no problem.
13th June 2009, 01:55 AM
My install issue was also the CD drive which was a Light-on LT486S. F10 installed OK, but not F11. I tried different master/slave settings but never got it to work.
Installed newer CD drive and install went OK from discs. Re-installed old drive and F11 would see it but says "No media present".
During good install I do get a message box saying "Local install media detected" I do not see that message when using LT486S drive.
Is this an issue with older, now unsupported hardware? I did not check compatibility list for F11 since everything worked OK on F10.
1st July 2009, 07:28 PM
I'm of the similar sort - new to Fedora and completely unfamiliar with Linux overall ...
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I downloaded the Fedora 11/Live version from Get Fedora... it reads fine but is stuck at the [Dr. DOS] A:\> prompt with the cursor flashing rapidly. At this point, I cannot enter any commands, the Fkeys don't work and the only option is to shut it down...
I cannot scroll up to see any errors that have occurred initially; at the very top of the viewable screen - I see "runtime error R6003 - integer divide by 0" ...
The computer does meet the minimum requirements. . .
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We're not really interested in the Live version; we just want to install it.
Any bit of help is appreciated.
5th July 2009, 04:19 PM
it is true. if you choose to custom your harddisk layout, f11 does not allow you to choose packages and asks for a network connection, which in some case does not initiate at all.
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