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gurumac
24th March 2006, 05:35 PM
Ok I've got a windows box that has crashed for the last time now that I've discovered Fedora :)

It's a Compaq Evo NC800c laptop that doesn't have an operating system.

Ques- Will this matter if I'm planning to run Fedora 5 ?
Ques- Can I burn all the ISO images to one dvd and run the install that way?
Ques- How do I configure a bootable DVD using the ISO images for cd's


Thanks for everyones help in advance! :)


Regards,

steve1961
24th March 2006, 05:47 PM
Ok I've got a windows box that has crashed for the last time now that I've discovered Fedora :)

It's a Compaq Evo NC800c laptop that doesn't have an operating system.

Ques- Will this matter if I'm planning to run Fedora 5 ?
Ques- Can I burn all the ISO images to one dvd and run the install that way?
Ques- How do I configure a bootable DVD using the ISO images for cd's


Thanks for everyones help in advance! :)


Regards,

Hi there. Not having an existing operating system on the laptop isn't a problem. In fact it makes life simpler because you can just accept the defaults that Fedora suggests.

As for turning the CD ISO images into a DVD I'm not sure how you would do this. However, if you haven't yet downloaded the images you could download the DVD image instead. Bittorrent seems to be running well at the moment so it doesn't take that long (relatively speaking).

gurumac
24th March 2006, 05:57 PM
Thank you soooooo much!
So when I go to Bittorrent to look for the DVD image. What do I search on?
For instance would it be FC5 DVD Download?

Regards,

gurumac
24th March 2006, 06:06 PM
Even better what is torrent?
That's what I seem to have found on Bittorrent.
LOL

I'm such a newbie

steve1961
24th March 2006, 06:12 PM
Even better what is torrent?
That's what I seem to have found on Bittorrent.
LOL

I'm such a newbie


Bittorrent is a way of sharing files that allows sharing of bandwidth. Compared to standard downloading it tends to be much faster. You download a torrent file (small file) and then use a bittorrent client such as azureus to read the file and download the DVD. You can read about it here:

http://www.bittorrent.com/

Here's a direct link to the DVD torrent file:

http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/bordeaux-DVD-i386.torrent

And here's a link to the azureus site:

http://www.download-it-free.com/azureus/