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Re: Need help with F7 install--just to get the boot DVD to work



Gilbert Sebenste wrote:
Hello all,

If anyone has any expertise on this, I'd greatly appreciate some answers.

I'm about to blast away FC5 and do an install of FC7 (backing everything up first, of course). I downloaded nd then burned the F7 ISO to a DVD using RecordNow! Plus under Windows XP SP2 (it was the most convenient way to do this, sorry). Well, the ISO is on there and looks fine. But when I tested it this morning on a machine I need to upgrade, it skips right by the DVD and boots into FC5. The DVD player is a "DVD multi player", and "RW combo(tm)" drive. I am wondering:

1. My PC is 3 years old. Can it handle an ISO from DVD?
2. I burnt it as a data disc, just like I did the FC5 disks. Why isn't the OS loading from the DVD? AM I missing something?

Second, let's assume that, for whatever reason, I can't use a DVD. What are my options to boot from a CD?

Thanks for any help!

Gilbert

Gilbert,

I had older machines that would boot from DVD.

Is the image on the DVD a copy of the iso file or a file system. What do you see when you open the DVD (windows or Linux), a single file or files and directories. It should be the latter. Sorry about not being very specific. I don't have a CD or DVD handy.

Also, is the PC set to boot from the CD/DVD before the local hard drive, in the BIOS?

Second:

Burn a rescue CD, put a copy of the DVD iso in a directory (linux, like /home) you are not going to delete/format, do a "hard disk" install and point to that file when asked for the location.

Bob...

Bob...


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