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Re: Install DVD



Aldo Foot wrote:
On Sat, Feb 28, 2009 at 11:57 AM, David Miller <david millersweb com> wrote:
Well I found out that I could see the DVD on a windows machine and that my
daughters Fedora 8 machine could mount it just fine.  I discovered that it
is just my Fedora 7 machine that now doesn't see any DVD or CD when I put
them in to mount. If I put it in the drive and boot the machine it will read
it to do an install.
My Fedora 7 machine has 2 drives in raid 0 and a bunch of stuff installed
from yum.  I haven't done an install on 8 or 9 because so much stuff has to
be backed up and restored and  I fear that doing an upgrade to 10 may have
problems.

For now I would like to fix this problem.  I am bringing up another machine
that I will put Fedora 10 on and then transfer all my data.  Then I can do a
clean install on this machine.
A power down and power up didn't help the problem.
I use yumex all the time as a yum gui.  It tells me that I have ConsloeKit,
ConsoleKit-libs and ConsoleKit-x11 installed.
Do I need to get the rpm's and force a reinstall?

David


Is the ConsoleKit service running? If it is then
at the CLI do "service ConsoleKit restart" and try again.
Use chkconfig to have the service start automatically when the system boots.

The issue was a bug directly related to F7.
Take a look at this to learn about ConsoleKit.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Desktop/FastUserSwitching

I personally don't like to force rpms to install.

Upgrading to F10 will be better, it will take time.

~af

Thanks for your help. Somehow it had been stopped. It now seems to work fine. I agree, I don't like to force rpms either. I have another machine with the same mother board as the one in this machine. They are dual core Athlons. I placed the DVD in this other machine and booted, selected install, and then did the media check. After that, the screen goes black for a few seconds and there is mouse movement durning that time. Then the initial screen comes up with the Fedora logo and there is no longer mouse control and then the screen turns all white and there is no futher activity. The only thing to do is turn the machine back off. There used to be a non graphic install option but I didn't see that this time. I remember some where back around redhat 7 or 8 that I had a machine that would not install with the GUI but did with the text and the GUI worked fine after install.

David


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