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Re: Problems wiht installation



At 9:26 PM -0400 5/17/06, Jim Cornette wrote:
>E. Neil Jimenez Aranda wrote:
>> Hi
>> (I dont know a lot of english so please i'm sorry for my errors)
>> I been try to install fedora core 5 in my laptop and i can not start the
>> install program.
>> When i put on my computer the DVD is calling but de firsth image of
>> fedora is crashed (bad image only a litle of the all image) and when i
>> put enter to begin the installation i receive the next message:
>>
>> Keyboard unknow
>> boot:  (i put enter here, and text and enter the next message is the same)
>> Could not find kernel image: Linux
>> boot:
>>
>> in my computer i have CentOS 4.3 installed an run ok. mandriva live run
>> ok too
>> my computer has the following things:
>> Notebook Benq R23E
>> 512 Mb ram
>> 40 Mb hd (15 for linux)
>> AMD Sempron processor 3000+
>> 793 mhz
>> Via-S3G UniChrome Pro IGP video adapter
>>
>> please what can i do to resolv my problem
>>
>> thanks
>>
>
>It sounds to me that the keyboard is not being mapped correctly. It
>would be very difficult to guess what one key would translate to, since
>it is unknown by the installer.
>
>I have no idea as to how to overcome the problem. There is probably an
>option you could pass to the boot prompt to set you keyboard up
>correctly. I only use the US keyboards and did not need any option for
>special keyboards.
>
>Anyone else have any ideas?

Yeah, is the DVD OK?  That bad splash image sound like a problem with the
DVD.  Does the DVD pass mediacheck?  If it doesn't pass, and many good
media won't, copy the DVD onto the machine with Paul Howarth's isograb
script at <http://www.city-fan.org/tips/IsoImageFromMedia> and compare an
sha1sum of it with the original SHA1SUM.  (Note that the kernel "issue"
that fouls up mediacheck also makes "dd if=/dev/dvd bs=2048 count=$(isosize
-d 2048 /dev/dvd) | sha1sum" fail as well.)  It would be best to do this on
the laptop, if it has room for the DVD image, as the laptop is clearly
having some problem with the DVD, but doing it on whatever computer the DVD
was made on would also be useful.

Perhaps the DVD should be "finalized".

Note that the hacked cdrecord can properly burn DVD-R, but has no knowledge
of DVD+R.  Some say it works, but it doesn't work for me, though growisofs
does.

A network or hard-disk install might be a workaround if the laptop's DVD
drive has issues.
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