[lug] Trouble Making Discs of Fedora Core 5

Ryan Fligg ryan at celebrityaccess.com
Tue Aug 22 16:29:03 MDT 2006


I have had the same problems with install discs.  It drove me mad, checking 
MD5's making it 3/4 the way through an install and then not being able to 
read 1 package on a disc and the whole thing would fail.

I finally found that it was how I was burning the CD's.  I changed my burning 
speed to 4X and everything worked fine.  Anything above 4X burning and I 
would get unstable behavior from the discs.  

Just my 2 cents.

Ryan Fligg

On Tuesday 22 August 2006 15:39, Bill Thoen wrote:
> I'm trying to get a good set of CD's for Fedora Core 5 and seem to be
> having a lot of trouble. I downloaded the iso images from different
> sites over several days (they take hours to download even using a T1
> connection!) and I've burned them on to CD's. So far only disc 5 passes
> the "check CD test" that appears when you first start the install. I've
> created these CD's using 3 different Windows machines and 1 Linux box
> (all but the new Windows machine are *known* to be able to create good
> CDs too, and the Windows box is brand new and it's the one I want to
> replace with FC5.) I also ran the CD test on 2 different 64-bit machines
> and discs 1-4 fail every time. Then I tried downloading a new image of
> disc 1 from one of the Red Hat mirrors and wasted a couple more CD's
> trying to make them work.
> At first I thought it might be a problem related to image size, but even
> the rescue disc failed. All I've got for my efforts so far is a good
> disc 5. Since I've tried several machines my assumption now is that the
> images are bad or are getting corrupted during the transfer (or the CD
> test doesn't work). For downloading the iso images, I'm using the same
> method I've used in the past for FC2 and FC4, and those worked. One
> thing that's different though is that I'm taking the 64-bit version
> rather than the i386 because the machine I want to install FC5 on has an
> AMD Athlon 64 CPU.
> Anyone have any ideas or suggestions? Is that CD test even reliable?
> When I burn the CDs, I use test-and-write, and that process reports no
> errors. I just don't want to get into the middle of the install and have
> everything stop dead.
> TIA,
> - Bill Thoen
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