[lug] Re: Trouble Making Discs of Fedora Core 5

Hugh Brown hugh at math.byu.edu
Wed Aug 23 10:15:13 MDT 2006

Thanks for posting the follow up solution.


On Wed, 23 Aug 2006, Bill Thoen wrote:

> I wrote yesterday of all the troubles I was having getting freshly
> burned CDs of Fedora Core 5 iso images to pass the "CD Test" that starts
> off the install. I received only one response "to burn the disc at a
> slower speed", but that didn't work. So I checked archives at the
> Portland LUG and searched Google... and found the answer.
> Apparently, this is a very common problem and has been ascribed to a bug
> in the kernel that miscalculates the size of CDs and/or to the files on
> some mirror sites being written poorly leaving a block or two of binary
> zeros tacked on to their ends.
> Anyway, the fix is to include the boot option ide=nodma when the
> installer starts and asks you if you want a graphical or text install.
> When I did this, all my discs passed the test!
> Now I'll proceed with the install and see what else I can trip over....
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