Re: cant install from dvd
From: Maxim Eremeev (maxim_eremeev_at_umail.ru)
Date: Tue, 08 Feb 2005 19:46:23 +0300 To: For users of Fedora Core releases <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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David Klose wrote:
| Ill be trying all the methods. Thanks for your time
| --- Aleksandar Milivojevic <email@example.com> escribió:
|> David Klose wrote:
|>> Yes, i have one cdrw drive and this dvdrw drive. The cd drive
|>> is set as primary slave, while the
|> dvd is
|>> set as secondary master.
|> Than the problem is with your BIOS (basically, this means you
|> will not be able to boot anything from your DVD), and solution is
|> dependent on the type of BIOS you have in your PC.
|> Some things to try. Note that these are only hints, every BIOS
|> is different. Your BIOS might support some of this
|> features/tricks, or it might not support any of them. In later
|> case, the only way to go would be to rewire your PC (swap CD/RW
|> drive and DVD/RW drive, or temporarely remove CD/RW drive).
|> Well, there's one more trick in this case that should work, at
|> the very end of this email.
|> Some BIOSes will scan all CD-ROM/DVD devices and boot from first
|> that contains bootable CD (if any). Obviously, your BIOS is not
|> doing this.
|> On some BIOSes, it is possible to specify which CD-ROM/DVD to use
|> for booting (go to boot options, select line that says 'CD-ROM'
|> or something similar, press enter, you get the list of CD-ROM/DVD
|> devices, select your DVD).
|> On some BIOSes, if you press 'ESC' key during memory test (to
|> abort memory tests), you will be prompted with list of all
|> potentially bootable devices (you should see at least floppy, all
|> disk drives, and all CD-ROM/DVD drives on this list), and you
|> will be able to choose from wich to boot (simply select your DVD
|> from the list). You might need to disable "fast boot", "skip
|> POST" or any similar option in BIOS to make it do memory test
|> that will last long enough for you to have time to press ESC
|> (sometimes with those options enabled, BIOS doesn't perform
|> memory test, or it is so fast that you don't have time to press
|> If none of the above tricks work with your BIOS (meaning it is
|> able to boot only from first CD/DVD drive it finds), I'm affraid
|> rewiring is (almost) the only option. Almost, because there's
|> one more trick you can try. If you don't want to rewire, you
|> might try downloading Rescue CD (80MB or so ISO image) and
|> burning it to CD. Place it in your CD-ROM drive. Place install
|> DVD into DVD drive. Boot from Rescue CD. On first boot prompt
|> (as soon as CD is booted and you get Fedora splash screen) type
|> "linux askmethod". Boot loader will load Linux kernel and start
|> Anaconda installer (just the same as if you booted from install
|> DVD). At one point during install it will ask you from where do
|> you want to install (the "askmethod" option). Choose your DVD
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In most cases there is no need in rewiring/disconnecting anything.
Could you just give me your motherboard name/manufacturer? You can
send it to my personal e-mail, as the problem, actually does not have
anything to do with FC.
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