Re: Fedora3 Linux CD can't boot up for installation after burning
From: Ohmster (notareal_at_emailaddress.com)
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2005 22:10:20 GMT
Michael Hearne <email@example.com> wrote in news:lVwFe.4820$0C.4340
> When I first started burning disks, about 5 years ago, I was using
> Windows 98 and Nero-5. I tried to be a hotshot and change all the
> defaults and ended up with quite a pile of coasters. OK, you learn from
> your mistakes, which can be expensive.
Yeah I did the same thing. The default settings are usually good and
ensure that it will work. I tend to stick with them now.
> Now I stick with K3b and burn very few coasters. I have never burned a
> music CD, so don't ask me about that.
Fair enough. I burn lots of music CDs and movie DVDs. I just found this
terrific bargain at CompuUSA where you get 100 DVD-R blank media discs
for $25, after instant rebate at the register. Since I am building a
movie collection, this is a dream come true. I tried to burn movies and
got a coaster on each of my two DVD drives. :(
I figured that the "no name", blank media was bad and was going to return
all 200 of them but thought twice about this. Since they actually *do*
sell these things in great quantities, they cannot be that bad so I tried
again, with Nero this time to burn my iso files to DVD discs. Nero
handled the job flawlessly and I had no problems since.
> The Route 66 Project is home/car mp3 player with database backend.
> You're supposed to connect laptop to your car stereo and pipe mp3's
> through with it (I think). Here's the homepage:
> It is named after the highway which once stretched from Chicago to Los
> Angeles (I Get My Kicks, On Route 66) I can see the old highway out my
> back door, and the new one which replaced it, I-40, out my front door.
Oh yeah, now I remember route 66 and where I saw it before. A few years
ago, the publisher of Maximum PC (I subscribe, good rag to read.)
published a new magazine, "Maximum Linux" and I subscribed right away.
The magazine rocked! The Maximum people publish a "maximum computer,
minimum BS" magazine and the linux one was just as good, better actually,
than the PC one. They showed you how to do cool projects from start to
finish and gave you the software on a CD (Yeah you could get it free from
the net anyway). They featured Route 66 in the magazine where they showed
you how to build one in a "pizza box" style case and mount it in your
trunk, install the linux OS, mount the florescent display on the dash,
and how to upload hundreds or thousands of songs. The coolest thing ever
and it ran on linux! I wanted one so freaking bad but never got around to
it. Now most CD players for the car play mp3 CDs anyway so as cool as it
is, the route 66 project will probably never get done by me now. I dunno
though, a real linux computer in your car, besides playing music, what
other practical applications could be done with one in the car? Mapping
and GPS? Movie player? Not enough to justify it I guess but it would be
so freaking cool...
Sad note: Maximum Linux folded because the advertising revenue simply was
not there for the Linux OS. Dell and everybody else would put ads in the
PC magazine (Now there is a perfect example of a BS computer magazine,
"PC Magazine". Pure advertising and selling out to the sponsors crap!)
but not in the linux one. I had to get my subscription money back in less
than one year. So sad for linux because it would get new users interested
by showing you what was cool and free and how you could do it yourself,
like "right now". Most of the linux magazines tend to be a bit "dry".
Thanks for the informative reply, Michel's. My nvidia drivers rock like
hell still after you took the time to show me just how to do it with
Fedora's strange no kernel headers problem. I saved that post and use it
now whenever a kernel update is given without the source.
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