Fedora 7 Boot DVD not working

By Tom Mask
Jul 30, 2007
  1. Hey all.

    Ok, So i've been working on trying to install Fedora since summer started, but I've had troubles. I just got around to fixing my DVD burner and making the DVD boot disk (i386). Whenever I boot from the DVD though, it takes a second to react; the the word GRUB appears on the screen, and that's it... Nothing happens after... The DVD reader doesn't spin, and i can't type anything to the screen. Is this normal? Its almost as if my computer is frozen...

    Someone please help! As a tech enthusiast / programmer I feel it as my duty to learn Linux! Could the .iso image be corrupted? I never got the sha1SUM program to finish checking it...

    Thoughts? I"m at wits end with this thing...

    Oh! sorry, almost forgot:
    Dell Desktop computer, 2004: Intel Pentium 4 processor (2.8Ghz)
    Three HDD: 20 GB laptop (back up files), 80 GB Windows XP, 80 GB Old linux (Friend gave it to me, to be used for Fedora 7 core)
    DVD super-multi: producer - LG

    Heeeeeelpppp!! T____________T;
  2. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    That sounds like a bad disc image - especially if you couldn't finish checking it. Why not?
  3. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    So I should just try re-downloading the DVD image?
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 11,702   +1,886

    Sha 1, here I come.....

    Well why the heck not? All you need is the freeware version of this: (The pro version will write Sha1sum, you just need the reader)
  5. Phantasm66

    Phantasm66 TS Rookie Posts: 5,734   +7

    I think if the .iso was corrupted, then the CD writing software would not have written it at all.

    However, I do suggest a faulty disk. Try writing it again.
  6. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    sounds just like a bios setup not set to read DVD's because it goes to grub when it doesn't know what OS to load.
  7. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    its a bios problem? hmm....*checks*

    In other news, I have a new Vista laptop (horrible) but I want to try and partition the 160 GB drive to put Linux there too. Would that be possible if I already got everything installed on the vista side?

    Thanx alot hynesy :3
  8. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

  9. Tom Mask

    Tom Mask TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 48

    Aaaahhh, that was all i needed :33 I'm going to try and install linux on my laptop as well.

    Oh, I figured that it was the .iso image, so i'm going to re-download and try again :) thanks everyone!
  10. hynesy

    hynesy TS Maniac Posts: 389

    Good luck Tom ;)
    Hynesy :wave:
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