Dual-boot Fedora core 6/ Xp: Issues

By thewoosterisroot · 9 replies
Jan 12, 2007
  1. OK, I hope this wasn't posted elsewhere.

    So I have minimal experience in Linux, mostly I know windows, so I decided to try out a few differrent "versions" of Linux. I tried Suse 10.1, had some issues and decided I did not like it. Some how I managed to mess my boot directory up, so I repaired my xp boot directory (after removing suse). So, after all that (Now only xp is on my drive, working fine) this is where I am:

    I try to boot to a Fedora Core 6 disk (cd-rom), and after the initial screen I get the following message:

    "Decompressing Linux

    ran out of input data
    --system halted"

    If it helps, I also tried to run Mepis 3.3 live and got the following:

    "can't startup file system

    So that where I'm at. Also: memory is fine as I tested it with memtest, don't know if that matters but someone mentioned memory in anohter forum I googled.

    System stats:

    Pentium D 805 2.66ghz (stock speed)
    MSI intel 945gm2 mobo
    2x512 Corsair pc 5300 (667), dual-channel
    Seagate 300gig hd
    Plextor px-755SA dvd drive
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    Maybe the CD is bad? Previous Redhat products had a CD test option in the boot menu, see if it's there for FC6 too.

    BTW, the latest SuSE is 10.2 :)
  3. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    Unfortunently the cd is not bad. I was unable to get the test to run through as I ran into the same error. However the same thing happend when I burned another cd using another program. Also: I burned several cds at the time I burned this, and they work, so I don't think it is the cd, as much as I wish it was.

    Yeah, I know suse 10.2 is out, but I thought I'd try something else, I actually have the dvd iso on my pc; however, I don't have any dvds right now ;)
  4. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    The downloaded image itself can be corrupted. Here are the correct SHA1 checksums for FC6 i386 discs:

    834fd761b9c0a5dc550d10d97307dac998103a68  FC-6-i386-rescuecd.iso
    cc503d99c9d736af9052904a6ab14931b0850078  FC-6-i386-disc1.iso
    3051710e6b2f1d17a14ede0ebb74761c29cda954  FC-6-i386-disc2.iso
    5357ce21f8766db385b25923216a430b694bca5d  FC-6-i386-disc3.iso
    d6133ab5ccf19431c14fd2ad85bce03c9834ef87  FC-6-i386-disc4.iso
    6722f95b97e5118fa26bafa5b9f622cc7d49530c  FC-6-i386-DVD.iso
    22327af62d6376916e209b0c4934540e14d5664a  FC-6-i386-disc5.iso
    In Windows you can check the images with this.
  5. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    I'm willingto do a bit of reading, and have already begun looking around. But is there somewhere specifically I can look to figure out how to use this? Sorry, I'm a bit of a noob to linux.
  6. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Run sha1sum from command prompt.
  7. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

  8. Mictlantecuhtli

    Mictlantecuhtli TS Evangelist Posts: 4,345   +11

    Of course, but Real Users™ use command line :p

    18d0a690db32fd5569b41acf4f1affeb0448d5fe  FC-6-x86_64-rescuecd.iso
    5c976214a16b206761e37bbe5c98e53494b115ac  FC-6-x86_64-disc1.iso
    e2f8375ba631f449d137a28d6947e493c631f198  FC-6-x86_64-disc2.iso
    6c85acf08c7944362ba761cc32d1d26c612f327c  FC-6-x86_64-disc3.iso
    6290f258630cedb82ca45bcaff6d02a122a002df  FC-6-x86_64-disc4.iso
    7babc6131eb2ead65ca09b5efc475b7b212b0775  FC-6-x86_64-disc5.iso
    550da315c09d8b58d4c80534ce5263d359e479be  FC-6-x86_64-DVD.iso
    38d975b6fa3b49262bc96df4bfd34d335c94ebb6  FC-6-x86_64-disc6.iso
  9. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    I agree, but for whatever reason I just couldn't get a simple command line to work, figure that. Anyways, wow, somehow I didn't figure the iso's would be corrupted, but apparently, at least the first one is. Funny I didn't think about it, but I believe all my FC6 iso's were dl by way of bittorrent. Would that be more likely to allow for file corruption? ;) yeah, here are the check sums I got, so I'll try dl new iso's now. So thanks, I'll repost when I get some results, should be soon.

    disc 1: 7aa210a6570811c20eb32e8e5ff5be1c4ae10206
    (should be)5c976214a16b206761e37bbe5c98e53494b115ac

    disc 2: c96518a96d0377c6f4115bf136363e6b2880c018
    (should be) e2f8375ba631f449d137a28d6947e493c631f198

    disc 3: d72dea1ff01c5a49ffa61683405ce3914d4083f2
    (should be) 6c85acf08c7944362ba761cc32d1d26c612f327c

    disc 4: 4c0ce615ae7f6d325bf05dd66aec92edcd25675d
    (should be) 6290f258630cedb82ca45bcaff6d02a122a002df

    disc 5: 5d994047ad70ef8e14b80222f2117d24249cac92
    (should be) 7babc6131eb2ead65ca09b5efc475b7b212b0775

    disc 6: d58dc520d14759e1f5dee01a55ee27a6f9122287
    (should be) 38d975b6fa3b49262bc96df4bfd34d335c94ebb6

    rescue: 21db25a82630fdddb932eaaa07750fa9081830bb
    (should be) 18d0a690db32fd5569b41acf4f1affeb0448d5fe
  10. thewoosterisroot

    thewoosterisroot Topic Starter

    Alright, so I downloaded new iso's and they checked out. Burned them, installed fedora core, so great. Thanks for you help :)

    However, now it is freezing after a few minutes of use, mabye I need to reinstall, but I don't know. Do you think it could be a hardware conflict?
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