[mythtv-users] Trouble getting Fedora?
ctrown at safe-mail.net
Wed Nov 16 12:04:57 EST 2005
> Hey, guys,
> I decided to give up on KnoppMyth (for reasons discussed earlier)
> and try FC4 with Jaro(e?)d's guide, but I'm having a helluvatime
> getting an FC4 that passes the media test. I've donwloaded the discs
> via BitTorrent, then FTPed them from Fedora, and I'm getting discs that
> look good, that boot--the torrent one even installs beautifully*--but
> that when FC checks them, says they don't pass the media check. I just
> cracked open a new stack of TDK CDs, and still got the media check
> failure. I've used at least two different CD burners--one CD, one DVD,
> I don't know what the deal is. I'm using a CD Burner XP Pro to burn
> the ISO images, which I've never had trouble with before. I used it
> for Knoppmyth for example, with no problem, and Knoppix. Though, I
> didn't do any media checks, I just booted them and they worked. (Well,
> not KnoppMyth, but it didn't fail to install, just didn't do what I
> wanted after the installation.)
> I'm really at a loss, here. Short of going down and buying FC4 from
> the store.
> * You might say, "Why do you care?" But I don't want to invest the time
> in trying to make Myth work if I'm screwed from the start because I've
> got a bad FC image.
I would start by making sure that the images you are downloading
are not currupt Check the MD5 sums of the image vs. what Fedora
publishes. On Linux, use md5sum. On windows, I use a utility called
Hashcalc from SlavaSoft.
Once you know that you have good images, then you can focus on
getting the CDs burned correctly. Others more knowledgeable than I will
no doubt comment on that here.
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