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Been messing around with some different builds on Linux but it seems like I am unable to install new ones now. I am unsure how I one works but not the others. As of now I have Fedora 14 running and I had the Amahi server running on it but I reinstalled it to just have Fedora 14.


The problems lies in that when I try to install fedora 15, Ubuntu desktop or Ubuntu server it hangs at loading operating system on my comp. For some reason it wont recognize any of the CD's I burn or the USB that I make with LiveUSB Creator. I must be missing a step but no matter how much I try to find it still eludes me. Any help is good help. Thanks again for the help OCN


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Edited by de Cossatot - 7/20/11 at 10:03pm
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has your internet been having issues at all lately (even ones you might not notice)

could be corrupt ISO's

check the md5 of the iso's to make sure they arent corrupt, and then ofc the usb creator and cd burners are not 100% perfect so when you burn cd's do it at the lowest speed possible to avoid write errors and such
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Corrupt ISOs seems unlikely, you'd have to be the unluckiest person in the world to strike out 3 times. I don't have any better ideas though, I'd have thought it should at least boot the live environment from the CD...
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Corrupt ISOs seems unlikely, you'd have to be the unluckiest person in the world to strike out 3 times. I don't have any better ideas though, I'd have thought it should at least boot the live environment from the CD...
corrupt iso's would have to be unlucky to get 3 in a row bad burn no

i once had an entire set for a classroom (like 30 dvds) fail TWICE because we didnt burn discs at a slow enough speed and the burners we were using were prone to write errors :/

depending where it is in the boot, you might be able to hit f10 or esc to see the text boot behind plymoth and catch the error its hanging on, if its during that part of the boot
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Use a different program. It could be that LiveUSB creator isn't capable of creating good boot drives. I have had a similar problem with unetbootin.

Try a different program, like the Image Writer for Windows.

I don't trust burning CD's anymore because my cd/dvd drive would always fail at burning. It's old, and it never produces a good burn anymore.
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I'll try burning it from a different computer tonight. The burner is rather new. Maybe I can try a slower speed also. Why does the speed make a difference? Right now I think I am burning them on 16x.

Also, is the cd suppose to have just the ISO on it or more? I think what I saw last night was that the one that worked had more then just the iso.
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Got home and I got Fedora 15 up and running. I guess it was my CD burner on my main comp. It works like a charm when I did it with my other comp. Thanks for the help guys. +rep

One more question, it seems like my wireless doesn't pop on every time I start my computer though in Fedora 15. It works though. Any suggestions on this? I am just trying to mess around with all the options now. Its pretty cool to fool around with something new.
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Maybe I can try a slower speed also. Why does the speed make a difference? Right now I think I am burning them on 16x.
The faster it tries to write the larger chance there is of it stumbling. The risk depends on the drive, the RAM in the system and the software. Are you sure you are burning at 16?? That seems slow, especially for a new drive, it should be able to hit 48x max. I usually burn ISOs at around 32.
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Live USB Creator is awesome, I never burn CDs because I'm too cheap to buy them, lol. Unless I'm giving Linux to a friend, then I'll give them a LiveCD, because the concept of a LiveUSB is too complicated to explain, haha
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