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I've downloaded and created the Fedora Live CD 3 times (waste of CDs, I know), and for the life of me I cannot get the Fedora Installer to come up. It always goes straight to the Fedora desktop (not sure if that's what it's called) where I can work and do a bunch of stuff. I know it's possible to install Fedora from the Live CD because I've seen many many threads that say so.

What am I doing wrong?

EDIT I should add that I'm dual booting, with Windows 7 pre-installed already. However, I don't think this is a problem because I used the Fedora Live CD to mess around with Fedora and I know everything works (videos, wireless, etc.).
Edited by onoz - 8/17/11 at 3:29pm
 
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Are you (To clarify incase I missed anything obvious)

A. wanting to install from the cd itself,

B. Load the live fedora, and jump straight into the installer (fyi it's also on the desktop of fedora... lol... If you need a screenie, i'll fire one up in a virtual machine and show ya).

C. Which build of fedora? 32/64?

D. Have you "tested" to see if Ubuntu or knoppix works at all? Redhat? (There's several others, just saying, mb fedora chomps ur pc).

E. Have you had lunch or dinner yet? Cause mb you need some foodness b4 ur brain goes asplode smile.gif

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Originally Posted by Le_Loup;14619656 
Are you (To clarify incase I missed anything obvious)

A. wanting to install from the cd itself,

B. Load the live fedora, and jump straight into the installer (fyi it's also on the desktop of fedora... lol... If you need a screenie, i'll fire one up in a virtual machine and show ya).

C. Which build of fedora? 32/64?

D. Have you "tested" to see if Ubuntu or knoppix works at all? Redhat? (There's several others, just saying, mb fedora chomps ur pc).

E. Have you had lunch or dinner yet? Cause mb you need some foodness b4 ur brain goes asplode smile.gif

- Le_Loup
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A. Yes, I want to install from the CD itself.
B. I want to load the Live CD and go into the Fedora Installer. It currently takes me straight to the desktop and acts as if it's already installed (letting me do regular things like open Firefox, play games, etc.)
C. 32-bit
D. I tested only with Ubuntu. I got it to install, but couldn't get the wireless to work, plus I didn't like the colors tongue.gif
E. Lunch has been eaten, but not dinner yet. frown.gif
 
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Originally Posted by onoz;14619694 
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A. Yes, I want to install from the CD itself.
B. I want to load the Live CD and go into the Fedora Installer. It currently takes me straight to the desktop and acts as if it's already installed (letting me do regular things like open Firefox, play games, etc.)
C. 32-bit
D. I tested only with Ubuntu. I got it to install, but couldn't get the wireless to work, plus I didn't like the colors tongue.gif
E. Lunch has been eaten, but not dinner yet. frown.gif

*Ubuntu wifi... for my laptop, on ubuntu 10.10, I had to go wired, dl drivers, then go wireless, dunno for u tho *

Reference to B.

Do you see, the thing my arrows point to when you open up from the fedora? (This is Fedora 14, 32/64bit dual iso installer).

*edit*
Iso image I have = Fedora-14-x86_64-Live-Desktop.iso , 687mb

fedora14screenshot1.jpg

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Edited by Le_Loup - 8/17/11 at 3:49pm
    
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Ah, sorry I wasn't ignoring you. Today's the last day of summer quarter and I have a big project due. I was trying to install Fedora while doing my team work, but my friends got mad at me tongue.gif. I'll get back to this around 4 today and I'll let you know how it goes.
 
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Originally Posted by onoz;14628160 
Ah, sorry I wasn't ignoring you. Today's the last day of summer quarter and I have a big project due. I was trying to install Fedora while doing my team work, but my friends got mad at me tongue.gif. I'll get back to this around 4 today and I'll let you know how it goes.

No worries mate, life is life, smile.gif Looking forward to pro/con, and what from there.
    
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Pardon the extra post,

I didn't ask which build of fedora you had.

Just loaded fedora 15 (64bit) from iso to virtual machine.

This part initially booted, said gnome 3 not compatible (ie I didn't install vmware yet, make it fancy, etc).

However, I did locate the menu path to where the "install to hdd" is.

Follow the menu, I didn't highlight it, but its there. smile.gif

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Hey, sorry for replying so late. Le_Loup, I'm trying to install Fedora 15 and I found 'Install to Hard Drive' but none of the options work for me (I didn't try the one for removing all previous OSs). For some reason, no matter which option I go with, I get a message telling me there isn't enough space. This is strange because there should be ~45GB of unallocated space. I'm starting to wonder if it'd be easier to just do a fresh installation of Fedora and try to dual boot Windows 7 afterwards...
 
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Hey, sorry for replying so late. Le_Loup, I'm trying to install Fedora 15 and I found 'Install to Hard Drive' but none of the options work for me (I didn't try the one for removing all previous OSs). For some reason, no matter which option I go with, I get a message telling me there isn't enough space. This is strange because there should be ~45GB of unallocated space. I'm starting to wonder if it'd be easier to just do a fresh installation of Fedora and try to dual boot Windows 7 afterwards...

When it comes to specifying hdd space, etc, for any linux, it's outta my field, as I tried this in a vm with 60gb's unalocated to put 10 to this 5 to that, etc... but nothing.. It may be "easier" to do that, but i'm hoping a better linux expert tosses you a bone on this one.

How I installed was with the default standard, nothing fancy setup, but I didn't have another OS setup on that vm, just a clean vm image...

Good luck mate,

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