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FC5 CD2 corrupt, again

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What is this circus? At the first attempt at doing a normal install of Fedora Core 5 I've skipped the CD test assuming that CDs are not corrupted and hoping it'll go well. Installation quit on me due to a corrupt second CD. Next time around I did a check and CD1 was OK while CD2 was indeed corrupt.

So alright, I download the FC5 CD2 image from the internet again, burn another CD and go to install it just to find it again after checking the CD2 that it is corrupt.

So, I downloaded and burned the FC5 CD2 image two times, both times K3B said that the checksum was OK and both times the actual Fedora installer found them corrupt.

What gives?

This is for a Fedora Core 5 versus Ubuntu Dapper review that I wanted to write. After this I'm really discouraged from doing it. This is two CD's went to waste not to mention the precious time. I might do a SuSE vs Ubuntu comparison instead. :\

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It may be okay.

If the media check goes all the way to 100% but says fail, it's probably okay.

If it still fails, burn at a very slow speed.

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Well it went to 100% every

Well it went to 100% every time and it still failed to install.

And no, I'm not going to try again and risk another CD. I'm gonna review something else against Ubuntu, something that has the same target audience and is also on only 1CD.

I don't like when distro *requires* more than one CD for a normal install.

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FC5 if I remember correct

FC5 if I remember correct you can get away with 3 cd's. Given you basically click next > next >next etc

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why not use cd-rw?

why not use cd-rw? Also, did you check the md5sum of the iso before burning?

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AndrewB wrote: FC5 if I
AndrewB wrote:

FC5 if I remember correct you can get away with 3 cd's. Given you basically click next > next >next etc

Actually only 2 CD's are required now.

tbuitenh wrote:

why not use cd-rw? Also, did you check the md5sum of the iso before burning?

I've found CD-RWs to be unreliable after they've been burned over for more than few times, and I don't have a new one.

K3B always checks MD5SUM before burning and it checked out OK. However, last night a_thing compared the MD5SUM and SHA1SUM with his and the image indeed is corrupt.

I don't want to waste anymore time with it. I'll wait for Fedora Core 6 before I try next time.. there are more important things.

This review will most likely be just about Ubuntu Dapper, though not necessarily the same old to other reviews that have been published so far...

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Are you telling me k3b

Are you telling me k3b checks if there is a .md5 file next to the iso? That's one program that is too smart for it's own good Sticking out tongue . I think it's more likely it generates an md5sum of the iso and compares that to the burned cd after burning.

What are you doing using that crazy GUI instead of command line utilities anyway Eye

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I think K3B just generates

I think K3B just generates and compares as there are usually no md5 files next to the iso. Smiling

tbuitenh wrote:

What are you doing using that crazy GUI instead of command line utilities anyway Eye

Haha well.. I am used to it, and it looks good so.. there you go.. Smiling

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K3b & MD5

K3b just tells you the MD5s, you have to compare. Although my FC5 images only came with SHA1 sums, not MD5.

But Taco, maybe you should add that to K3b's wishlist on bugs.kde.org.

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I personally prefer that distros have more than one cd. I know for a while, it was impossible to get connected to the internet in linux, although for the most part, that is fixxed now, and it is is pretty easy, we still have the fact that not everyone I know has broadband. Some places still can't get it. Therefore, I feel better giving someone a distro with more than one cd, that way, if they end up needing more development tools to make the system work, we don't have to hunt through tons of beta packages etc to get something

Also, I hate k3b. It is an iso coaster burner, but that is probably fixxed in the next version of it, but I'm too lazy to upgrade and I don't want to mess up things more than they already are.

I got the Fedora Core 5 dvd from Linux World. Fedora Core 5 is alright, except I can't seem to figure out how to install source rpms. It won't let me install them. You are supposed to be able to get the source code for all the programs that are free software, but it seems unless you are some kind of expert programer, that is an impossible task.

And no, I don't really care about "programing" it is just that some software I want either does not exsist or refuses to work correctly. Since I cannot afford to pay a programer to write stuff for me, it seems I will have to spend my time learning how to code.

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Anonymous wrote:

I personally prefer that distros have more than one cd. I know for a while, it was impossible to get connected to the internet in linux, although for the most part, that is fixxed now, and it is is pretty easy, we still have the fact that not everyone I know has broadband. Some places still can't get it. Therefore, I feel better giving someone a distro with more than one cd, that way, if they end up needing more development tools to make the system work, we don't have to hunt through tons of beta packages etc to get something

I like multiCD distros not just because of that, but because I don't need to go and install a lot with the package manager afterwards.

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I got the Fedora Core 5 dvd from Linux World. Fedora Core 5 is alright, except I can't seem to figure out how to install source rpms. It won't let me install them. You are supposed to be able to get the source code for all the programs that are free software, but it seems unless you are some kind of expert programer, that is an impossible task.

I think you were trying to install them with rpm. The program to make RPMs is rpmbuild, look at the man page if you want to compile RPMs (although I'm not sure why you would when there's a binary RPM already available).

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And no, I don't really care about "programing" it is just that some software I want either does not exsist or refuses to work correctly.

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