Troubles getting F9
Beartooth at swva.net
Tue May 20 14:17:05 UTC 2008
On Mon, 19 May 2008 15:57:37 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
> Beartooth wrote:
>> On Mon, 19 May 2008 11:46:21 -0700, Rick Stevens wrote:
>>> Compare the number(s) you get against that in the SHA1SUM file in the
>>> same directory as the .iso image(s). The sha1sums should be:
>>> 50253a35b5ba128c9a57b2a10cbd829813fc5119 (32-bit DVD)
>>> f92576227484a4eeda0e86a497836c67c34d20ef (64-bit DVD)
>> On my #2 machine, where I have #3 download (done with gwget), I
>> have just compared the calculated sha1sum with the 32-bit one above.
>> They match.
> [...] It's right there on the man page.
Now, *that*, SIR, is the great grand-daddy of classic lines.
>> It sure couldn't hurt. I don't trust USB hubs or switches or long
>>> cables for media I'm trying to burn where you only get one shot. For
>>> normal R/W stuff (e.g. a USB-interfaced hard drive) it's OK (even if
>>> the I/O is often slower), but you only get to try to burn that DVD
>>> once. If there's a buffer underrun or something, you've got a nice
>>> coaster but not a usable disc.
>> I'll do that in a minute. Meanwhile, fwiw, machine #1 finished a
>> bittorrent download. I burned it, and checked it, with Brasero. But the
>> laptop can't boot from it, either in its own drive or in the external.
> You're sure it got burned using the .iso file as an image? The most
> common error is burning the .iso file as a file. If you put the disc
> into a drive (even the one you just burned it in), it SHOULD show up as
> a bunch of files. If you only see one, you burned it wrong.
I must've been punch-drunk by this point yesterday. Trying over
some of the DVDs I was sure of, I find they seem this morning to be
>> OK, the external drive is now plugged directly into this machine
>> (#2 machine, which has only a read-only drive of its own)), with a
>> DVD-RW disk. I'll let K3B finish calculating its md5 sum, then try to
>> burn with that. Stay tuned.
I just tackled the gwget download again -- the one whose every
conceivable sha1sum checked : what was *in* the download, what you gave,
what my machine calculated *from the download, ...
Curious effect with K3B, and the external drive plugged directly
to the machine. It kept pointing out that I had an ISO, and asking if I
wanted to burn it directly; I kept agreeing to that; and then it kept
hitting a write error. Afaict, even after my highlighting the external
drive, it kept reverting to the internal one -- which is read-only.
So I switched to Brasero. (I often find that one of K3B or
Brasero will succeed where the other fails.)
Brasero took it, ran with it, and announced success. So I moved
the USB plug from that PC to the laptop -- and it booted into F9. It has
checked 36% of the DVD so far, just on principle after all this trouble;
but past experience has been that a disk that will boot will install.
Keep your fingers crossed.
> "Hello. My PID is Inigo Montoya. You `kill -9'-ed my parent - -
> process. Prepare to vi." -
I've seen that one. An addiction to esoteric puns is one of the
things we philologers have in common with you technoids.
Beartooth Coalbiter, Linux Evangelist
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