Can't boot on Dell dimension

Steve Wechsler smw at
Fri Dec 12 02:45:23 UTC 2003

Steve, I was the original poster, not Hans.

The machine is a Dell Dimension 4550. Partition magic is not involved.

-----Original Message-----
From: fedora-list-admin at [mailto:fedora-list-admin at]On
Behalf Of Steve Bucci

Hey, Hans.
I used to be a Dell technician. It sounds to me like that is a Partition
Magic problem. Nothing you described sounds like a dell problem. What type
of Dell Dennison do you have?

Am Donnerstag 11 Dezember 2003 18:45 schrieb Steve Wechsler:
> I checked the archives and noted that several people have had this issue
> with Dells
> I downloaded Fedora Core 1 and burned to CD, but each time it gets an
> when it tries to start. I get this error:
> error 2 reading header: cpio: Bad magic
> Running anaconda, the Fedora Core system installer - please wait...
> exec of anaconda failed: Bad adressinstall exited abnormally
> sending termination signals...done
> sending kill signals...done
> I tried burning 3 different CDs (2 different brands, including one at 4x)
> and they all had exactly the same issue. The machine that the CD was
> on is itentical to the one I'm trying to install on. I previously have
> able to run installs from Mandrake Linux, so I don't think it's a disc
> issue.
> Any ideas?
If you have a running Linux system you can install Fedora on the Dell via

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