basic installation problem

Mostafa Z. Afgani mostafa.afgani at world.iu-bremen.de
Sun Oct 10 16:44:20 UTC 2004


joshua neff wrote:
> That makes sense. So...how do I change the BIOS order?
> I'm looking through Linux in a Nutshell, but I'm not
> finding anything that easily says how to do this.
> 
> --- Mike Noble <mgnoble at cox.net> wrote:
> 
> 
>>joshua neff wrote:
>>
>>>Hi, everyone. My desktop has Red Hat 9 currently
>>>installed on it, but I decided to do a clean
>>>installation of Fedora Core 2 (rather than simply
>>>upgrade). I downloaded the 4 disc iso files and
>>
>>burned
>>
>>>them to CDs (after checking the md5sums). The CD
>>>burnings seemed to go fine, and the discs all show
>>
>>the
>>
>>>appropriate iso files on them. I loaded disc 1
>>
>>into
>>
>>>the CD-ROM drive and rebooted my desktop, but it
>>
>>just
>>
>>>started up Red Hat 9 again, rather than the Fedora
>>>Core installation. Just to check, I loaded disc 1
>>
>>into
>>
>>>my notebook (a Dell running on Windows XP) and
>>>rebooted, and again, the Fedora Core installation
>>>didn't begin.
>>>
>>>Any suggestions? (Keeping in mind that I'm pretty
>>
>>much
>>
>>>a newbie when it comes to Linux, but I have some
>>>O'Reilly books and I'm more than willing to do the
>>>work to learn more. So I may be confused by highly
>>>technical answers, but I don't want to remain
>>
>>ignorant.)
>>
>>>=====
>>>--joshua m. neff
>>>
>>>www.goblin-cartoons.com
>>>
>>>
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>>
>>This sounds like your BIOS is setup to look at the
>>following:
>>floppy
>>HD
>>CD ROM
>>
>>You need to change the BIOS order to have the CD ROM
>>before the HD.
>>This way the boot image on the CD ROM will be found
>>before the HD.
>>
>>Mike
>>
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> 
> 
> 
> =====
> --joshua m. neff
> 
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When you reboot the computer, try F12. That might give you a list of 
possible boot locations. If that doesn't work try F2 or Delete to enter 
the BIOS and change the Boot order from there.

- Mostafa




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