claude_jones at levitjames.com
Sat Apr 1 16:27:48 UTC 2006
On Sat April 1 2006 11:14, Craig White wrote:
> I'm not sure that was helpful
Everything below is good advice, but, if it were I, I'd still try
cleaning the cd-rom first. The tip-off in his post was the fact
that he passed the media-test with one disk a first time, and
failed when he checked the same disk the second time. Old
cd-roms are pretty notorious around here, where I have to keep
up with around 100 machines, some of which are very old. Your
suggestions are good, but if he's dealing with a flaky drive,
it's not going to matter.
> There is a method to check the sum of the images to make sure
> that the images you downloaded are complete - that is called
> If you can verify that the images are complete via the
> checksum, you need not waste any more time downloading them.
> The next issue is whether the disks were burned properly -
> that is why the media check is part of the installer but I can
> tell you that burning new cd's on new computers at > 12x can
> cause problems with old computers and old cd drives. Suggest
> that you burn them at 4x.
> Specific help might be found here - the FC 5 installation
> for specific help with downloading...though I don't think you
> need it.
Bluemont, VA, USA
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