F7 install problems -

stan stanl at cox.net
Thu Jun 7 20:13:59 UTC 2007


On Thu, 07 Jun 2007 11:41:50 -0400
Bob Goodwin - W2BOD <bobgoodwin at wildblue.net> wrote:

> 
> I don't know what to do next, describing all the things I've done in
> the last three days would fill a small book!
> 
> I have the DVD iso file on the hard drive on this computer along with 
> the rescue CD iso file.
> 
> I made the rescue DC without a problem, it seems to work normally.
> 
> The install DVD has been an absolute horror.  I have tried everything
> I can think of and all the things suggested to me on this list to no 
> avail.  I still have an error message "That directory could not be 
> mounted from the server."
> 
> I have two DVD's my daughter made somehow on her Mac, one a .iso
> file, apparently she realized that was not what I wanted and there's
> a second disk with the images burnt to it.  I have tried various
> schemes to use them with an NFS install, no luck.  Always that same
> error message.
> 
> The DVD should boot the computer I believe?  It does not.  The rescue
> CD does.  As did the FC5 DVD I used about a year ago, the F7 DVD
> seems to be a dud.
> 
> I have tried booting with the F7 rescue disk and then inserting the
> F7 DVD when it asks for the installation "CD," nothing happens, it
> just keeps asking for the "CD."
> 
> I'm 76 years old and have trouble seeing the computer screen and I'm 
> beginning to suspect that I may not live long enough to see F7
> installed here on either of the two computers I've tried it on.  I've
> installed every version of RH Linux since RH-5.2 though the Fedora
> releases and never had a problem like this.
> 
> Do these symptoms mean anything to anyone?  I can provide detail when 
> asked for specifics ...
> 
> 
> Bob Goodwin
> 
You might have seen this already, but if you haven't it could be
helpful.
http://docs.fedoraproject.org/install-guide/f7/en_US/sn-installing-from-harddrive.html




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