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I burned the 4 CD set of Fedora Core 3 and check them all. Disk 1 boots up perfectly fine. But when selecting the CD-Rom as the location of Fedora ...
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    Newbie Problem with CD boot Fedora Core 3


    I burned the 4 CD set of Fedora Core 3 and check them all. Disk 1 boots up perfectly fine. But when selecting the CD-Rom as the location of Fedora Core 3 I get:

    CD Not Found
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    The Fedora Core CD was not found in any of your CDROM drives. Please insert the Fedora Core CD and press OK to retry.

    and when pressing Crl+Alt+F4 I get

    <6> ide-cd: cmd 0x28 timeout
    <4> hdc: DMA timeout retry
    <3> hdc: timeout waiting for DMA
    <4> hdc: Status timeout: status=0xd0 {Busy}
    <4> hdc: Status timeout: status=0x00
    <3> hdc: Drive not ready for command
    <4> hdc: ATAPI reset complete
    <4> hdc: command error: status=0x51 {DriveReady SeakComplete error}
    <4> hdc: command error: error=0x54
    <4> ide: failed to opcode was 100
    <4> isof_file_super: bread failed, dev=hdc, is_blknum=16, block=16

    I have installed many OS's before but never a version of Linux. I have checked all of my IDE connections and my CD-Rom is secondary primary. I have no clue what the problem is please help.

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    Boot with the 'Boot Disc' (Disc 1), then when you get to that screen, take out Disc 1 and put in Disc 2 before you select 'CD ROM'...

    It's yet another item on Fedora's very long list of f*ups.
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    Im still getting the same error, with the occasional <6> hdc: cdrom not found. I can also set it up fine in a virtual machine, but the virtual machine Im using is just a trial version . Could it be some type of bios problem.

    HP XE783
    Celeron 700 Mhz
    256MB Ram
    GeForce MX4000 64MB
    IBM 40GB 7,200 RPM
    Lite-On CDRW 40x12x48

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    HP XE783
    Celeron 700 Mhz
    256MB Ram
    GeForce MX4000 64MB
    IBM 40GB 7,200 RPM

    Lite-On CDRW 40x12x48
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    That's probably the problem right there. Some of the earlier LITE-ON drives pretty well sucked. Could try ide=nodma. I'd suggest starting cold, too- not warm reboots... I recall some of the older LITE-ON's (I think it was LITE-ON) that seemed to have problems with warm reboots... I don't recall if it was a driver problem or a hardware problem.

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