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When I try to install Fedora 2 on an old pc I get a disk error. The exact error message is "ISOLINUX 2.08 2003-12-12 isolinux: Disk error 01, AX = ...
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    Fedora 2 Install


    When I try to install Fedora 2 on an old pc I get a disk error.
    The exact error message is

    "ISOLINUX 2.08 2003-12-12 isolinux: Disk error 01, AX = 4271,9F

    The install cds work on my laptop but I don't want to install them on my laptop. ANy ideas?

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    I had a problem getting Fedora Core on an old computer, too. I don't remember the exact error, but even in text mode it wouldn't work. I thought it was due to insufficient RAM.

    Sorry I can't offer more. Hope you fix your problem!
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    It sounds like the harddrive doesn't work... does it run any other OS? like windows? If you have any spare harddrives, i would try and use them instead. I gotten Fedora Core 1 to install on some pretty old systems, I haven't tried Fedora Core 2 on anything but my main system because i have the DVD installer.
    Basically, try using a different harddrive and check your BIOS settings

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    The hard drive has windows 98. It is an OLD computer that I took from the receptionist and wanted to use it as a test bed. The hard drive is only like a 4 gig one. I don't have any spare harddrives unfortunately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Katari
    The hard drive has windows 98. It is an OLD computer that I took from the receptionist and wanted to use it as a test bed. The hard drive is only like a 4 gig one. I don't have any spare harddrives unfortunately.
    I guess this the problem due to **DRIVE SPACE**. Try installing Fedora with Minimal set of components.
    NEVER stop/pause Journey of Learning -Travelling Soldier ( Me )

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    Doing a google search on your error I found this

    http://www.zytor.com/pipermail/sysli...er/002866.html

    I would check the BIOS settings to make sure that the cd is enabled to boot from and in the correct order. And maybe see if there is a newer version of BIOS that you could upgrade to.

    But another thing that you should think about is that a full install of Fedora is somewhere around 5 gigs and that 64 megs of memory is required for text only and that 128 megs is required for a GUI like KDE or Gnome.

    Take a look at this doc, it's for RedHat 9 because Fedora doesn't have thier doc together yet but it will give you an idea of what you will need.
    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...ase-notes/x86/
    Red Hat Linux 9 Technical Details
    Minimum and Recommended Hardware Requirements:
    CPU:
    Minimum: Pentium-class
    Recommended for Text Mode: 200 Megahertz Pentium-class or better
    Recommended for Graphical Mode: 400 Megahertz Pentium-class or better

    Hard Disk Space*:
    Custom installation (minimum): 475 MB
    Personal Desktop: 1.7 GB
    Workstation: 2.1 GB
    Custom installation (everything): 5.0 GB

    *Additional space will be required for file storage.

    Memory Requirements:
    minimum for text mode: 64MB
    minimum for graphical mode: 128 MB
    recommended for graphical mode: 192 MB
    Here's the install doc
    http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...teps-type.html

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