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    I'm having trouble getting started


    Hey,
    I'm new to Linux but I really want to get into it.
    I choose Fedora 8 as the one to go with. I have downloaded all three "Live CD" versions and burned them to CDs and tried booting with them in and had no effect. I'm working on the DVDs now but it looks like those might not work either. Can anyone offer a poor "newbie" at this stuff a little advice?
    Thank you.

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    Welcome to the forums!

    Check this HowTo for proper steps in burning your ISO files as images to the CD:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/ins...nstall-cd.html

    The article also covers the steps to make sure you are booting the disks correctly.

    Don't hesitate to post back if you need additional help.
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    Thanks

    Hey thanks. Sorry if this thread takes up space that it didn't need to.

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    Unhappy More trouble

    Arg! I seem to be having more trouble.
    I managed to burn a proper image CD for Fedora-8-i686
    But, it didn't work.
    And I can't seem to burn the full DVD package due to the fact that it gives and error message saying:
    "The File 'Fedora-8-x86_64-DVD.iso' is larger than 2 GB and therefore cannot be stored in an ISO file system."

    Sorry to be such a bother but if you can help that would be wonderful.

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    This sounds a lot like the problem I am having. Three downloads and three CDs and still can't get this thing to boot to something I can use to install. My details are in the thread "Fedora - Cannot find root file system"

    I really want to make this work....

    Bob

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    I've decided to download just about every version on the Fedora site burn each and get this stuff to work via process of elimination

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mittens_Da_Punk View Post
    But, it didn't work.
    Sorry, but that's not descriptive enough for anyone to help you.

    Did it not boot at all?

    Did it boot, but hang?

    Did your machine go to Windows instead of Linux?

    Did it install, but wouldn't reboot?

    Did you get any error messages? If so, post as much of them as you can.

    Try to be as descriptive as possible so that other users have some idea where the problem might be.
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    Well, I can't solve your problem but I can offer this advice: Fedora isn't the best to start with if you're new to Linux.

    Fedora is great; I love it. The drawbacks are that it can be fussy at times, and the updates are many and frequent. Someone new to Linux would be happier starting with Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, or Linux Mint.

    I haven't personally run Ubuntu, but I can tell you both Mint and PCLinuxOS are first-rate.

    You can find links to all of them here. Look on the right hand for the listing. They are all in the top 10.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozar View Post
    Sorry, but that's not descriptive enough for anyone to help you.

    Did it not boot at all?

    Did it boot, but hang?

    Did your machine go to Windows instead of Linux?

    Did it install, but wouldn't reboot?

    Did you get any error messages? If so, post as much of them as you can.

    Try to be as descriptive as possible so that other users have some idea where the problem might be.
    The problem i was describing in that post is a problem i had burning the DVD package. It wouldn't allow me to burn the ISO file even though there it was a blank DVD with enough room. in parentheses i have the error message it displayed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Simpatico View Post
    Well, I can't solve your problem but I can offer this advice: Fedora isn't the best to start with if you're new to Linux.

    Fedora is great; I love it. The drawbacks are that it can be fussy at times, and the updates are many and frequent. Someone new to Linux would be happier starting with Ubuntu, PCLinuxOS, or Linux Mint.

    I haven't personally run Ubuntu, but I can tell you both Mint and PCLinuxOS are first-rate.

    You can find links to all of them here. Look on the right hand for the listing. They are all in the top 10.
    Okay... I wanna try mint but all the servers are established in Europe >.<

    EDIT: Okay, I got a D/L going, hope it works out.

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