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A dumb question. I purchased Fedora Core6 DVD disk on Ebay. I tried four DVD(DVD-R,DVD+R) drives to read Fedora Core6 DVD disk. Only my external Sony DVD drive did read ...
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    Smile I tried four DVD drives to read Fedora Core6 DVD disk.


    A dumb question.
    I purchased Fedora Core6 DVD disk on Ebay.
    I tried four DVD(DVD-R,DVD+R) drives
    to read Fedora Core6 DVD disk.
    Only my external Sony DVD drive did read DVD disk.
    The other three(3) drives didnot read the Fedora Disk.
    Is the FEDORA DVD disk in some type of Linux format?
    I copy the Fedora Core6 DVD disk
    to another DVD disk.
    This DVD copy reads on all my DVD drives.
    Why am I having this problem?

    Thank You
    Bob Whitman
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    I sure hope you didn't pay very much for it, because you can download Fedora Core 6 for free here:

    http://fedora.redhat.com

    There is no special "Linux format" for DVDs. The Fedora DVD is a standard DVD-ROM and should read in any standard DVD drive. If you download it yourself you can verify that the download finished without errors by verifying the checksum of the image file. As it is, you may just be out of luck.

    You said a copy you made did work?
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    Smile The copy works great.

    The copy works great.
    Only paided $8.00 on Ebay.
    I was not sure what to download.

    Thank You
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    Quote Originally Posted by techieMoe
    I sure hope you didn't pay very much for it, because you can download Fedora Core 6 for free here:

    http://fedora.redhat.com

    There is no special "Linux format" for DVDs. The Fedora DVD is a standard DVD-ROM and should read in any standard DVD drive. If you download it yourself you can verify that the download finished without errors by verifying the checksum of the image file. As it is, you may just be out of luck.

    You said a copy you made did work?
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    Quote Originally Posted by xboomerx
    The copy works great.
    Only paided $8.00 on Ebay.
    I was not sure what to download.
    Ok, well at least you weren't ripped off. So... if the copy works fine.. what's your question? Are you asking why the original didn't work?
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    Smile Why did the original not work?

    Yes.
    Why did the original not work?
    Thanks
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    Ok, well at least you weren't ripped off. So... if the copy works fine.. what's your question? Are you asking why the original didn't work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xboomerx
    Yes.
    Why did the original not work?
    Thanks
    Bob
    Hmm... well honestly I don't know. Perhaps someone else can venture a guess..
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