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Why do I get bad media when burning Fedora 16 and 17 live cds?

asked 2012-03-11 09:20:40 -0600

Dominique gravatar image

updated 2012-03-13 02:35:43 -0600

FranciscoD_ gravatar image

after burning live cd fedora 16 and 17 on nero when data verification starts i have the message ( bad sector) please tell me what to do. thanks dominique

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answered 2012-03-12 12:03:17 -0600

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Verify your ISO Download

Open a terminal emulator:

on the GNOME desktop, click Applications → System Tools → Terminal to open GNOME Terminal
on the KDE desktop, click Kickoff Application Launcher → Applications → System → Terminal to open Konsole

Change into the directory that holds the ISO image files, then run sha256sum, for example:

$ cd Downloads
$ sha256sum Fedora-i386-DVD.iso

Open the file CHECKSUM with a text editor, such as gedit or kwrite, to display its contents. Make sure the hash displayed by sha256sum for each of the downloaded ISO files exactly matches the corresponding hash in the CHECKSUM file. If all of the hashes match the hashes found at verify, you can burn the ISO file to disc. If a file does not match, download it again.

also and speed 16x if quite enough

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answered 2012-03-11 11:19:45 -0600

It means the data (iso) was not properly burned to the CD. You can try burning at a slower speed.

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answered 2012-03-12 08:23:54 -0600

The CD might also be bad. You may also try "burning" the ISO to USB stick with unetbootin. I prefer using that method because this way CDs are not needed.

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