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Fedora 17 Live CD Boot Fail

asked 2012-09-13 12:40:57 -0500

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I use Windows 7 Home Basic, a 32 bit OS. SO far, it is the main and one-and-only OS that I use. I have been planning to switch to Free Software. So, I did boot gNewSense from a LiveCD. It worked. When I tried doing the same for Fedora 17, it failed.

First, I downloaded Fedora 17 from http://fedora.en.malavida.com/linux/download.

It was an iso image file. Which I burnt to a data CD using FreeISOBurner.

Now, when I rebooted my computer, and chose to boot from Internal Disk, I got a black screen.

Can someone help me with this?

Thank you for trying to help me.

Abinayah

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answered 2012-09-17 04:12:53 -0500

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Please try to download from an official server - it would also be ok to download via FTP or HTTP. When finishing downloading check the MD5SUM to be sure to have downloaded the file correctly. For burning I use the tool ImgBurn, and this runs fine.

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answered 2012-09-13 14:46:43 -0500

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I recommend downloading via torrent from the oficial site, and avoid problems with bad download.

http://torrent.fedoraproject.org/torrents/Fedora-17-i686-Live-Desktop.torrent (you can use utorrent) others

If you need a best cd burn, i recommend Infrarecorder

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answered 2012-11-03 05:09:29 -0500

Alright, real quickly guys I'm having a problem simply booting Fedora from the Live CD. No it's not a corrupt copy. I have two versions from two separate sources, one direct DL the other Torrent, both hang at the same place exactly the same way.

My version of the issue is as follows.

Burned image on a DVD-RW and Finalized Disc. Rebooted, F12 to choose boot Boot from Disc Fedora Menu appears to choose between Fedora 17 or Troubleshoot Hit Enter key to load Fedora 17 Screen flashes to black then pops up an off white color screen with a flashing bar as if waiting for a command. I waited and even proceeded to go off to do something else. When I returned nothing had happen, screen remained as previously describe.

Additional notes: I noticed that while my USB ports work 100% during the bootup process (post) and in the BIOS menu, when in this off white screen that Fedora is suppose to be booting up in I loose my USBs. Am I having a USB Driver conflict issue which may be causing Fedora to fail in booting?

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answered 2012-11-03 06:19:33 -0500

Update:

Upon reaching that same point that I kept getting stuck at I had a breakthrough. I was waiting for the system to pick up on its own when I got frustrated and pushed the case power button. Nothing happened. I looked down at my case and pushed the button again. To my surprise the off white screen suddenly began glitching but posting Fedora. After a little waiting the Fedora 17 OS loaded and booted up perfectly. Apparently there is some sort of BIOS issue in booting up Fedora. I don't know if it's only on the Live CD, but even after I booted fine, when I selected the shutdown option it displayed a glitched screen with the shutdown process progress. Then it showed the Fedora splash screen and locked up on it. I pushed the reset button on my case and during bootup my RAID array displayed a critical error on the array. So I did a full hard shutdown to clear the memory and rebooted to windows without problem.

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answered 2012-09-13 23:04:27 -0500

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Hello Abinayah,

I have few questions, How long you have been using computer? Are you new using computer? Are you working in a company? If your computer works in all situation and only fails with the cd boot means there are 2 chances either your cd drive or your cd might have gone bad. Why cant you try from live usb? NO need of cd burners or any thing just 5 minutes will finish the job.

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