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Fedora 19 Install on Dell Dimension 8400

asked 2013-10-16 20:15:05 -0500

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I am trying to install Fedora 19 on my old Dell Dimension 8400. I am currently running Ubuntu 9.04 but want to switch. I am trying to use the minimal boot media .iso since the box does not recognize a dvd .iso or usb drive for booting.

The box tries to read the boot media but immediately I get the message "missing operating system". It doesn't even seem like install gets anywhere it comes up so quick.

Can anyone help with this issue? Any way I can install Fedora right from the Ubuntu desktop?

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answered 2013-10-23 22:43:41 -0500

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Issue was in fact with burning the disk. I was using Roxio in Vista to burn the .iso to disk and used the "make bootable" button.

When I burned the disk on a fedora box I was able to boot from it.

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answered 2013-10-17 08:31:34 -0500

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When you created your install disk, did you burn the .iso file to the disk as an image ("Burn image to disk" option, or similar) or did you just write the .iso file onto the disk? This behaviour is like the computer has checked the disk for any boot data and couldn't find any.

By 'minimal boot media', do you mean the network install disk? You could also try the live CD version if you have DVD boot issues - there are several Live CD types, the non-Gnome ones tend to be smaller.

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