[CA LUG] Looking for a good burn of Fedora Core 4

Tim Thomas tithomas1 at comcast.net
Wed Sep 14 16:29:04 CDT 2005

I have good copies of all four FC 4 CDs.  They all passed the standard
"mediacheck" test and I just used them to install FC 4 on a new server.

BTW, I burned the ISOs on an Apple PowerMac using OS X's standard
Disk Utility.  Very easy.  Or in the past I've also used Nero on Windows
to burn ISOs.  I too would rather of used the DVD ISO, but I couldn't 
a site with a good copy.

On Sep 14, 2005, at 10:22 AM, David A. Cafaro wrote:

> Hello Russ,
> The most common cause of ISO's not working once downloaded and then
> burned to the CD is the method of burning to the CD.  Please excuse me
> if I'm covering something you've already known, but when you burned the
> CD's from the ISOs did you just burn the ISO file onto the CD like you
> would any data CD or did you use the option to create CD from a disc
> image.  This will make a huge difference.  If you just burn the ISO 
> file
> to the disc then when you put the disk back into your machine after a
> successful burn, you will only see one large file (the ISO file you
> downloaded then copied to the CD).  If you used the create CD from a
> disc image, then when you put the CD back in your computer and look at
> the contents you will see many files on the CD and most likely a
> directory structure as well.  This CD is the one that should allow you
> to boot and install the OS.  The single file CD is now just a backup of
> your ISO file, and not useful unless you need to use the create CD from
> ISO file again ;-).
> Cheers,
> David
> On Wed, 2005-09-14 at 09:47 -0400, Russ wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'd like to hear the porper way to download iso's.  Ive done it in 
>> Windows
>> but I think windows touches the files somehow and even though they 
>> have
>> passed the checksums I havent been able to get them to work.
>> Russ M
>> On Wed, 14 Sep 2005, Sean Wilkerson wrote:
>>> Don,
>>> What is the problem with your attempts?  Did it not download?  Did it
>>> partially download and fail?  What mirror did you choose (have you 
>>> tried
>>> others, perhaps one closer to you)?  Did you get it downloaded all 
>>> the
>>> way, but the checksum failed?  Did you get it downloaded all the way,
>>> not run the checksum, but then tried to burn it?  Are you 
>>> downloading on
>>> windows?
>>> The world of proprietary software when related to "tinkerers" used to
>>> exists largely of "swapping cds" with friends and that sort.  
>>> However,
>>> OSS is readily available to anyone with an internet connection, and 
>>> is
>>> typically easy to download, check the integrity of,  and run.  
>>> Although
>>> you can get this CD from anyone, it might be good to understand 1. 
>>> Why
>>> it is failing so far 2. How you can get it to NOT fail, so you won't
>>> have to rely on someone else next time you want software.
>>> The opensource community typically rallys around those who want to 
>>> help
>>> themselves.  If you ask for the disk, you might find someone willing 
>>> to
>>> share, if you ask for help solving the problem yourself, I am 
>>> confidant
>>> you will get help from many people offering suggestions, or 
>>> procedures,
>>> which you can follow.
>>> Hope that wasn't too preachy, that certainly wasn't the intent.
>>> Sean
>>> Don Miller III wrote:
>>>> Hi CALUG.
>>>> I have repeatedly tried to download the image file fore FC4 DVD or
>>>> Cd's.  I would prefer the DVD but it really does not matter for me. 
>>>>  I
>>>> want to explore Linux and after years of use off and on, I am still 
>>>> a
>>>> novice.  If anyone has suggestions, or can connect for me to burn a
>>>> copy, I would appreciate it.
>>>> Thanks for your help
>>>> Don
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