I have had problems with the FC5 install as well.
I first tried a FC5 CD install. The five CDs checksumed correctly, but
I got many -apparently random- IDE bus errors on that CD drive and
another one I replaced it with.
It is possible that that machine has a subtle memory problem. (I have not
had time to run memtest on it yet)
On previous releases, I used to get occasional CD errors too... but I was
able to hit OK on a dialog box to try the block read again and then it
would succeed and the install would continue happily.
I then tried an installation from a hard-disk partition but got hit by
So, finally what I did was set up another machine on the network as a
repository, and did the install via http. That worked.
I have now also upgraded two machines from FC4 to FC5. I upgraded via yum,
and have to say that I am very happy -even surprised- with how well that
all went. In fact, the second one I upgraded remotely through an ssh
For that, I found the following very helpful:
Frankly, it is a great advantage to be able to update a remote machine in
such a way. yum rocks! :)
Carlos M. Gutierrez
WEPA! Search Puerto Rico!
On Mon, 17 Apr 2006, Terry Polzin wrote:
I have yet to get a NFS install to work, the client times out the server even
when they are two feet away and the connection is 100mb the install fails.
Options like ide=nodma don't appear to work so the CD-ROM drive times out due
to use if DMA, and the install fails.
These things worked great in FC2,3,4 why not now?
I don't have the luxury of time to sit around and pump 5 CDs into all my