On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 15:42 +0100, Timothy Murphy wrote: > Rick Bilonick wrote: > > > I did try last night to do the install in text mode. The install gets > > past the grub update and starts installing packages but eventually fails > > (early on) saying a package is corrupted. This happened with both DVDs > > and I believe both FC5 DVDs were made on the same burner. (This also > > happened with one of the DVDs and the other identical system a few > > months ago when I first tried to upgrade to FC5.) > > You could try installing from hard disk if you have enough space - > copy the ISO images to the hard disk, > disassemble the first with "mount -o loop FC*disc1.iso /mnt" > then "cp -a /mnt/isolinux /boot" > add a stanza to /etc/grub.conf like > ----------------------------------- > title FC-5 boot > root (hd0,1) > kernel /isolinux/vmlinuz > initrd /isolinux/initrd.img > ----------------------------------- > and re-boot. > [I've probably missed something out ...] > > -- > Timothy Murphy > e-mail (<80k only): tim /at/ birdsnest.maths.tcd.ie > tel: +353-86-2336090, +353-1-2842366 > s-mail: School of Mathematics, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Ireland > Thanks. I'm going to have to do something like this. I burned two new DVDs on another Linux computer and the install always fails at some point when installing packages. I had replaced the cdrom/burner/dvd with a dvd burner after installing FC4. Now I can't even re-install FC4 - it fails in a similar manner as FC5. (The system is unbootable. At this point I can't install FC4 or 5. I can run a Suse Live disk I have.) So I think the main culprit is the DVD burner. I think I have the following options: 1) replace the old cdrom/dvd (non DVD burner) drive, 2) try to install over my network (but I've never done this), 3) try to copy the iso to the hard drive - but the system is in an unbootable state so I don't know if this is now possible - but maybe I could do this using the Suse Live disk - I get a network connection, and 4) create bootable CDs instead of one DVD and see if the drive still fails. Any other suggestions would be appreciated. Rick B.