> 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. > I replaced the DVD burner with the CD burner/DVD reader and was able to install the 64-bit FC5 without any problems. In process of trying to install the 64-bit version, I had at one point inadvertently installed the 32-bit version. This version installed from the DVD burner. I think this all indicates that there is some problem with the DVD burner and the 64-bit install. I think this also explains what happened when I had some time ago tried to install the 64-bit FC5 on the other almost identical system (also with a DVD burner). Is there an easy way to install an iso install file from a working FC5 system? Is it possible to upgrade from one version to another (e.g., FC5 to FC6 when it becomes available) using yum? Thanks for the help. Rick B.