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Fedora Booting without Installation Prompt

asked 2012-01-23 20:25:29 -0500

Jharris4491 gravatar image

I have downloaded to most recent version of Fedora and burned it to a cd. Additionally I am using the 64-bit and the machine I am trying to install it on has 4g of Ram with 312GB HDD that is currently empty. As one of my latest attempts to get it to work was to forgo attempting to dual boot it and just format my entire drive. The graphics card is 512 MB (I don't remember the model, but it is the stock Graphics Card). The laptop is a little over 2 years old and meets the Hardware requirements.

When I boot it Fedora boots directly to a live CD and will not even offer the option of install. I have tried Fedora using a USB as well and I get the same results. Additionally I also tried to install Ubuntu via CD and USB to see if it would work and that just gave me a blank screen with a blinking cursor again with no dialog as far to instal or to run as a live cd.

Any help would be great I really want to put linux on my machine and this has been an extremly frustrating period.

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answered 2012-01-24 07:30:52 -0500

bct gravatar image

Once you've booted the live CD it will have a link on the desktop to install Fedora to your hard drive. Very simple. To give you a longer explanation, it installs the all you need, but less packages than what will be intalled if you install from the DVD. You can obtain the DVD from ( under "other options -> formats"), though you already have an installation media (the live CD). Hope this helps.

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answered 2012-01-24 02:02:47 -0500

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You have downloaded the live cd, not the installation dvd.

After your live cd is booted you will have a desktop option (or in the application launcher) to install Fedora in disk.

Only with the installation dvd you get a installer and no live desktop.

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