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iso of fedora 21 broken

asked 2015-05-03 20:05:55 -0500

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I have downloaded the most recent fedora 21 workstation iso and it is broken. i downloaded one a week ago and it was fine. the most recent one as of 5/3/2015 has a valid checksum; yet, when verified and ready for install - the installer indicates problems. I am running a gigabyte brix 5500 intel i5 and intel 5500 HD 8 gb ram. the first copy installed flawlessly - this one not so much. what has changed? updated kernel?

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Can you elaborate on 'problems' ? It's hard to guess :)

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-05-04 00:32:31 -0500 )edit

Maybe I should clarify; the F21 Workstation live image you download on release day is the same image you will download the next day, the next month or five years later - there is only one F21 Workstation image, and it is not updated. Updates are supplied via the updates repository, and typically applied after installation.

randomuser gravatar imagerandomuser ( 2015-05-04 15:44:02 -0500 )edit

i've downloaded and verified the download hash several times. i've used netbootin and universal usb installer to create a USB additionally have burned it to a dvd. all attempts to boot fail when verifying and installing. i get emergency mode every time. system halts. its a no go. this didn't happen the first time i installed it. i've formatted the hd prior to boot, too. dang it - it looked like a great system. sorry to bother anyone - just relating my experience.

azenroshi gravatar imageazenroshi ( 2015-05-04 17:49:55 -0500 )edit

I've not used the workstation image, but I've used the live disk image and the network install image and had no problems with either. You could try the network install image, burn it to a CD and give it a go, that's always my preferred option because you download the latest packages at install time (so it's more efficient that updating afterwards). It's also a smaller initial download and only needs a CD not a DVD. You can select the workstation install during the set-up, but the disk image appears among the network disks.

cobra gravatar imagecobra ( 2015-05-05 03:52:42 -0500 )edit

the issue is having wireless as the only means of connecting to the internet at home. when i downloaded f21 from my office the first time and installed it, there was no issue until the kernel update at home - eliminated my wireless. i didn't keep the f21 on my usb so i went to my office and downloaded it again - never worked since. i have moved on.

azenroshi gravatar imageazenroshi ( 2015-05-05 18:50:28 -0500 )edit

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answered 2015-05-06 12:58:57 -0500

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Check your BIOS setup and make sure "secure boot" is set to disabled, or Other O/S, or similar.

Alternative: Insert the disc and reboot the machine. Enter BIOS setup and go to the "boot override" section (not boot device priority). Find a boot device labeled UEFI:FAT (some device description for your optical drive) (1443Mb). The 1443Mb may be a different number, I'm working from memory. IAC, select that device and boot the machine. This will start the UEFI mode installer. You should see a text mode, GRUB like menu. Select "start live O/S".

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