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fedora 22 32-bit iso image will not load ldlinux.c32 item

asked 2015-11-02 22:13:01 -0500

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updated 2015-11-03 18:59:30 -0500

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I have downloaded the fedora 32-bit iso image from the website. I get a bootup failure from the cd image with:

ISOLINUX 6.03 ETCD Copyright (C) 1994-2014 H. Peter Anvin et all

Failed to load ldlinux.c32 Boot Failed: press a key to retry

My question is also it appears that fedora nolonger supports 18 as I have a machine loaded with 32-bit 18 and when I try to upgrade/update the machine it searches and searches for a machine with the repos on it and no luck.

So has anyone installed fedora 22 32-bit on a known 32-bit machine and have it work. Or is 64-bit the only really supported platform

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answered 2015-11-03 12:40:46 -0500

updated 2015-11-03 13:23:15 -0500

Have you follow all the steps for the boot creation mentioned in the web page, especially this one :

For version 5.00 or newer, also copy "[bios/]com32/elflink/ldlinux/ldlinux.c32" from the Syslinux archive

Only last 2 Fedora versions are maintained and available in the repos. I suggest you to install the Fedora 23 which has just been released today. A 32 bits version is available on the Fedora download page. The Fedora 22 should be maintained for the next 7 months.

If you wish to find the archive repos (Fedora 18 for example), go to and browse the different directories, you can activate the repodata (follow the link for the /releases and I let you find the /updates). More instructions are detailed on the Fedora wiki page.

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answered 2015-11-03 13:25:56 -0500

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I understand that those instructions say copy this file BUT I downloaded the distribution ISO file from the site and burned that to a DVD. WHY is the iso not complete???????? BECAUSE this is the product being delivered to the customer...

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I've no investigate more on this issue. To avoid surprise, I usually create the Fedora usb keys with livecd-iso-to-disk tool (Linux) or Rufus (Windows). Lots of other tools corrupt the linux boot/installation and that is not easy to detect the root cause.

yolo gravatar imageyolo ( 2015-11-03 14:37:22 -0500 )edit

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