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Dual boot- Win xp and fedora core 3- PLEASE HELP!!

Postby rolawlor » Thu Apr 28, 2005 3:57 pm

I have recently purchased a Toshiba 2430-402 laptop and wish to have a
dual boot system with Windows XP Home and Fedora Core 3 on it. Windows XP Home is already pre-installed.The
laptop has a 40GB hard drive, and at the moment I have 20GB for Win XP
(FAT 32) and the other 20GB is unallocated space. I downloaded the
Fedora Core 3 DVD iso file from there website and burned it on DVD but
every time I try and boot from the DVD I get the message:

Starting Caldera DR-DOS...

EMM386: Cannot find an unused 64 Kilobyte range of upper memory to use
for an EMS page frame. Using FRAME=NONE.
FRAME=NONE

After showing this message the laptop freezes and I have to reboot.
Does anyone know what could be causing this or am I just wasting my
time trying to install Linux?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Postby towy71 » Thu Apr 28, 2005 4:23 pm

how did you burn the iso file?
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Postby Guest » Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:05 pm

used nero 6 to burn a bootable dvd (4x i think)
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Apr 28, 2005 5:53 pm

Which might be your problem. The iso image is just that, an exact copy of a disc filesystem, so it will already be bootable. You need to select something like create disc from image.
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Postby rolawlor » Thu Apr 28, 2005 7:15 pm

just used nero 6 to burn a disc image like you said, but again it gave me the message 'Cannot find an unused 64 Kilobyte range of upper memory'. would it be the hardware on the laptop or something in the bios causing this problem??
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Postby Rhakios » Thu Apr 28, 2005 11:29 pm

Messages concerning emm386 are dos messages, you shouldn't be seeing them with anything that's booting Linux. The only time one normally sees this with Linux is using loadlin, which requires dos. Do you still get the starting Caldera Dr-DOS message? If so, then you are still burning to disc wrongly.
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Postby nelz » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:11 am

What do you see when you view the contents of the disc in a file manager? If you see the ISO file, you did not write it as an image.
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Postby rolawlor » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:38 pm

i see all the contents of the disk and not an iso file. i'm still getting the message 'Starting Caldera DR-DOS... ' and then it just freezes. i've tried burning the disk load of ways and every time i still get the message. don't know what i'm doing wrong! can someone give me the exact way to burn the iso using nero 6? (dvd or cd)
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Postby nelz » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:03 pm

"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results." (Albert Einstein)
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Postby Ram » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:28 pm

Nero should be in classic mode, close the wizard.
from the drop down meuns ( can't rember off hand which one ) select burn image.
navigate to the 'iso' then burn it.

If your still having a problem it may be a corrupt 'iso'


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Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:31 pm

in case you cn't find the way I have pasted the instructions below :roll:
1 Start Nero
2 Choose the menu command "File"->"Burn Image"
3 An "Open" file dialog box appears with the following image types supported (*.nrg, *.iso, *.cue)
4 Select your download LinuxISO file and click Open
5 The "Write CD" dialog box appears with several tabs (Info, Foreign image, Misc, Burn).
6 Click the 'Burn' Tab
7 Confirm that 'Write' and 'Finalize' are selected
8 Click on "Write". Watch it burn.
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Postby Ram » Fri Apr 29, 2005 1:56 pm

Thats sounds and looks like Nero 5 instructions, could be wrong most peeps say I am. In Nero 6 I believe they have moved it away from the file menu hence my less then step by step guide. I'll can check when I get home tonight the exact steps in Nero 6 if needed.

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Postby rolawlor » Fri Apr 29, 2005 7:12 pm

cheers for the help everyone. got fedora working alongside windows. seems i was doing something wrong while burning the image file onto dvd.

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Postby towy71 » Fri Apr 29, 2005 8:39 pm

no sh*t Sherlock ;-)
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