Download of the day: Fedora 8 CD / DVD ISO

by on November 8, 2007 · 33 comments· LAST UPDATED November 19, 2007

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Fedora 8 has been released ( jump to download link ). The Fedora Project is a Red Hat sponsored and community supported open source project. Its goal is the rapid progress of free and open source software and content. It offers cutting edge softwares for desktop usage. The latest version of the popular Linux distribution has a lot to offer users and developers.

New in Fedora 8

This release includes significant new versions of many key components and technologies.

=> This release features GNOME 2.18 and KDE 3.5.8.

=> NetworkManager 0.7 provides improved wireless network management support.

=> PulseAudio is now installed and enabled by default. PulseAudio is an advanced sound server compatible with nearly all existing Linux sound systems. PulseAudio allows for hot-switching audio outputs, individual volume controls for each audio stream, networked audio, and more.

=> Compiz Fusion, the compositing window manager that re-merges Compiz and Beryl, is installed by default for 3D effects.

=> OpenOffice.org 2.3, with many new features, is available as part of Fedora 8.

=> Laptop users benefit from the "quirks" feature in HAL, including better suspend/resume and multimedia keyboard support.

=> Fedora 8 features a 2.6.23 based Linux kernel.
Fedora Desktop Screenshots
(click to enlarge, more screenshots @ Fedora Website)

=> See Fedora 8 release notes.


Download link - ( Download Fedora )

You can download Fedora via the web/ftp server or via BitTorrent (recommended).

Fedora 8 DVD ISO download

= > Visit mirror to download Fedora ISO images (32 bit DVD ISO ~ 3.2 GB)

= > Visit mirror to download Fedora ISO images (64 bit DVD ISO ~ 3.2 GB)

Fedora 8 Live CD ISO download

=> Use 32 bit Live CD (700M) if internet connection is slow or you just want to see how Fedora works. You can install fedora from Live cd.

Fedora 8 DVD ISO BitTorrent download

=> Download from BitTorrent i386 32 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)

=> Download from BitTorrent 64 bit DVD (requires a BitTorrent client)

All other downloads options and mirrors are mentioned here.

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1 Saverio November 13, 2007 at 6:08 pm

I found it to be quite buggy; one of the bugs was very severe, as it caused the creation of corrupted users.
I always had problems with Fedora[s], I don’t suggest it.

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2 E_T November 13, 2007 at 10:35 pm

Only a note: I noticed about Fedora 8 is not coming with Gnome 2.18, but Gnome 2.20.

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3 nixCraft November 19, 2007 at 11:01 am

E_T

thanks for update

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4 Johnny December 4, 2007 at 12:14 am

Any way to get Fedora 8 in smaller iso images so I can burn it to cds? I don’t have a DVD burner.

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5 ade_sst December 10, 2007 at 3:03 pm

i just have downloaded fedora 8 live-cd, and tried to boot and run, everything works fine until it finished to mount and my Axioo notebook screen goes blank and everything seems to stop then. I don’t know if is caused by my Axioo but any help would be very great… thanks in advance

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6 Sam December 16, 2007 at 12:54 pm

I find absolute no bugs after installing on over more then 30 totally different desktop and laptop systems. This is the best release of fedora I have ever seen. The advancements are incredible. I was on ubuntu and now with fedora 8. I would have say fedora is best destro out today. FEDORA 8 FTW

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7 Srinivas December 24, 2007 at 3:34 am

Thanks for the Download.

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8 satimis January 26, 2008 at 9:32 am

Mobo – ASUS A8N-VM
AMD – Athlon64 3000+
HD – ATA 40G
Installer – F8 dvd 86_64
Fresh installation

Tried couple times. The PC hung on “load amd pata driver”. I posted on CentOS/RHEL/Fedora, Subject:”Is it the problem of installer? OR something else. How to get through?” Up to now there is no reply. I have another SATA HD on this PC running F7 for sometimes w/o problem.

I’m now downloand F8 DVD i386 iso. I’ll test it after burning it on DVD.

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9 steve February 5, 2008 at 10:56 am

loaded fedora 8 onto IBM R31, mounted but cannot get it to log in.. just hangs..

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10 Tamilarasan February 20, 2008 at 5:38 pm

I want to linux for the perpose of education

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11 Jasvinder February 28, 2008 at 8:27 am

I installed Fedora 8 on my Toshiba MX 35 Satellite notebook. After the installation(Which ran through for about 30mins successfully), the notebook now abruplty switches off after 2-3 mins of power on. This happens only with Fedora 8. When I reverted back to my UBUNTU, the problem was not their.

One of the CD ROMs for my laptop is not present. I suspect there is some hardware interrrupt which is causing the power off in the notebook with Fedora8.

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12 space_eyes March 11, 2008 at 3:11 pm

can you just put the iso on a flashdrive?

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13 nixCraft March 11, 2008 at 7:46 pm

space_eyes,

No you can’t; use special script or other method to boot from USB device.

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14 mondal March 23, 2008 at 6:18 pm

i have download fedora 8 ,…….. but there are two .iso ,…. plz which is fedora 8 and i can burn into dvd………..????

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15 paul March 24, 2008 at 7:29 am

hehe, i personally dislike anything which is from RH, be it RHEL, Centos, FCX, other derivs/clones. no matter what? i keep fighting and ranting for debian/linuxfromscratch in freenode/efnet/oftc networks. :-D even if i got nice close redhat friends from pune.
debian or slack or if you like NONE? do it the hardway. LFS. i preffer LFS. its like you make your own rubber condom, after all you know the usage size isnt it?
# space_eyes Says: March 11th, 2008 (2 weeks ago) at 3:11 pm

can you just put the iso on a flashdrive?
# vivek Says: March 11th, 2008 (2 weeks ago) at 7:46 pm

space_eyes,

No you can’t; use special script or other method to boot from USB device.

short answer NO, long answer, YES, but after you change a few sections. USB load of ISO mode as cdrom, requires a BIOS setting as identify it as a cdrom USB drive. and second? USB CDROM usage would require you to use UDF mode, plus the bits transfer i.e. IO from /dev/sdaX -> /dev/harddrive (SATA/ATA/PATA/SCSI)? man you nuts? you want to pass 2 lts of water which is sent from a 2 mm pipe suction point and then spill it from a 50 mm pipe end? wont work so much. i am lazy. i preffer the old conventional netinstall. :-D or dump the image in hdd and make a min install set cd/floppy and boot off image from the hdd and install.
besides USB sticks are slow 40 mb read vs 22 mb write against a high 230 mb cd speed? ermmmmmm

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16 jimmi March 30, 2008 at 6:23 am

derivs/clones. no matter what? i keep fighting and ranting for debian/linuxfromscratch in freenode/efnet/oftc networks. even if i got nice close redhat friends from pune.
debian or slack or if you like NONE? do it the hardway. LFS. i preffer LFS. its like you make your own rubber condom, after all you know the usage size isnt it?
# space_eyes Says:

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17 sateesh April 4, 2008 at 2:17 pm

To try i need this application…..

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18 sameer May 12, 2008 at 5:29 pm

having read everything written by others so far fedora doesn’t seem to receive good reviews but i had no problems using it. U need to be a bit persistant with ur efforts

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19 derfdog15 June 23, 2008 at 9:46 pm

i had fedora 8 and it ran perfect with grub installed but never delete the partition unless you want to screw your system. And learn all the grub commands.

BUT FEDORA 8 IS BY FAR THE BEST LINUX OUT THERE RIGHT NOW

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20 thanh June 25, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Yeah, thanks FC community.
My setup works perfectly. I think i have confused about ISO image file. I shouldn’t have decomposed the ISO image file before burning the ISO image file to DVD. I should have had Nero just map the ISO image file to DVD.
It’s worth more than 1 day to wrestle my FC-8 setup. Anyway, thanks everybody.

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21 foamtk July 6, 2008 at 9:58 am

Can run snort2.8.1 on fedora 8 ?

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22 Ishwar July 30, 2008 at 10:44 am

The below ISO image does not contain the RPM for the DHCP Server configuration.

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23 Ricky September 19, 2008 at 7:51 pm

What is the difference between 32 and 64 bit ?I am confused which one will I download.Which one will be suitable.THx

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24 prajna September 26, 2008 at 8:25 am

Please tell me how to access windows-xp drives in FEDORA.I want windows drives to be visible as icons in FEDORA please……….

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25 ed October 4, 2008 at 12:24 am
26 chandraprakash October 31, 2008 at 3:14 pm

i want to the sortware fedora

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27 ravi March 2, 2009 at 11:56 am

please send me website path of federa linux open free source os for download free and fast.

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28 bipul March 31, 2009 at 7:59 pm

i have downloaded the iso images of fedora 8 32 bit….. plz tell me hw can make a bootable dvd frm dis image or simply tell me hw install it??? plz rply me as soon as possble as i hv my xams n need linux 4 dat….

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29 yo June 17, 2009 at 2:00 pm

thak you very much.

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30 Artie October 5, 2009 at 3:07 am

I’ve never bothered to comment on these sites do to my not feeling that I knew anything of any use to those who already are used to using the Fedora system. But, after I have been seeing some of the comments about the FC8 system, I felt that maybe I could be of some help to at least one person (newbie)!
I have downloaded the (Werewolf) distro: When I did my download, I used the Burn4Free. Then used the BURN ISO IMAGE option. It worked just fine. Later on, I did another burn using the K3D software from Linux. Again, I First used the DVD choice to burn the ISO image. Then chose the BURN ISO image. It did all the work for you basically. Since then, I have done at least 6 installs with my “Werewolf” distribution and everything works just fine. Even when I do add-ons or updates, or, non-distro add ons. It hasn’t let me down yet! I hope this can help someone who may be having trouble.
NOTE: So far, I have found that the few I knew that had trouble, was do to the burn itself being a bad burn, or should I even dare to say, it was just done as a copy instead of burn!

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31 jw April 1, 2011 at 5:20 am

Hi,

I have a Windows xp with a VM client installed.

Questions

1) Is there a link where I can download the fedora 8 vm for testing purpose?

2) Anyone tried running nagios on fedora?

3) Does anyone know if fedora 8 has issues with SSD cards? Loss of mount or file system in a sudden without notice?

Thanks in advance.

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32 Pravin Warade November 16, 2011 at 10:02 pm

sir/madam,
please send cd/dvd
fedora 6
fedora 8
Ubuntu

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33 prabhuram June 7, 2012 at 9:01 am

please send me a link for fedora8 32 bit for ns2 in NRL SENSOR Network.please do me this favour..

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