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kanncro 01-29-2006 10:05 PM

Adding RHEL to a Windows XP machine: Having trouble getting ISO disk recognized
 
Hi, I'm a real newbie at Linux, and I'm trying to figure out how to install RHEL for the first time. I've downloaded and burned a set of ISO disks from the RHEL site, and I've also reset my BIOS to boot from CD first. However, when I restart with the first disk in place, my computer automatically boots into XP, and completely ignores that the disk is there. Anybody got an idea what might be going wrong and how I can fix it?

Lenard 01-30-2006 05:14 AM

Not all systems can boot with Linux bootable CD's due to the BIOS and/or CD drive firmware. To overcome this visit;

http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

Emerson 01-30-2006 06:20 AM

And not all Windows CD burning programs can burn bootable CD's.

pixellany 01-30-2006 08:13 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Emerson
And not all Windows CD burning programs can burn bootable CD's.

To burn a bootable CD, you need the right files, image, whatever. I don't think it is a function of the burning SW....

To the OP:
Check you CD to be sure it has multiple files. If it has one file (*.iso), then you just copied the file to the CD. You need to find the option in your burning SW to "create from .iso" or something like that.

If the CD is OK, then make sure you can boot from some other CD---eg a Windows install disk, Live linux, etc.

kanncro 01-30-2006 05:12 PM

Thanks for the helpful advise. Sorry I don't know more about this, I'm coming from a total Windows background w/out any programming training. So double thanks for humoring me.

kanncro 01-30-2006 05:22 PM

It looks like it was a CD burning problem, since I've just got the one (*.iso) file. Thanks!


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