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Old 01-29-2006, 10:05 PM   #1
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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?
 
Old 01-30-2006, 05:14 AM   #2
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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
 
Old 01-30-2006, 06:20 AM   #3
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And not all Windows CD burning programs can burn bootable CD's.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 08:13 AM   #4
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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.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 05:12 PM   #5
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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.
 
Old 01-30-2006, 05:22 PM   #6
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It looks like it was a CD burning problem, since I've just got the one (*.iso) file. Thanks!
 
  


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