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Old 12-17-2003, 07:21 AM   #1
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how to install linux from iso files

i have got iso files of redhat9 in my computer .and i dont have a cd writer somebody please tell me how to install rh9 from these iso files. i have already rh 7.3 installed on my system.
Old 12-17-2003, 07:36 AM   #2
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Put the iso images on a partition which you don't plan to format.
Make an installation boot floppy from the boot.img which is in the first iso. You can also download that image from Redhat.
Boot up with the floppy and select hard drive install
Select the partition where the images are and proceed like a normal installation from there.
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Refer to RH's documentation but I think the partition where the ISO's are located needs to be either a ext2 or vfat.
Old 12-17-2003, 08:01 AM   #4
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From Redhat's first CD copy image bootdisk.img from images folder to a floppy disk using rawrite.exe command (available in dosutils folder).

Then boot your machine with this floppy and in installation method choose install from hard disk and give path of iso image files.

It will install Redhat from hard drive without any need to burn CD's.

More help is available in Redhat x86 installation manuals.
Old 12-17-2003, 08:07 AM   #5
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AS pointed out here:

If you need to use a boot diskette, use either rawrite on DOS-based systems or dd on Linux systems to write the boot diskette image file to a 3.5 diskette. See the Red Hat Linux 9 Installation Guide for instructions on how to use the rawrite or dd programs.

If you need to a copy of the rawrite program, it is located in the dosutils directory on the first installation CD-ROM. It can also be downloaded from or
Old 11-08-2006, 01:09 AM   #6
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Hi! good to see you guys' tips

My question is that:
1 Can i install SUSE 10 via the boot disk from Redhat??
2 If my iso locate in a NTFS partition, will it work??

Thank you!


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