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Old 10-09-2002, 05:40 PM   #1
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another no0b needs help!


i downloaded the ISO's and i ran partition magic 7.0...everything went through great...the thing is i put the cds in and they didn't run..when i explored the cds they were rar'd up! i figure this conflicts with it being to run alone...what can i do it get the stuff on the cd to run and install to my partition? i have copied everything to the hd but i don't see an exe that i can run...
 
Old 10-09-2002, 06:21 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ, Jedi.

When you say 'they were rar'd up' how many files were there? Don't forget that you need to burn the ISO files to CD as an image... you don't simply burn the ISO file to a CD as a file, else you get a CD with 1 large file on it - not particularly useful.
 
Old 10-09-2002, 06:41 PM   #3
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If its a real rar file try this
http/www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar300.exe
 
Old 10-09-2002, 06:48 PM   #4
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If its a real rar file try this
http/www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar300.exe
http://www.rarlab.com/rar/wrar300.exe (just an incorrect linkage )

some useful links on how to burn ISO's: http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

personally i use record now max on my winxp partition. just click, select the ISO and burn baby burn!
 
Old 10-10-2002, 12:03 AM   #5
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first thanx guys..i love how quick and thorough the members here get about the topics and the help they offer....greatly appreciate it!!

ok here is the whole story...my cousin downloaded the "ISO's" for me since her is on cable and i am on DSL...he downloaded them as rar files he says...then just burned it to the cd...obviously i had no use for this. next thing i did was go to his house and had him unrar the files then tried to burn them again (as images, i know that much about iso's and how they work) but Face said it was something about the files already being ISO's an infact weren't rar files. he told me my cousin had winrar as the default app to read and open ISO extentions. so we burned it as an image and it didn't work. i know since we were rushing we did something wrong but we have successfully burned and even made programs into ISO's before. i will give it another shot. i need the drivers for my cd burner so it registers as a burner and not just a cd rom. then i can just burn them myself. but i am thinking of downloading them again cause god knows i searched high and low for them drivers and found nothing. i also know i can install from the hard drive. i read something about that on the red hat site. i printed out their docs and saw it....
 
Old 10-10-2002, 12:23 AM   #6
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Yep... download the ISOs onto some partition or other (put them in the root directory though... you don't want to have to trawl through the filesystem to find them!) and make the boot floppy that corresponds to harddisk installation. Easily done!
 
Old 10-10-2002, 01:46 AM   #7
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Yep... download the ISOs onto some partition or other (put them in the root directory though... you don't want to have to trawl through the filesystem to find them!) and make the boot floppy that corresponds to harddisk installation. Easily done!
i am not too clear on this part....download them to some partition? how do i do that?

putting them in the root directory i guess i can do once i find it..and making the boot floppy...where can i get that done...i am installing red hat 7.3

i think i can figure out the boot floppy cause i was reading the docs at the red hat site...but as for the rest can you clarify like if it were a 5 yr old you were talking to. i serious am not getting this part...but i understand the layout of what i am trying to do...it's doing it and how to that i need help with.
 
  


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