Originally Posted by arpitha
I have dowloaded RHEL5.5 using my laptop which has windows xp.
A newbie question about installing RHEL usually means you've already made an incorrect choice.
1) If you have paid for Red Hat support or you intend to pay for Red Hat support after successfully installing some legitimate trial version, then maybe you are on the right track. But then I'd expect better instructions should have been available with the paid or trial version.
2) If you have a legitimate reason to want an enterprise server distribution of Linux (on a laptop???) and you think you have found a good way to get RHEL for free, then you haven't found that, but it is actually quite easy to get it for free. That's what Centos is: RHEL for free without Red Hat support or trademarks. So forget the RHEL images you downloaded and start over with Centos. Do you have a DVD burner? Installing Centos from one DVD is easier than from several CD's. But remember, do this only if you really want an enterprise server distribution.
3) If you picked RHEL as a Linux distribution just because you've heard of it, bad choice. You don't want an enterprise server distribution. You want a workstation distribution. The popular choice is Ubuntu. A slightly better choice is Mepis.
How do i burn them to CDs.
ImgBurn is a free download and is the best tool for burning CD's on Windows. Here is a link to one of several posts where I discussed that in more detail: