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Old 10-06-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
rjmenon
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CD-ROM Boot Install for RH 9


Hi,

I ftped ftp.redhat.com and downloaded the ISO images. I used Nero to write these images to the CD.

I have enabled Boot Sequence as CD First. I can boot using Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 Bootable CDs. However, the RH 9 disk does not boot. Moreover, I am unable to see the contents (assuming that it is CDFS and I can see it), of the CD.

Since I am absolutely new to Linux (though I am a sun certified solaris sys admin), I just want to be sure if RH has disabled boot from cd rom for free versions? Or is it that I just screwed up the image during the download or the writer screwed up writing the image.

Kindly let me know

regards
ramesh j menon
 
Old 10-06-2003, 02:39 AM   #2
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Re: CD-ROM Boot Install for RH 9

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Originally posted by rjmenon
Hi,

I ftped ftp.redhat.com and downloaded the ISO images. I used Nero to write these images to the CD.

I have enabled Boot Sequence as CD First. I can boot using Windows 2000 or Windows 2003 Bootable CDs. However, the RH 9 disk does not boot. Moreover, I am unable to see the contents (assuming that it is CDFS and I can see it), of the CD.

Since I am absolutely new to Linux (though I am a sun certified solaris sys admin), I just want to be sure if RH has disabled boot from cd rom for free versions? Or is it that I just screwed up the image during the download or the writer screwed up writing the image.

Kindly let me know

regards
ramesh j menon
Try rename the .iso file to a .nrg file and then dubbel click on the image. It should be burned properly then.

Hope this helps,
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:30 AM   #3
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Hi rjmenon (Are you a Malayalee?),

First of all RedHat doesn't disable any options for the free downloads. You can very well boot from the freely downloaded CD images.

I hope that there must me some error in downloading i.e. the CD image is corrupted. Please check the MD5 sum of the iso image that you have downloaded. You get the MD5 sum from the ftp mirror where you downloaded the CD images from.

If the MD5 sum is correct, then check the info of the iso image in Nero, and it should display it as bootable CD image.

My suggestion is that .iso extension is not a matter and you don't need to rename it. Because, I wrote a lot of .iso images with Nero and they all are fine.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 03:48 AM   #4
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Originally posted by praveenk
Hi rjmenon (Are you a Malayalee?),

First of all RedHat doesn't disable any options for the free downloads. You can very well boot from the freely downloaded CD images.

I hope that there must me some error in downloading i.e. the CD image is corrupted. Please check the MD5 sum of the iso image that you have downloaded. You get the MD5 sum from the ftp mirror where you downloaded the CD images from.

If the MD5 sum is correct, then check the info of the iso image in Nero, and it should display it as bootable CD image.

My suggestion is that .iso extension is not a matter and you don't need to rename it. Because, I wrote a lot of .iso images with Nero and they all are fine.
Also burn an .iso (linux image file) under Windows ?
I had the same problem with a Slackware bootable disk, this rename resoved my problem.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 05:14 AM   #5
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yeah praveen, i am a malayali by birth

thanks guys, i willl check out ur suggestions and get back
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:34 AM   #6
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Also burn an .iso (linux image file) under Windows ?
Yep, that's how I did it.

Also wanted to point out, just in case...when you burn it to disk, don't just open your "make a data CD" window and put the ISO file in there. You need to click on "burn a CD from CD image". I know this because I had to do it again, the first time nothing was on the disk but 1 huge .iso file. Fortunately, I used a rewriteable disk.
 
Old 10-06-2003, 08:52 AM   #7
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Yep, that's how I did it.

Also wanted to point out, just in case...when you burn it to disk, don't just open your "make a data CD" window and put the ISO file in there. You need to click on "burn a CD from CD image". I know this because I had to do it again, the first time nothing was on the disk but 1 huge .iso file. Fortunately, I used a rewriteable disk.
That's way I said, rename the file. This makes life easyer for Nero, and it will recognize it immediately and burn it the proper way ...
 
  


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