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Old 06-23-2003, 03:16 PM   #1
yetalu
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how can i install redhat 9 over network cdrom


many thanks
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:23 PM   #2
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"network cdrom"??

The Red Hat 9.0 Installation Guide covers all sorts of installation.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 11:56 PM   #3
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hi fancypiper and all, sorry for making u confused
i got 2 machines, 1 linux box has cdrom drive and i install that ok.
for another one only has floppy drive but no cdrom drive
and these 2 machines are connecting to network. so what should i do?


 
Old 06-24-2003, 12:07 AM   #4
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The next step would be to read over Selecting an Installation Method, decide on what fits your situation and go from there.

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Old 06-25-2003, 01:43 PM   #5
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hi again, i already go through the redhat installation guide. anyway in my case becoz i have to boot up the machine from the floppy disk (coz i don't have cdrom drive), i create 3 floppy disks from those image fles in installation cd:

- bootdisk.img
- drvblock.img
- drvnet.img
(no bootnet.img in Redhat 9 CD!!!!)

i boot up it using the floppy with bootdisk.img
i see the graphic screen and in the boot prompt i type "boot text"
it shows:

loading vmlinuz.............
loading initrd.img..........
boot failed: please change disks and press a key to continue

i check the cdrom images directory the initrd.img size is larger than 1 floppy. and it can't fit into the floppy disk.

what should i do the next? please help...

Last edited by yetalu; 06-25-2003 at 01:46 PM.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 01:57 PM   #6
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I thnk that the drvnet.img is the network boot image.
 
Old 06-25-2003, 02:21 PM   #7
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im only a noob, but what i did, was take out the cdrom from 1 computer, and put it in the other, after the installaion, put the drive back where it lives.
 
  


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