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Old 09-04-2008, 02:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy How to Boot RedHat Enterprise 5.1


Hi, can anybody help me with my problem? Here's the scenario:

I have the 5 ISO images of the RedHat 5.1 Enterprise in my PC, now I want to install it in a Machine (currently in a WINDOWS XP platform). In order for me to do this, I burned the ISO files in IMAGE (make an image). But everytime I'm trying to install the CDs, it doesnt boot. What will I do.

My machine's specs are:

* Currently in a Windows OS platform
* It doesnt has a Floppy Disc (so i cannot perform boot from floppy)
* It has a USB PORT (support boot from USB)
* It can also perform network thru FTP (where the ISOs located)

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* As I have mentioned I do have the 5 ISO files over FTP and also in CDs (RED HAT 5.1 Enterprise)


Any help will be appreciated.

Thanks so much.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 02:30 AM   #2
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Is your BIOS set to boot from the CD drive?
 
Old 09-04-2008, 02:37 AM   #3
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if you insert the CD into your computer, when you browse the CD contents do you see an ISO file? or alot of folders and files?

If i understand correctly. you wish to install RHEL from ISO files and not from CD? e.g: point your booted installation to the location of the ISO files for it to read so you dont have to burn the images to disk?
 
Old 09-04-2008, 02:38 AM   #4
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http://bashcurescancer.com/rhel-50-c...s-summary.html
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:12 AM   #5
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Wink the BIOS is already setup in BOOT CD

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Is your BIOS set to boot from the CD drive?
yes, I already set it up to CD-ROM boot..

Thanks.. please help
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:21 AM   #6
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Originally Posted by dbmacartney View Post
if you insert the CD into your computer, when you browse the CD contents do you see an ISO file? or alot of folders and files?

If i understand correctly. you wish to install RHEL from ISO files and not from CD? e.g: point your booted installation to the location of the ISO files for it to read so you dont have to burn the images to disk?
THANKS, I appreciate, in you first question, I can see MANY FILES, because I burned it using (make an image) feature in NERO. Second, my number one aim is to BOOT from CD so that my installation will be continuous. But if there are other alternatives, I'm ready to read and follow Instructions. Thanks so much.

Once again:

- I have 5 CDs containg the RHEL5.1 installers (burned in image)
- My OS is currently WINDOWS
- I already setup my BIOS in "BOOT from CD"
- BOOT from USB is also supported
- My machine doesnt has a Floppy Disc (so i cannot perform boot from floppy)
- It can also perform network thru FTP

Thanks guys.. I appreciate your help so much.

Last edited by linux_ranran; 09-04-2008 at 03:28 AM.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:27 AM   #7
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Thanks with the link, but as I mentioned, my OS is currently in WINDOWS platform, and the commands in the page u provided is more or linux.. another thing is the software that I got is RHEL 5.1, not CENTOS.

Thanks anyway.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 03:58 AM   #8
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Centos is a free version of RHEL, so the instructions should work.
 
Old 09-04-2008, 04:04 AM   #9
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Centos is a free version of RHEL, so the instructions should work.
oK thanks for the info, but as I have said I'm in a WINDOWS environment and the instructions in there is only for LINUX and the problem is I cannot boot from CDs. and all the installation steps there are starting to "boot from the cd".
 
  


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