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Sorry to ask the simplest of questions but im stuck. Im totally new to linux and i just cant figure this out. Basically what im trying to do is boot from the cd rom to install Redhat 9. Ive set the bios settings but it just wont boot (i have no floppy).
Ive tried to make an installation boot cd rom from the 140page instructions ive printed off from the red hat site.
But ive been tring to do this in dos and the commads are just not recognoised (im a competent windows user). Is this correct??
Please help im at a loss to get these cds running.
How did you burn the ISO files. Look at the CD's, do then contain directories and files or is it just one file *.iso? If it is the later then you did not burn the CD's correctly. If you unzipped then burned you probably did not create them as a bootable CD. Or you have a corrupted download file.
I did as you said unzipped and burned them as above in nero
Is this wrong??
How do I create a bootable cdrom??
Ive tried this but nothing seems to work in windows.
1.4.2. Making an Installation Boot CD-ROM
isolinux is now used for booting the Red Hat Linux installation CD. To create your own CD-ROM to boot the installation program, use the following instructions:
Copy the isolinux/ directory from the first Red Hat Linux CD-ROM into a temporary directory (referred to here as <path-to-workspace>) using the following command:
cp -r <path-to-cd>/isolinux/ <path-to-workspace>
Change directories to the <path-to-workspace> directory you have created:
Make sure the files you have copied have appropriate permissions:
chmod u+w isolinux/*
Finally, issue the following command to create the ISO image file:
I'm not sure with Nero, but with EZ CD creator under the file menu is an option to burn cd image. I select that, then it will open a file chooser dialog. I change the file type to .iso then browse to the directory where I have saved the iso then select it. Then simply hit the Record button and after a minute or two it finishes and I have a bootable linux distro!
Not sure how to do this with nero, but look for an option to burn cd image or something like it.