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Old 10-11-2006, 04:11 AM   #1
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Install linux redhat 9


Hi all,


I've just downloaded redhat 9 and would like to install it with dual boot. Current OS is win xp. Understand that I need to have a bootable disk in order to access the ISO files. I'd like it to book from CD. Ok, i've 3 i386 files and 3 SRPMS files. Is it that i need to burn each of these files altogether 6 into 6 cdr individually? Does it auto make the first disk a bootable disk? Or do I just need to burn the i386 files?

Thanks for your advise
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:19 AM   #2
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You will have to burn the i386 iso's to blank CD (choose burn an image option)
disc 1 is bootable, set the boot from cdrom option in bios and boot from disc 1 and follow subsequent instructions to install. Choose a different partition than the one where windows is to dual boot

It may be better to use a partition software(partition magic, Gparted liveCD etc) to resize windows partition or create space for linux before install

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Old 10-11-2006, 04:33 AM   #3
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Adding: the SRPMS discs contain same software than i386 disks, with one difference: i386 discs have the binary packages (those you install usually) and SRPMS discs have source codes of those packages. Therefore downloading the SRPMS discs is needed only if you (after the installation) wish to get the source code for some program; for the installation you only need to download and burn the i386 discs. As said, don't burn them as data, but as images -- if you burned as regular data disc, you'd end up with one .iso file on one disc, but instead you want to burn the .iso (image files) as images which burns the contents of the image to the disc.

For RH9 you really want to use a partitioning software first to shrink Windows partition(s) to get free unpartitioned space on your harddisk. After this boot from the RH9's first cd and begin the installation.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:56 AM   #4
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Is there a reason why you want RH9? It is old and unsupported now. I suggest that you get a more recent distro, such as Fedora Core 5 (The direct successor to RH9).

Fedora Core 5 comes on 5 CDs, which you will need to download and burn to discs. Make sure that you burn them correctly, as CD images. The first one will be bootable.

--Ian
 
Old 10-11-2006, 05:19 AM   #5
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I'm using nero 6 express and smart and it always create a nrg file instead of burning into the cdr...Any idea how i can get it to install into the disc? This version is more to wizard and not the traditional version where there's drop down menu.....
 
Old 10-11-2006, 05:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for all your help, I've manged to burn the image files with nero 7. As y i try linux redhat 9 is because I managed to download it at high speed and fedora takes ages to download, so I thought probably I shall install rehat 9 and try out. I'm very new to linux, hence any version will do for me...
 
Old 10-11-2006, 07:35 AM   #7
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Even if it takes more time to download, it may be a better idea to try fc5
 
Old 10-11-2006, 08:41 AM   #8
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Yeah I'm going to download tonight. I've finally installed redhat 9 in my pc, but, there's no GUI...Is it due to my installation? Basically I burn each i386 iso files into a cd, so total 3 cd and installation wise, mostly default other than the partitioning part. When it boots up, it goes directly to dos prompt. How can I install it with GUI? Do I need to reinstall everything again?
 
Old 10-11-2006, 12:49 PM   #9
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Did you install the XFree86 packages and those for whatever window manager/desktop environment you want to use? You really shouldn't even bother with RH9. Just install Fedora or something newer.
 
Old 10-11-2006, 03:04 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Nylex
Did you install the XFree86 packages and those for whatever window manager/desktop environment you want to use? You really shouldn't even bother with RH9. Just install Fedora or something newer.

Before you install Fedora, familiarize yourself with the threads on Grub Error 17.

I personally would recommend Ubuntu 6.06, but thats just me. I liked FC5, but Ubuntu is better, has a lot of great instructions on numerous sites...

IGF
 
Old 10-11-2006, 04:27 PM   #11
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Running RH9

Hello all,
I'm new to this forum and to Linux( somewhat )
I have an RH9 server at running as our company web/email server.
using qmail/vpop and using squirrelmail for the web frontend.
I used a consultant to initially set-up the box
and he took me under his wing and started teaching me the basics.

Like any newb I have issues, however for now this was for introduction.

-CE
 
Old 10-11-2006, 08:38 PM   #12
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I've managed to install RH9 Just one quick question, what's the difference between 32bit and 64bit fedora? Which one should I download?
 
Old 10-11-2006, 09:03 PM   #13
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The 64 bit version runs on AMD64, AMD Opteron, and Intel EM64T systems (including Core 2 duos, but not regular core duo chips). If you don't have one of these 64 bit processors, you want the 32 bit edition.
 
Old 10-13-2006, 03:17 AM   #14
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Hi all,

I've decided to try installation of slackware...I've gotten the slackbook with me on the installation. However have one query here. Is the 1st iso file the bootable disk as well?

Thanks
 
Old 10-13-2006, 03:53 AM   #15
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If I remember correctly the first CD of RH 9 is bootable, so all you have to do is burn the ISO files.
 
  


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