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Old 08-16-2003, 11:00 PM   #1
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Unhappy Install Problems


I currently have RedHat 5.2 installed, and I am trying to upgrade to 8.... I have an RedHat 8 CD, but I am not sure how to start the install. My computer will not boot off of the Redhat 8 cd. I can get boot off a floppy and get to the LILO prompt, but I am not sure what to do next....
Can anyone help me?
 
Old 08-17-2003, 12:40 AM   #2
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can you configure your BIOS to boot from CD? usually you have to hold down DEL or something when you restart your system. otherwise you need a floppy with cdrom support i think.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 08:09 AM   #3
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You can't just use a standard boot floppy you will need to make one from the images on the cd.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:14 AM   #4
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Unhappy Install Problems - STILL

I have the boot floppy that was created when I installed 5.2.
My computer will not boot directly from the 8.0 CD. I want to attempt an upgrade, I don't want to format over the 5.2.
The error message that I get when I boot from the 8.0 CD is:

ISOLINUX 1.75 2002-06-14 ISOLINUX: Loading spec packet failed, trying to wing it
ISOLINUX: failed to locate CD-Rom device boot failed

I have tried to boot from the 5.2 floppy, which works. I can get to the "LILO boot:" prompt, but still I am not sure what to do to kick start the 8.0 installation.....
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:17 AM   #5
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create a floppy from an image that is on the cd - do NOT use your 5.2 floppy.

I also don't reccomend upgrading I would do a freash install to save problems latter but that is up to you.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:32 AM   #6
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new installation

I agree with david_ross. Install and not upgrade. But you can preserve some dirs as /home, /mnt, etc
 
Old 08-17-2003, 10:38 AM   #7
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yes like nightjar said - there should be no need to erase your /home partition asssuming it is on a partition of its own (make a back though )
 
Old 08-17-2003, 11:52 AM   #8
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Unhappy Install Problems- 1nce Again

how can I create a boot disk from this cd....
There are only two folders on the cd:
isolinux
and
redhat
there is not a dosutil folder...

Any suggestions...
 
Old 08-17-2003, 12:00 PM   #9
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On cd1 there is a dir called "images" the image files are in that folder.
 
Old 08-17-2003, 01:05 PM   #10
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There is no directory called images....

here is a list of what is on the cd

.discinfo
EULA
GPL
README
README-Accessibility
README.bak
README.de
README.es
README.fr
README.it
README.ja
README.ko
README.zh_CN
README.zh_TW
RELEASE-NOTES
RELEASE-NOTES-de.html
RELEASE-NOTES-es.html
RELEASE-NOTES-fr.html
RELEASE-NOTES-it.html
RELEASE-NOTES-ja.html
RELEASE-NOTES-ko.html
RELEASE-NOTES-zh_CN.html
RELEASE-NOTES-zh_TW.html
RELEASE-NOTES.html
RPM-GPG-KEY
RedHat
TRANS.TBL
autorun
isolinux
 
Old 08-18-2003, 01:37 PM   #11
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mmm - I've never seen the folder not on the cd. Well - you can download the images here:
ftp://ftp.mirror.ac.uk/sites/ftp.red...os/i386/images
 
  


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