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Old 03-06-2008, 04:44 PM   #1
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Angry Installing Linux x86_64 from a ISO.image file on DVD-R


Help!! I am trying to install Linux from a DVD; I copied all five iso. images to one DVD-R. Now, I'm trying to boot from the cdrom, but I can't. Please, how can I install Linux x86_64 from all five iso.image on one DVD?????
 
Old 03-06-2008, 05:01 PM   #2
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Help!! I am trying to install Linux from a DVD; I copied all five iso. images to one DVD-R. Now, I'm trying to boot from the cdrom, but I can't. Please, how can I install Linux x86_64 from all five iso.image on one DVD?????
It's not that simple. .iso image(s) should be copied on a CD or a DVD as files, the disk will not be bootable. To make a bootable CD or DVD, you must burn the .iso as a disk image. Also, some distros give specific instructions for creating a single DVD image from multiple CDs. Which distro are you trying to install?
 
Old 03-06-2008, 05:59 PM   #3
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I was actually using the distro on Oracle's website. They have recently upgrade the site, and they have one iso.image on a DVD and I have five iso.image on one DVD. I think the computer does not know which image to boot from. So, I'm going to download each image on separate CDs as follow:

Installation

To install Enterprise Linux from the ISOS, follow the steps outlined below:

1. Download the compressed binary CD images

Download Enterprise Linux 5.1 discs 1-5 from Oracle eDelivery. You do not need to download discs 6-9 to install Enterprise Linux, these CDs only contain the source code.

2. Uncompress the CD images

The downloaded files are compressed with the zip format. Use any unzip tool to uncompress the file, or download a utility from eDelivery http://updates.oracle.com/unzips/unzips.html.

3. Write the CD images to CDs

Use your favorite cd burning software to write these images directly to CD. Do not write the image files to the CD. To test if you have burned the images correctly, insert a burned cd and ensure that multiple files and directories are visible.

4. Insert the first cd, and boot

Lastly, insert the first disk into your system, boot from CD, and follow the on-screen instructions to deploy Enterprise Linux!

To install Enterprise Linux 5.1 from the DVD media, follow the steps outlined below:

1. Insert the first cd, and boot

Insert the DVD into your system, boot from DVD, and follow the on-screen instructions to deploy Enterprise Linux!

Note: Iif you intend to use the graphical environment either select the full install from the installation menu or ensure that kdelibs is one of your additional selected packages.

Please visit http://linux.oracle.com for more information.
 
  


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