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Old 04-17-2004, 12:52 PM   #1
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Red face Installing Red Hat 9.0 On a Laptop


I partitioned my hard drive for installing Linux(One partition runs Windows ). Downloaded Red Hat Linux from their ftp site, burned them to CD. I put the CD into the CD/DVD ROM drive. Boot up the laptop, I just see a blank screen. I don't see anything. What am I doing wrong?
Is it something to do with .iso. Right now I just want to install Linux. Any help will be appreciated.

My Configuration:
1.5 Intel Centrino
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60 GB Hard Drive
15.4 WXGA (1280x800 )
NVIDIA GeForce FX Go5200 Graphics controller
 
Old 04-17-2004, 12:56 PM   #2
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Have you checked md5 sums before burning ISOs?
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:03 PM   #3
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make cd-rom your first boot device.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:10 PM   #4
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What are md5? Can you tell more about it. I tried to boot from CD ROM nothing happens
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:16 PM   #5
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you did burn the ISO images, not simply put the .iso files on the CD roght? Sounds silly, but just checking!
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:23 PM   #6
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Yes I burned them on to CDs
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:24 PM   #7
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You said you downloaded ISOs from Redhat's FTP site, right?

In the same directory there must be another file called "MD5SUM"
with special checksums.

You can use that to verify that your ISO files downloaded correctly.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:27 PM   #8
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And by the way are you sure your system boots from CD-ROM?

Try some other bootable CD (like Windows or something).

Just to make sure your BIOS settings are right
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:36 PM   #9
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How do I check the MD5SUM on the CD rom, I can't see the contents of the CD or the downloaded version of Linux, I am able to boot the Windows, Thats how I am posting stuff on this forum
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:41 PM   #10
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http://www.shen.myby.co.uk/threel/tech/tools/md5.htm

There's a Windows version of md5 program.

Run it from the command prompt:

md5 your_iso_file
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:43 PM   #11
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And compare the results with what you see in MD5SUM file.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:44 PM   #12
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OK let me go to the beginning. There are 7 files on the ftp site of redhat.
MD5Sum, shrike-SRPMS-disc1.iso, shrike-SRPMS-disc2.iso,shrike-SRPMS-disc3.iso, shrike-i386-disc1.iso, shrike-i386-disc2.iso, shrike-i386-disc3.iso.

I downloaded the shrike-i386-dis1.iso, shrike-i386-disc2.iso and shrike-i386-disc3.iso.

Do I have to download everything and burn them into CDs.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:46 PM   #13
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No. You don't need those ...SRPM... files.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:49 PM   #14
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What you need is 3 ISO files:

shrike-i386-disc1.iso
shrike-i386-disc2.iso
shrike-i386-disc3.iso

And MD5Sum file to verify them.
 
Old 04-17-2004, 01:52 PM   #15
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OK the md5 program from the website doesn't give me any results. It says
disk can't be opened
 
  


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