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Old 04-25-2002, 11:35 PM   #1
LinuxJuanaBe
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Question Instructions for burning Linux 7.2


I have been trying for the last couple of days to sucessfully burn a CD to upgrade my current Linux Server version 7.1 to 7.2. *RedHat*

I downloaded the .iso files, and burned them to CDs. About 40 CDs to be more exact, since I can never load from them.

I thought maybe the download files were corrupt, so I downloaded again from another site.

I am trying to burn the CDs on a Windows 2000 Professional desktop PC. I made a boot diskette, and am trying to load the Linux OS from the CD after the machine boots to the install program.

The boot diskette is working flawlessly, but with every CD that I have put in the Linux Server, I get an error stating that it can't find a Linux RedHat CDROM, and to put one in the machine.

I've tried buring the CD as an ISO9660, and as Joilet. No luck either way. I've even tried adding folders like images, and RedHat and putting the ISO files that I downloaded into them on the CD.

What am I doing wrong? I know it would be easier if I just went out and bought the program, and I might just do that anyway, but I'd really like to know what I am doing wrong.

Thank you in advance for any responses and help!
 
Old 04-26-2002, 01:35 AM   #2
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I found the LinuxISO.org website where it explains how to burn .iso images.

I followed the instructions for Easy CD Creator. I am using version 5 of that product.

The instructions didn't work exactly as written, so I think they were for a previous version of the software.

I was however able to accomplish everything that the instructions said I needed to do. Unfortunately, I still get the same error when trying to load from the CD after the PC boots to the installation process from the boot diskette.

I verified the images with MD5sum and they both passed.

Still looking for more information and help! Thanks in advance.

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Old 04-26-2002, 05:41 AM   #3
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Try using nero, easy CD sucks.
 
Old 04-26-2002, 10:30 AM   #4
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Hello LinuxJuanaBe,

I use the same version of EZ-CD as you and have never had a problem (once I learned how to do it). Let's try this and see if it works.

Open up the program and get past all of that wizard stuff where it asks you what sort of CD you want to create. Get to the main, split screen window. From the pulldown menu, select File>Record CD from CD image. In the next window, find your .iso file (make sure the file type is set to .iso). In the "Record CD Setup" window, click the options button. Make sure that the "Disk at Once" is checked and "Allow Another Recording" is not. Double check your write speed and check the box that says "Buffer underrun prevention." Also make sure that it is set to record and not just test. Click the "Record" button and you're off to the races.

I have used both ISO9660 and Joilet; they both work for me but the last batch I burned I used Joilet.

Hope that helps.

freezinbutt

p.s. Aussie is right....Nero is better.
 
Old 04-26-2002, 09:38 PM   #5
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Thank you both for replying. The settings that you list in your reply are the exact ones that I used without success.

I really don't know why it works for you, and not for me, and I hate being beat by anything... but, I think I will load Nero and try that way. I have an old copy laying around. Hopefully it will work.

Thank you both again for replying. I'll post my success, or failure with Nero.




 
Old 04-26-2002, 09:48 PM   #6
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When you find the iso file that you downloaded, does it have a .iso file extension. I know this must sound kind of dumb, but the first time I downloaded Mandrake it did not have a .iso file extension. No matter what I tried to do, I could not burn the CD. I had to download it again. The second time, it had the .iso extension. The burn went on the first try that time.

Good luck.

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Old 04-26-2002, 10:08 PM   #7
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Get md5sum utility to verify md5sums of your downloads, the windows version is available at
http://www.etree.org/md5com.html
 
Old 04-26-2002, 11:44 PM   #8
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Lightbulb

Well, dummy me... I was burning correctly the whole time... well, except for the first few burns when I didn't have disk at once selected.

I tried to burn from Nero, and had the same problem when trying to load the new OS... so a lightbulb went on, maybe my bios wasn't recognizing the CDROM drive during the install.

I had set the bios to boot from A: then CDROM: and then C: because I was using a boot diskette to start the process.

I changed my boot order to boot from CDROM and bypass A altogether, and it worked fine. Live and learn I guess.

Thank you all for your suggestions. ...and this closes yet another chapter

although, I'm sure I'll be back...
 
Old 04-27-2002, 11:44 AM   #9
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