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Old 11-27-2001, 01:58 PM   #1
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Question ISO images


Hi here is a nice newbie question for everyone.I have three iso images of Red Hat 7.2 Enigma two install disks and one docs disk - i copied the images from linux format dvd to hard disk and then to cds expecting to be able to boot off them and install red hat on my laptop.However, all I have is the iso images on the cds and not the files I was expecting.Can anyone enlighten me.I was using gCombust to write the disks by the way.
 
Old 11-27-2001, 02:15 PM   #2
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click the burn tab and choose 'ISO9660 image'...

mind yuo i've not tried that, i'm abuot to use that to burn rh72 aswell...
 
Old 11-29-2001, 03:59 PM   #3
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Curiouser and curiouser...

I've re-checked my cds and they do in fact contain all of the files BUT, my Matshita UDJA710 CD-ROM/CD-RW/DVD drive is not recognising the iso filesystem.
I have checked in my fstab file to see what entry is there for my cd-rom and iso9660 is set as the file system for this device yet it is not seeing the individual files and booting.
If anyone can throw light on this I would appreciate it.
 
Old 11-30-2001, 06:28 AM   #4
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If you're having problems actually booting from what appears to be a bootable CD, then either your BIOS doesn't support this feature (highly unlikely); your BIOS is not set to even look at the CDrom drive to boot (quite easy to miss, that one); your CDrom drive does not support booting (hmm, not sure about this one, I think it's only relevant to older CDrom drives); etc; etc.

If you have real trouble, then why persist? Why not just make a boot-floppy and use that to boot, and then install from the CD? I would have thought that you could probably even boot from a floppy and install over the network from the .ISO images on your HDD.
 
  


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