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Old 01-14-2004, 07:13 PM   #1
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Red Hat 9 CD not Booting...


Hi,

Im a little bit of a Linux newbie, so I think I've come to the right place. Anyways, right now I'm running Windows XP Pro and want to dual boot Red Hat 9. I was told with Red Hat 9, you don't need to make a boot disk/CD, but just boot from CD-ROM and have Red Hat 9 CD in the drive while its booting.

I've done this, and it just boots straight to Windows.

Am I doing something wrong? Can anyone confirm or deny this information about the Red Hat 9 Install CD?

Thanks a bunch
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:17 PM   #2
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Yeah that should work.. have you checked that the cd-rom drive is the first boot device?
(you change that in your bios)

Hope this helps! good luck!
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:18 PM   #3
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Yea, CD-ROM is the first bootable Device...still boots straight to windows
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:20 PM   #4
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Hmm okey sorry then i don't know what's wrong.. can u boot from other cd's like the winxp?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:25 PM   #5
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I just popped in my WinXP CD and was able to boot from CD-ROM...

Anything else i should try before downloading and burning again?
 
Old 01-14-2004, 07:31 PM   #6
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Hmm not what i can think of.. i just downloaded the iso files and burned them with nero and it worked fine for me..
so i have no idea what you can try and do before burning the iso's again..
sorry i couldn't help

but good luck anyway..
 
Old 01-14-2004, 08:13 PM   #7
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I remember having this problem, it was really wierd then I burnt the "boot.iso" image to a disc, and used that. Later I found the redhat disc booted, odd.........
 
Old 01-14-2004, 09:46 PM   #8
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Look at the CD's do you have a single ISO file or are there files an directories? If all you have is an ISO file then you need to reburn.

http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

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Old 01-14-2004, 09:48 PM   #9
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No, i know how to burn a CD, there are files and directories etc.
 
Old 01-15-2004, 03:38 AM   #10
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Your iso could be corrupted - did you check the MD5 checksum after you downloaded?
 
Old 01-15-2004, 05:54 AM   #11
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If the md5 checksum is ok, you might want to try creating a boot diskette and then selecting cd install. Information on how to make a boot disk is here:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...EPS-MAKE-DISKS
 
  


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