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Old 08-29-2002, 02:11 AM   #1
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RedHat 7.3 Install - CD-Rom problem


I'm a newbie on my first install, hoping to put Linux on my second partition, which is formatted with ext2 files system. I downloaded the 7.3 images from ftp.redhat.com and burned burned the iso files onto 3 Memorex CD's with my TDK burner. I tried this with CD-R's and CD-RW's of the same brand.
When attempting to boot to CD1, it doesn't detect (set correctly in BIOS), it just boots to Windows. Now if I put in my WinXP CD, it will detect and enter setup, so I know the hardware is working.
When booting to boot.img floppy, the floppy routine starts and loads, but at the point where it looks for the CD, it give me the message:
"The RedHat Linux CD was not found on any of your CD-Rom drives. Please insert the RedHat Linux CD into the CD-Rom and Press OK."
Same thing happens on a couple different machines. When I view the files, the iso is visible. And an error check with CDCheck finds no errors. I can view the files on another computer, and if I burn audio files onto another computer, I can listen to them.
Is this a problem of faulty or incompatible media? So far, the spindle that the CD-R's came from has produced no coasters, and the CD-RW's have worked fine.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 05:23 AM   #2
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This seems to come up every once in a while.A lot of times, just re-downloading the iso images and burning a new set will take care of the problem.Are you using dial-up or broadband ?
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Old 08-29-2002, 05:32 AM   #3
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Broadband. In the mean time, I downloaded another image from a different site, made another image file and wrote to cd again. Same thing happened with the new CD. Tomorrow I'm going to try burning to TDK media to match the burner.
Other ideas are welcome.
 
Old 08-29-2002, 06:16 AM   #4
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Really silly question, but when you say "the iso is visible", you *do* mean that the files within the ISO are visible, don't you?

So when you drop the CD into a machine running Windows, for instance, then you see a bunch of files and directories, including a RedHat directory?
 
Old 08-30-2002, 12:06 AM   #5
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Hey good call! I had made an iso of an iso. Once I made a correct burn, all files and directories showed up, instead of one 652mb iso file. It booted to CD and installed without a hitch. Thanks dwd!
 
Old 08-30-2002, 02:59 AM   #6
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Ah. Heh. Glad to help.

As a Linux tip of no real use in this case, you can still access files on the weird CD you made - after mounting the CD in the normal way, you can then mount the ISO itself:

mount -o loop /mnt/floppy /mnt/cdrom/*.iso

This is, obviously, more useful when you're downloading ISO files but don't want to, or don't need to, burn them onto CD. You only need to if you'll be booting or installing from them.
 
  


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