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.