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Old 03-07-2004, 11:00 AM   #1
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Redhat 9 Linux Installation!


Hi I have a problem. I recently got the 3 ISO's for the installation cds. and I burned the contents of the image on to 3cds. but when I'm prompted to insert it it says "CD NOT FOUND". CAN somebody help me please.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:02 AM   #2
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Did you burn them as images?
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:34 AM   #3
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no I did not burn them as images. LIKE I SAID I USED NERO TO BURN THE CONTENTS OF THE IMAGES. I'm not a fool
 
Old 03-07-2004, 11:48 AM   #4
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Did you check the MD5s for the ISOs before you burned the discs? Sounds like a corrupted disc to me.

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Old 03-07-2004, 12:05 PM   #5
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don't know what an MD5 is but I reburned the images on different discs but it still don't work
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:23 PM   #6
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MD5 is a utility which does a computation on a file. If the output is in any way different to the MD5 sums listed on the website where you downloaded the ISOs, then you have a corrupt file.

Download the program from this page:
http://winmd5sum.solidblue.biz/

And check that the MD5s are the same as these:
400c7fb292c73b793fb722532abd09ad disc1
6b8ba42f56b397d536826c78c9679c0a disc2
af38ac4316ba20df2dec5f990913396d disc3

Also, can you boot from the first CD?

Dave
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:32 PM   #7
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no I cannot boot from the first CD I had to use a bootdisk
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:34 PM   #8
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Hmmm. Try telling BIOS boot from CD-ROM first and try booting from the first CD.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 12:57 PM   #9
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Try two things first for checking:

1) Mount the iso files with this command: "mount -o loop rhdisk1.iso /mnt/iso" --modifying the file and mount location to your own needs.

2) Mount the cdrom: "mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom"

Are the files all there? I suspect they are, but this just checks that the CD itself is OK.

What I believe is that you need to burn the image, not the contents of the image. If you do a "man mkisofs" you will find that there are various options to make a bootable cd-iso image. By burning the contents of the iso, you have lost the boot information os the image. Again, md5sums. Copy the iso from the cd you wrote to disk: "dd if=/dev/cdrom of=rh.iso.copy". Then compare the output of "md5sum rh.iso" with "md5sum rc.iso.copy". I suspect they will be different.

Do not ask me how you burn an iso this in "Nero". My recommendation is to use cdrecord: "cdrecord -v dev=2,0,0 -dao driveropts=burnfree -data RH.iso" -- again substituting the proper dev name and filename. Then your CD's might work.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 01:14 PM   #10
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Burning with cdrecord could be problematic if he's not yet got Linux installed.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 02:55 PM   #11
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I guess I just presumed he was using the [url=http://www.emedialive.com/Articles/ReadArticle.aspx?CategoryID=28&ArticleID=7400]Linux Version of Nero{/url]. I guess there is always cygwin, though I would imagine there is a way to burn the iso as an iso and not as a file in any cd writing software.
 
Old 03-07-2004, 04:10 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by GIPEDRO89
no I did not burn them as images. LIKE I SAID I USED NERO TO BURN THE CONTENTS OF THE IMAGES. I'm not a fool

in order to boot open nero and do this:


file>burn image
and then select the file.

you should be fine then.
 
Old 03-08-2004, 06:23 AM   #13
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OK....I went to another friends house and copied the Linux images he has onto these other cd's and nothing's working........PLEASE HELP!
 
Old 03-08-2004, 03:15 PM   #14
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how are you putting them on the cds?

follwo my previous advice and make sure your BIOS boot order is set to boot from the cdrom first
 
Old 03-22-2004, 07:56 AM   #15
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Hi GIPEDRO89

To make the CDs boot directly as soon as you boot your computer (assuming that the boot sequence is set as CDROM hdd ... ) , follow these steps :

{assumption -> you have the ISO images}

1. Open NERO
2. Select the option to burn a bootable disc
3. Burn !

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