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I've burned Redhat 9, and i get to the point where it tries to start installing from the CD, but it comes up with a message telling me there is no CD in the drive or it can't find it. Has this happened to anyone else? What do I do about it?
733 MHz processor
60 GB hard drive
256 megs of ram
Did you burn one big ISO file or did you burn multiple file's to the cd's? You need to burn the ISO file to the cd as the ISO makes it bootable. A bootable disk is burnt a bit differently than a standard data disk.
I would recommend reading your burning software documentation to see if your able to burn ISO's if you don't have software to burn ISO's download ISO recorder it's small and it's free and it works really well.
I'm sorry. I meant the "raw" isos, as in not "decompressed" or anything.
When I first tried to install, I Dl'd the fedora core isos from fedora.redhat.com and made the mistake of using WinISO to "extract" the files from them. I then burned these to the CD, and fedora installation was actually looking for the isos.
I'm starting to get that this wasn't your situation, so my apologies for the misinformation.
However, if you continue to have problems, I can say (as a total newbie) that Fedora Core 1 has been quite good to me so far. Of course, Linuxquestions.org has been a lifesaver time and time again...
Are you sure that the burning program is capable of burning ISO's?
ISO's are a bit weird when it comes to burning, they need to be burned in a specific way to function properly. If you have the full version of Nero, use it, it works like a charm. If not there are plenty others that work _great_
Oh, and as a newbie I must say, RedHat is glorious. (Especially after my Windoze died for no reason whatseover)
Does it seems as though it is properly detecting your CDrom? if you try to inititate installation with NO disk in, does it give you a different error message?
If you already have a partition onto which you can copy the isos, say at the very top level for convienience, you can install from local hard drive. you just have to type /dev/hda1/folder_with_isos/ at the path prompt. Of course, change the hda1 to whatever applies to your hard drive, mine is the master on ide0, so it becomes hda1