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Old 03-04-2003, 01:20 AM   #1
tryinglinux
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Question Troubles


Hi every one
It is my first post here and my first experience with linux redhat 8.
I have 8 GB hard drive partitioned as follow
C 3 GB has Windows Xp on FAT 32
D has 2.33 FAT 32 has the unzipped files of redhat 8
E has the rest of the hard drive RAW ( didnt format it yet, planning to install redhat on it).
Am installing from the hard drive
I made the boot disk.
Restarted the computer and got up to the point where I have to enter the path to the ISO image where I get error meassage saying there is no ISO image there.
I tried redhat installation guide but i didnt find it very helpful.
I will appreciate it very much if could some one help me through this installation.
Thank you in advance.
 
Old 03-04-2003, 04:15 AM   #2
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well do you have the iso files? how did you download redhat in the first place? you should normally be downloading a large .iso fril from somewhere like linuxiso.org
 
Old 03-04-2003, 01:40 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for replying to my post.
Here is exactly what it said on redhat web site and I did exactly that and followed the link downloaded three winrared files after the download completed I uncompressed the files saved them to the root of drive D made my disk and restarted.

"You will need to download the ISO images for Intel-compatible machines: psyche-i386-disc1.iso,
psyche-i386-disc2.iso,
and psyche-i386-disc3.iso, in the directory"

Thanks
 
Old 03-05-2003, 09:51 PM   #4
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I have the same problem before :-(

Simply burn all the isos into CDs. There you go. Install it all from CDs. One by one as installation requests.

It was work for me. But I switch to SuSE after that for some reasons.


And have a lot of fun :-)
 
Old 03-05-2003, 10:09 PM   #5
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I tried so many times and I think the problem is the setup program can not locate or find the partition from my research I found out that I have to mount the partition other wise it wont work, the problem now is how I do that in Windows (I think that is not possible). The other problem is I dont have a CD burner to burn them.
Any ideas on how to mount the partition?
Thanks
 
Old 03-05-2003, 11:01 PM   #6
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Create boot disk from images on some diskettes. Use rawwrite.exe for this (workable from windows/DOS prompt). Boot from this diskettes. This will give you minimal linux environment to start with.

Mount your cdrom: e.g. mount /dev/cdrom /cdrom
cd /cdrom and install it from there. I did this with SuSE with great success. But then I intall it from ftp ;-)


Have a lot of fun!
 
Old 05-06-2003, 11:19 AM   #7
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Angry Mounted hard drives

I have downloaded the 3 .iso disks for RH9 - after a LOT of messing around, I finally got to the point where I tricked the installer into thinking CD1 was mounted - all was fine until I was asked insert CD2! Tried my mount trick - but it maybe missed the CD1 in the process - before you all say it - I am at work at 12:20 pm (evening) - no CD writer installed to burn the CDs - must be a way around this - any ideas? - the installer doesn't let me choose the location - can I make a fake cdrom mnt?

Thanks in advance...
 
  


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