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Old 10-17-2005, 06:37 AM   #1
palmoswince
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Question troubleshooting red hat linux enterprise 4 ES (drive issue?)


hi all,

I'm installing the above for the first time and I'm currently stuck at 1 portion of the installation. I have downloaded the ISO images (4 CDs) and copied the files into C drive. Currently Windows 2003 Server is running on this system (poweredge 2850)

I'm able to boot up from the boot CD that I have created (using bootdisk.img - burned using Nero). I've selected the language and keyboard. Upon selecting the hard disk installation, an error indicating that the system is unable to find any devices for the hard disk installation and requested to manually select driver / use a driver disk. Both options was also unsuccessful.

1. Did I missed out any steps?
2. Am I using the correct boot disk image? Is the boot diskette required?
3. Since I've copied the ISO images into C drive, how would the system know later where is it since linux is having a different naming convention for its drives?
4. Is there any other installation type that I can use considering that I only have the ISO images?

Thanks in advance

-LJT-
 
Old 10-17-2005, 11:48 AM   #2
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Hi,

If you have ISO's then you can burn them on a cd and make installation cd's. Once you have the installation cd's, put them in the drive and reboot. The computer should pick up the iso cd in your cd drive and get you started with installation.

Tux,
 
Old 10-17-2005, 09:31 PM   #3
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3. Since I've copied the ISO images into C drive, how would the system know later where is it since linux is having a different naming convention for its drives?
For some reason RHEL doesn't ship with the ability to read NTFS partitions by default (most other distros do) so if your C drive is an NTFS partition you won't be able to read it. To tell the installer where to get the installation files from type 'linux askmethod' (no quotes) at the boot splash screen when you boot off the CD.

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Old 10-18-2005, 12:58 AM   #4
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Originally posted by tuxrules

If you have ISO's then you can burn them on a cd and make installation cd's. Once you have the installation cd's, put them in the drive and reboot. The computer should pick up the iso cd in your cd drive and get you started with installation.

Yup did that. Got mixed up between the ISO and the actual installation files. Installation was successful. Thanks.
 
  


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