LinuxQuestions.org
Support LQ: Use code LQ3 and save $3 on Domain Registration
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Password
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 10-20-2002, 01:03 AM   #1
jeffy240
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 26

Rep: Reputation: 15
Trying to install Redhat7.3 after advise offered


I have fdisked, partitioned, set active, and l.l. formatted the hd, set boot order to cdrom-fdd-hdd and tried to boot and install redhat 7.3, but get nothing but "insert system disk in drive, press any key to continue". Do I need a Linux format tool to get the cd to recognise? A Linux boot disk? If so, can I get a download so I can install this to my hd? -Jeffy.
 
Old 10-20-2002, 01:09 AM   #2
adam_boz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Distribution: lfs
Posts: 538

Rep: Reputation: 30
are you sure that your cd is bootable?
 
Old 10-20-2002, 01:30 AM   #3
GT I.N.C
Member
 
Registered: May 2002
Location: Australia, Sydney, St.Clair
Distribution: Rh 7.3
Posts: 836

Rep: Reputation: 30
Did you try making a bootable floppy instead of using the c.d?

Garry
 
Old 10-20-2002, 08:20 PM   #4
jeffy240
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I don't know where to get a download for a bootable floppy- do you? The cd I tried was downloaded from valhalla- it should work, shouldn't it?
 
Old 10-20-2002, 08:51 PM   #5
adam_boz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Distribution: lfs
Posts: 538

Rep: Reputation: 30
It should work if you burned it correctly. If not, here's the documentation explaining how to make a boot disk:

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...EPS-MAKE-DISKS
 
Old 10-21-2002, 12:04 AM   #6
jeffy240
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
trying to install Redhat 7.3

I tried to get the boot floppy download from Redhat, but the page was not available. Any other sources for a boot floppy? I also need to mention that the machine I'm trying to install to is a Toshiba 440cdx Satellite Pro laptop, which I've heard can confound attempts at change. Can this be overcome? -Jeffy.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 01:35 AM   #7
adam_boz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Distribution: lfs
Posts: 538

Rep: Reputation: 30
What page isn't available? "boot.img" which you need will be on your cd's. here's what that link said about it:

The images directory on your Red Hat Linux CD-ROM contains the boot images for Red Hat Linux/x86. Once you have selected the proper image (such as boot.img for a CD-ROM-based installation or bootnet.img for a network installation), transfer the image file onto a diskette using one of the following methods.
Using the rawrite Utility

To make a diskette using MS-DOS, use the rawrite utility included on the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM in the dosutils directory. First, label a blank, formatted 3.5-inch diskette appropriately (such as "Boot Disk" or "Updates Disk"). Insert it into the diskette drive. Then, use the following commands (assuming your CD-ROM is drive D:

C:\> d:
D:\> cd \dosutils
D:\dosutils> rawrite
Enter disk image source file name: ..\images\boot.img
Enter target diskette drive: a:
Please insert a formatted diskette into drive A: and
press --ENTER-- : [Enter]
D:\dosutils>

First, rawrite asks you for the filename of a diskette image; enter the directory and name of the image you wish to write (for example, ..\images\boot.img). Then rawrite asks for a diskette drive to write the image to; enter a:. Finally, rawrite asks for confirmation that a formatted diskette is in the drive you have selected. After pressing [Enter] to confirm, rawrite copies the image file onto the diskette. If you need to make another diskette, label that diskette, and run rawrite again, specifying the appropriate image file.

[Note] Note


The rawrite utility only accepts 8.3-type file names, such as filename.img[2]. If you download an update image from http://www.redhat.com named something similar to update-anaconda-03292002.img, you must rename it as updates.img before you run rawrite.
Using the dd Command

To make a diskette under Linux (or any other Linux-like operating system), you must have permission to write to the device representing a 3.5-inch diskette drive (known as /dev/fd0 under Linux).

First, label a blank, formatted diskette appropriately (such as "Boot Disk" or "Updates Disk"). Insert it into the diskette drive (but do not mount[3] the diskette). After mounting the Red Hat Linux CD-ROM, change to the directory containing the desired image file, and use the following command (changing the name of the image file and diskette device as appropriate):

# dd if=boot.img of=/dev/fd0 bs=1440k

To make another diskette, label that diskette, and run dd again, specifying the appropriate image file.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 02:50 AM   #8
adam_boz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Distribution: lfs
Posts: 538

Rep: Reputation: 30
I got this link from a different post on LQ www.linux-laptop.net Check through and see if your laptop has any problems. Really though, The only thing I can think of that will make your cd not boot is that you didn't burn the cd correctly. You download the actual ISO's, so you don't need to make another image from what you download.

good luck

-Adam
 
Old 10-21-2002, 02:56 PM   #9
jeffy240
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Sep 2002
Posts: 26

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks for the instructions, Adam. I will try them tonight when I get back. So far, I haven't been able to get the linux cd to read, though windows cd's read as normal. -Jeffy.
 
Old 10-21-2002, 03:16 PM   #10
adam_boz
Member
 
Registered: Jul 2002
Location: Santa Cruz, CA
Distribution: lfs
Posts: 538

Rep: Reputation: 30
do you mean read as in boot? if that is the case, I really think that you might have burned the linux cd wrong.... it's very easy to do.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
how to install libodbc++ and unixODBC on RedHat7.3 and RedHat9? marmarchi Linux - Software 1 10-24-2004 08:43 AM
Using USB CDRom with Redhat7 Install JacketPotato Red Hat 0 01-25-2004 12:13 PM
why is perl such a pian to install??? Please advise! pollux0 Linux - General 1 12-27-2002 06:20 PM
How to install Oracle on RedHat7.2 adonis Linux - General 1 08-12-2002 06:43 AM
Help with error msg on Redhat7 install samuel Linux - Software 2 01-30-2002 04:19 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:23 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration