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Old 05-05-2003, 04:50 PM   #1
freyjus
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Unhappy uninstalling win2k pro, installing RH 9 help!


Save me from Windows...I have a little server, and it had Win2K pro on it.
I have 3 ISO discs from RH (RH 9).
I have a Win 98 Bootdisk, and am fooling with FDISK.
I would like to put RedHat9 on this machine, but do not know how. I have basic instruction for AFTER the machine accepts the discs (ISOs) but I cant even get it to want to install Linux...

What should I do?
Any instructions?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 04:57 PM   #2
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Forget the DOS disk.
1) Put CD1 in the drive
2) Reboot - make sure your BIOS is set to boot from CD
3) At the "boot:" prompt press return
4) Follow the onscreen instructions and post any error messages (EXACT) and a description of any problems you have.

People are happy to help but we'll need a bit more info.

Last edited by david_ross; 05-05-2003 at 04:58 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:10 PM   #3
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uninstalling win2k pro, installing RH 9

Ok, cool. I have the first ISO in the CD drive, afterswitching the BIOs to boot from CD.
Now, I get the error message"

Boot from CD...failure
"

then the system launches the Win2K pro.

Why does the CD boot fail?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:17 PM   #4
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How did you create the CD's?

Did you just copy the ISO to the CD or create the CD from the ISO?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:25 PM   #5
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Actually, I did both. I used Roxio EZ CD creator to create images on the hard drive, then burned the images to CDs. Then using NERO I burned 3 more CD directly from the downloaded shrike-i386.ios

the Roxio CD's (files) are named
shrike-i386-disc[n].cif.iso

I downloaded using Bit torrent...
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:34 PM   #6
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So your CD's (1, 2 & 3) have lots of files not just one ISO image on them?

Do you mean that you extracted the files from the ISO then burn't the files to CD? If so then the boot record on the CD will have been lost.

Sorry if the above is totally wrong - I'm just trying to see where you are. If I am wrong:
Try puting CD1 in another machine and see if it will boot (you may need to change the BIOS) This will NOT change that computer in any way if you do not go past the "boot:" prompt.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 05:39 PM   #7
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ISO files are image files of CDs, and they must be burnt as such to be bootable.

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image
# Cheap CDs
Discount Linux CDs
Linux Central
Cheapbytes
TuxCDs
ComputerHelperGuy

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-05-2003 at 05:40 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 06:10 PM   #8
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Hmmm. I put both types of the image CDs into another machine running Win2k pro, a dell laptop.
It seemed to ignore both CD (by both I mean disc 1 the .cif and disc 1 the iso).
It went straight to loadingthe darn 2k pro.
I downloaded the isos from

http://bitconjurer.org/BitTorrent/rh9.html

I did not dload the mandrake.
the files (when 'properties' is selected) show up as files type
Easy CD creator Files.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 06:37 PM   #9
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So I downloaded again from bitconjurer, and used Nero to burn the ISO...but I dont know how to verify the MD 5 sums before buring.
I told BIOS boot from CD-ROM, and I get the message

Booting from CD-ROM......Failure


then Win2k starts.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 06:50 PM   #10
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When you used EZ CD Creator did you go to the File menu and choose burn CD from Image, if not you would have just made a copy of the ISO file and this will not boot, when you put the cd in the cd rom and look at the files on the CD you should have a couple of directories 4 or 5 I believe and you should have a couple of files, if not then you just made a copy of the iso files. If you don't see these directories and files then you will have to go back to EZ CD Creator or NERO and choose Burn CD from Image

PS if you use EZ CD Creator you will have to change file type from .cif to .iso when the screen opens up asking which image you want to burn.

Good Luck
 
Old 05-05-2003, 06:57 PM   #11
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Interesting.
I was wondering- someone mentioned earlier bout checkingthe MD5 sums... when I dloaded the RH9, there is in the folder- in addition to the 3 iso files- a file called

MD5SUMS-ftp.md5

What bearing does that file have on our process?
Do I use it for something?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 06:58 PM   #12
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Using Easy CD Creator
1. From the menu, click on File.
2. Select Create CD From Disc Image from the drop down menu.
3. On the CD creation Setup window, click the Advanced Button, then choose Disk at Once. If you use Track at once, you'll get an unusable CD.
4. From the File Selection window, change File Type to ISO Image Files.
5. Double click on the .iso file to be burned.
6. Click on the Burn CD icon on the File Menu.

These instructions are from http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html
 
Old 05-05-2003, 07:05 PM   #13
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That file probably contains the md5sum files for each iso in that ftp directory. Open it in a text editor and read what it says.

If you check the md5sum, it will verify that you have a good download. See my previous link for instructions.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-05-2003 at 07:07 PM.
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:08 PM   #14
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Hmmm.interesting. The thing is There is no "advanced" tab on easy cd creator 5 platinum.
Track at once VS. disc at once, I have seen that for Music CD...but I can't find it here, or the option does not exist.../Any hints?
 
Old 05-05-2003, 08:15 PM   #15
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I don't see your screen, but Bern
was talking about a button, not a
tab ...

Read the whole set of instructions
again?

Cheers,
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