What to do to install Linux from Sourse 'HARDDISK'
Linux - NewbieThis 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!
Welcome to LinuxQuestions.org, a friendly and active Linux Community.
You are currently viewing LQ as a guest. By joining our community you will have the ability to post topics, receive our newsletter, use the advanced search, subscribe to threads and access many other special features. Registration is quick, simple and absolutely free. Join our community today!
Note that registered members see fewer ads, and ContentLink is completely disabled once you log in.
If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us. If you need to reset your password, click here.
Having a problem logging in? Please visit this page to clear all LQ-related cookies.
Introduction to Linux - A Hands on Guide
This guide was created as an overview of the Linux Operating System, geared toward new users as an exploration tour and getting started guide, with exercises at the end of each chapter.
For more advanced trainees it can be a desktop reference, and a collection of the base knowledge needed to proceed with system and network administration. This book contains many real life examples derived from the author's experience as a Linux system and network administrator, trainer and consultant. They hope these examples will help you to get a better understanding of the Linux system and that you feel encouraged to try out things on your own.
Click Here to receive this Complete Guide absolutely free.
I often install redhat linux from harddisk without floppy disk and cdrom.
1.You can put the three *.iso files (shrike-i386-disc1.iso, and others) in hda1 (c:\), extract the directory dosutils and all the files within to c:\.
2.Boot up the machine from DOS, enter c;\dosutils, and run autoboot.bat,
then you can enter the main linx installation.
enjoy, and good luck.
Then you can preconfigure the install and everything. Just like an answer file for windows. It will do a network install, so you don't even have to do anything but the kick start file on a floppy, and the first install cd from redhat. Read it. I didn't and spent the last few years doing things the hard way.
Yes, I did the same i placed all the 3 iso of three installation cd's of redhat and when i opted for hard drive installtion the installer could not reconize the iso images
exactly i did the same, but i could not succeed,
here i have one auestion .
i made the vennila iso images of the 3 redhat installation cds on to my hda1
i made those iso from a utility mkisofs, in linux powered pc.
because i dont have a CDROM Drive and no network is availabel i have the only option harddrive installtion even i dont have net connected to my pc to download iso
what i am confused is may be i made a mistake with making iso's,
how to make redhat installtion iso's from linux mkisofs
About the installation without floppy and cdfom, After we enter the main linux installation, the installation will ask where are the installation *.iso files, for example, we put them in c;\, then use up and down arrow key to make hda1 highlight, then use tab key to switch to the mount point entry, and type /, if we put three *.iso files in c:\redhat, we need type /redhat in the mount point entry,
hda1 should be fat file system. we should boot from dos instead of dos in windows. that is all about it.
If your *.iso files have no error, I am sure you can do it, because I often install redhat in this way.
Last edited by Xiangbuilder; 09-15-2003 at 07:52 PM.
=>Actually, there is another option.
Yes there are options but i want to install linux through HARDDISK Sourse (with iso), once istalled perfect i can upgrade or reinstall with the dumped iso, It is more conveninet later !
YES i did the same as it is placing the iso's like
which i created with <b>mkisofs</b> can tried all the possibilities
like placing iso in the a folder and later at first sector of the disk
even though i failed
let me clear does the iso i created vanilla iso's with mkisofs from source cd ...
Please let me know the complete command to crete linux iso from source cd's
Distribution: Slack Puppy Debian DSL--at the moment.
If your download went well, those are the iso files. They are just an image of a cd.
Windows will sometimes bugger up large downloads.
It is always good to check any download--that is why:
a) It is best to use a FTP type of program to do the downloading, so that if windows "burps" you can continue instead of starting over.
b) All of the download sites have a file called MD5 checksums (-or- a similar name with MD5 in it). Get that as well.
It is a text file with some numbers in it.
You download a windows executable (and always read the README) for MD5 check-sum generator.
It is usually from the same site or a linked one.
This generates a number from either the files or the iso itself--that will be covered in the README.txt which comes with it.
Compare the numbers in the file with the numbers you generate.
This tells you whether your file is complete and uncorrupted.
You just have to put them in the directory you create in C:\ an example that people use is "C:\rh_dir".
Something easily remember by you. Because you will need to pass that information to the install program. (Even if you are doing the install from the same directory.)