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Rehan1 08-19-2004 05:57 PM

"which files to copy to hardisk for Hardisk installation "
 
i have a problem installing linux from Cd-rom.so, i want to install it from hardisk. which files from the 3 cd's should i copy to my hardisk?
and after booting setup from a startup disk how should i specify the directory in which the image files are present?

michaelk 08-19-2004 06:04 PM

What distro are you planning to install? Are the ISO files saved on a NTFS partition?

Rehan1 08-19-2004 06:16 PM

I have copied the disks to /dev/hda5/Linux/Disk 1
/dev/hda5/Linux/Disk 2
/dev/hda5/Linux/Disk 3
I selected /dev/hda5 and wrote Linux/Disk 1 in the directory but I recieved the message
"THE SPECIFIED FOLDER DOES NOT CONTAINS ANY IMAGE FILES"
the file system is FAT32

michaelk 08-19-2004 06:52 PM

All of the ISO images should be in the same directory.
Try using /linux/disk

http://www.redhat.com/docs/manuals/l...nstall-hd.html

Rehan1 08-19-2004 07:08 PM

which folders on the CD's contains Iso images. are the Rmps Iso iamges?what is the extension of iso images ?

michaelk 08-19-2004 07:45 PM

The extension of an ISO image is ISO. These are the files that contain the image of the CD as in fc2-i386-disc1.iso.

You still didn't specify which distribution you are installing.

Rehan1 08-20-2004 06:03 AM

I am installing Linux 9.
There is only one file in all the 3 cd's having .iso extension which is /Linux/Disk 1/images/boot.iso
I even selected the above directory during installation but it also didn't work.

michaelk 08-20-2004 06:40 AM

Which linux 9, Mandrake, slackware, SuSE, Redhat?

Its not a file within any directory its the entire CD image that is downloaded from a website such as linuxiso.org. like:
http://www.linuxiso.org/distro.php?distro=29

Rehan1 08-20-2004 02:28 PM

RedHat Linux

Rehan1 08-21-2004 03:11 PM

can't I use the files copied from the linux 9 cd-rom to my hardisk for hardisk installtion?


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