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Old 08-19-2004, 05:57 PM   #1
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"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?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:04 PM   #2
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What distro are you planning to install? Are the ISO files saved on a NTFS partition?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:16 PM   #3
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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
 
Old 08-19-2004, 06:52 PM   #4
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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
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:08 PM   #5
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which folders on the CD's contains Iso images. are the Rmps Iso iamges?what is the extension of iso images ?
 
Old 08-19-2004, 07:45 PM   #6
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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.
 
Old 08-20-2004, 06:03 AM   #7
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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.
 
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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
 
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RedHat Linux
 
Old 08-21-2004, 03:11 PM   #10
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can't I use the files copied from the linux 9 cd-rom to my hardisk for hardisk installtion?
 
  


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