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Old 04-11-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
Robert_q27
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Question cant get redhat disc to boot


I have just downloaded rh 9. I burned iso1 to cd and I dont mean I just burned the iso. I have done this before and it went just great why not now I dont know. I checked to make sure the system was set to boot from the cdrom. I still couldnt get it to boot so I created a boot disk.

The boot disk worked, well partially when I selected the installation method I chose local cdrom.

But I get the red hat linux cd was not found in your cdrom drive.

I am using nero. If anyone has had a similar problem or has any ideas.



Thanks, Robert
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:08 PM   #2
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Does the CD boot in any other machines?
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:10 PM   #3
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Did you check the mD5sum on the iso? Maybe it's corrupted..
I use the devil (ezcd5) to burn my isos until I figure out how to do it in Linux..
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:28 PM   #4
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I tried the disk on my machine and it booted great! Yay!!!

I also ran the media check and it failed


I am going to redownload the disc one iso and give it another try on the one machine that it couldnt see the disk. Although I dont think it is going to be able to see the disc/cdrom drive. Im guessing that the cdrom drive that I have in there is pretty ancient but im not sure. I am probably going to stick in a newer looking cdrom drive from the spare parts pile.



Thank you very much, Robert
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:35 PM   #5
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The old drive will work with the boot floppy - It just failed to find valid media.

To save disks - before you burn, run an md5sum check:
http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/verifyiso.html
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:55 PM   #6
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I will have to give that a try. I guess ive just been to lazy to mess with that because it only take a few minutes to burn. The disc I have are cdrw so I can write and erase them a few times without worry.


Thanks again, Robert
 
Old 04-11-2003, 06:59 PM   #7
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Personnaly I don't like CDRWs - especially as CDRs are so cheap now - they are much better quality and less prone to errors.
 
  


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