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Old 04-01-2002, 02:25 PM   #1
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Arrow I want to install linux from hard disk


Hi,
i want to install linux on my new laptop sony r505te which has cdrom on docking station RH7.2 is not leting me to install from cdrom i have dumped my cd in to hard disk but when installing i gave path /dev/hda5 were my cdrom backup is there but is giving error no linux installatio files found.can anyone help me how to install rh7.2 using harddisk

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Old 04-01-2002, 02:37 PM   #2
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Haven't done it myself with redhat but i know you can, almost all do. You'll wanna find an hd.img file, which will be the install image obviously for hard disks. If you can't find the like on the cd's, the redhat site must have installation instructions on a harddrive install.
 
Old 04-01-2002, 05:28 PM   #3
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what was the problem installing from CD?
 
Old 04-01-2002, 07:14 PM   #4
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hi,
i think its booting from cd but after booting it not finding cdrom i think linux has not yet a driver for friewire cdrom.

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Old 04-01-2002, 08:10 PM   #5
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The newest kernels do support firewire but it's probably not supported with the installer. If you can find that hard disk install image, you'll be able to build the firewire or IEEE support into the kernel.
 
Old 04-02-2002, 03:22 PM   #6
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Hi,
Thanks for you reply i am wondering were can i download hard drive image.what are the files required for hard rive installation i have copied my cd data into hard drive but its not working.

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Srinu
 
Old 04-02-2002, 05:29 PM   #7
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To install from a hard drive you first need to create a boot floppy using the "boot.img" file from /cdrom/images on the first redhat cd. There are instructions in the readme file and on the net at www.redhat.com
 
Old 04-02-2002, 11:00 PM   #8
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hi,
i could boot up from cd but after boot up linux installation can't find my cdrom and its giving me option to instal by
NFS
FTP
HTTP
Hard Drive
i am trying to install from hard i have win2k on my system na di created an FAT partion and had a copy of cd on it when installing i am poting it to my FAT formated hard disk but it is giving error no images found.

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srinu:smash:
 
  


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