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Old 01-06-2002, 07:17 PM   #1
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Question Red Hat iso images 7.2


First off, I am new to this CD-R burning and Linux environment. I made downloaded and burned 2 iso cds of Red Hat 7.2. I have the Adaptec Easy Creator 4.0. Yet when I try to open the discs under Windows 98 explorer, i just see only one file (Enigma disc 1 iso file). I would think that I could at least see the directories. I can't boot from my cd-rom (already checked the bIOS options) and i can't create a boot disk since the one i downloaded from Red Hat says that it won't fit on a floppy a: drive disk. Did i incorrectly burn the cds? Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 01-06-2002, 08:42 PM   #2
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yeah.. they didn't burn right. easiest way to burn these files is to pop in a blank disk and then double click your iso file, adaptec should detect that they are iso and burn them correctly.
 
Old 01-06-2002, 11:15 PM   #3
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Red Hat iso image

I've tried to burn the CD 3 different times with the same results. I've also done the md5 check when I downloaded the images from www.linuxiso.org. On the hard drive, I drag the file to be copied, then hit save as "iso" file from the create cd from cd image option. So if I burn the files correctly, then when i explore the cd, it should then have all the directories listed instead of one file with 640mb?
 
Old 01-07-2002, 12:10 AM   #4
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yeah.. that should work for you. i have had no related problems downloading from linuxiso.org and have burned redhat 7.2 with no problems.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 01:16 PM   #5
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Unhappy REd Hat iso image

I have disc 2 to copy correctly (as in i am able to see file folders under windows when i explore the disc as it has a folder for RPMS and Redhat). Yet for disc 1, I still get only one file. I downloaded the disc 1 file on my hard drive. Should I save this file as an .cif file and then burn? I can't remember if that's how i got disc 2 to work. Or is it just more trial and error?

Steps i take to burn disc 1

1. Download iso image from linuxiso.org
2. Open Adaptec easy cd creator 4.0
3. Create data cd
4. Select the downloaded file from the adaptec explorer window.
5. drag the file to the bottom half of the explorer window.
6. hit create cd.

Am i missing a step? Please help.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 01:34 PM   #6
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if I understand this correctly, you're still burning the iso wrong. in Easy CD Creater, you need to use 'CREATE CD FROM CD IMAGE' for both disk 1 and disk 2 iso's.

the iso file is and image of the disk you want to burn. when you 'drag and drop' the iso file in CD Creater, it burns it as and file, which is not what you want.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 01:50 PM   #7
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Unhappy REd Hat iso disc 1

Still no luck. I get the same result...one big file with no directories. I even tried to create a file as an .cif image and then copy that .cif image back on a cd-r disk. No luck. I checked my md5 digits and they're ok. I'm giving up.....any other suggestions?
 
Old 01-07-2002, 02:34 PM   #8
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try another cd-burning package, like CDRWin.
or try downloading the iso again.
 
Old 01-07-2002, 07:11 PM   #9
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Question Red Hat 7.2 boot disk

Now that I have successfully burned the two discs (finally), how do i create a boot disk. On the ms-dos prompt i do the following:

1. d:
2. cd \images
3. \dostuils\rawrite.exe

I get an error message where the file name is filled in already with a bunch of symbols (very strange). Even when I try to copy the boot.img to a disk, it says that the file is too big for the floppy (huh?). Please help
 
Old 01-07-2002, 10:09 PM   #10
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Unhappy boot disk Red Hat error

The message I get from the ms-dos prompt after i type the rawrite.exe command under the dosutils folder is:


"Enter disk image source file name: (then a bunch of symbols and characters fill in the space): No such file or directory...is this a bad file?
 
  


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