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yunus.raza 12-20-2006 03:46 AM

Installing RHEL off non-boot DVD using external DVD ROM
 
Hi All,

I want to install RHEL on my desktop using external DVD ROM. The DVD ROM is not bootable and if anyone can tell me one out of the following procedure then i can kick off my installation:

a) How to burn the DVD files on a DVD and make it bootable using Nero 6.

OR

b) I have created a linux boot floppy and after booting from it how do i mount the external dvd drive which is HP dvd300e and then how to run the linux setup from there.

ctdjrtc 12-30-2009 10:26 AM

First thing, are you trying to do an initial install of RHEL from scratch or creating a virtual system?

If it is installing from scratch, ensure your system BIOS supports bootup with an external USB device. An install disk should be picked up by the system before any hard drive devices.

TB0ne 12-30-2009 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by yunus.raza (Post 2551722)
Hi All,

I want to install RHEL on my desktop using external DVD ROM. The DVD ROM is not bootable and if anyone can tell me one out of the following procedure then i can kick off my installation:

a) How to burn the DVD files on a DVD and make it bootable using Nero 6.

OR

b) I have created a linux boot floppy and after booting from it how do i mount the external dvd drive which is HP dvd300e and then how to run the linux setup from there.

You don't say what you downloaded, and what you're burning to DVD. If you downloaded the .ISO image, look somewhere in Nero, for an option to burn an ISO image. That will burn the DVD correctly, and it will be bootable.

The (B) option in your scenario won't work, since you didn't burn the ISO image correctly to start with. The needed files/filestructure isn't there.


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