Hasn't anyone answered your question? I need to know the answer too.
I'm a RedHat-certified instructor and have permission to obtain RHEL,
but the computer on which I want to install RHEL only has a CD driver,
not a DVD driver; moreover, I only have a CD burner, I do not have a
I knew (or, more precisely, had been told) that Fedora can be installed
using an initial installation image that will fit on a CD, followed by
a network phase where you get everything else remotely. I did not think
that RHEL provided the same option. But I prowled around https://redhat.com
looking for installation images for RHEL 6 that will fit on CD's. I found
as you apparently did, and, under "Older Releases", found the image that
calls itself a "Network Install and Recovery Disc", and copied it to CD,
but have made no further progress; when I boot from CD and select "Install",
I cannot proceed past the point where it asks me where I keep the installation
I actually have a USB device that contains rhel-server-6.0-x86_64-dvd.iso
within a VFAT filesystem (not that I expected to be able to install from
the image of a 64-bit OS, but I was grasping at straws), but when I told
the installation procedure that the image was on a "Disk Device",
selected /dev/sdh1, and typed in "/" as the name of the directory
containing the image, the installation procedure simply told me that there
didn't seem to be an installation image in that directory.
At the moment I am downloading rhel-workstation-6.1-i386-dvd.iso (or, more
precisely, I think I am downloading it; my browser says that I have already
downloaded 2.4 MB of 3.6 GB but I do not see that any file has been created
in the directory to which I am supposed to be downloading it, and I doubt
that my browser has a buffer size of more than 2.4 MB) a procedure that my
browser says will be finished in 36 days. So, perhaps I will be able to
install RHEL 6 in 31 days, if the download is successful, and if my earlier
failure to install from my USB device was due solely to not having the 32-bit
version of the OS. Alas, I need RHEL in less than 36 days.
This has been a long question, but it can be succinctly summarized: How do I
install RHEL 6 on a computer that has a CD reader from which it can boot, but
not a DVD reader? Thank you in advance for your replies.