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lava 03-28-2003 08:58 PM

How do i create a boot floppy to install Redhat from HD?
i want to create a boot floppy, from a img file, to install the 5 cds of redhat. i got the file its call boot, it allows me to do this. how do i burn that img to a floppy? thanks. i try draging it into A: drive but its to large.

cuckoopint 03-28-2003 09:15 PM

A: drive?
I'm then assuming you're still runing windows.
Find a program called rawrite2.exe or rawrite.exe to copy the file to a:

basically, i think the syntax is (IIRC):
rawrite.exe -f boot.bin -d a:

cuckoopint 03-28-2003 09:17 PM

BTW, you will need to boot with the 'boot' floppy, but I believe you'll also need a seperate floppy with 'root' (same method).

lava 03-28-2003 09:26 PM

ok, i made the boot image and i ran floppy, and came to the installation part, where i choose install from hard drive. yep im in windows. but i get to the command where it list hda1 and hda5 i think its call. and i got the 5 iso images in C:\
in windows, how do i locate it? i try to select the first two places where windows is install. hda1 and hda 2 or hda5, and type C:\ in the command windows, but no luck, i then type windows, and after a few seconds it says no ISO........ image in it.

cuckoopint 03-28-2003 09:36 PM

ooh, I'm a little confused. hda1, hda2, etc. are your partitions. Assuming windows is on hda1 (if I understood correctly, right under c:\?), you may try /dev/hda1/linux.iso (or whatever).

I would recommend checking out RH's documentation. For example, I don't know if they support installing from windows, b.c that would mean that the booted kernel would have FAT (or NTFS) support. You could try that above, but i would highly recommend reading some documentation so you don't mess up your windows partition by accident.

lava 03-28-2003 09:47 PM

im installing using the install floppy, i'll try that command out, thanks, if idon't reply right away, that means it works and its taking forever to install 5 cds... yea and the ISO, i put it in C:\ and they support installing from windows, i was reading this all day

lava 03-28-2003 09:51 PM

this is the screen im talking about.

cuckoopint 03-28-2003 10:09 PM


Hard drive installations only work from ext2, ext3, or FAT filesystems.
You have FAT, and not NTFS, right?

Did you try selecting /dev/hda1 and using '/'
this would imply that the iso is at "C:\redhat.iso"

lava 03-28-2003 10:16 PM

ok it works. i try that last link i post, i just made a new folder call /test/new and put the iso images in new folder. and it works! i just need to partition the hard drive with partition magic, because the install program can't.
thanks alot for your time!!

cuckoopint 03-28-2003 10:18 PM

make sure you don't touch your hda1, because then you can kiss your windows goodbye. wish you luck with the installation.

lava 03-29-2003 01:29 AM

heheh, i made a partition on top of mandrake's which meant i couldn't use mandrake. and now i can't delete any partitions, i want to remove, the new redhat and swap file partitions. mabe if i find a way to delete the new ones i made, i can use mandrake, if not, i got no problem installing it again. i want xp, just so i can play videogames. ahhhhhhh redhat i couldn't install. everytime i try to change a partition, a error pops up.

lava 03-29-2003 04:51 AM

all is well, all i had to do is delete all partitions, starting with the first one i made which was mandrake, then redhat. and make new partitions. kept windows. all works!

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