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Old 02-01-2004, 05:58 PM   #1
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Wasted time downloading Red Hat 9


I downloaded the three ISO images of the Red Hat 9 distro. (Maybe I didn't need all of them)

After burning them to CD's I proceeded to install it. It booted fine. I pressed enter. It loaded the installer. I selected the keyboard type. I selected Local CD as the media.

'No red hat(blah blah) that matches the boot media' ??

I tried all the options: linux mediacheck. Nothing. linux text. Nothing. It all loads to the installer that doesn't work.

I couldn't install from hard disk because it's ntfs.

Needless to say I proceeded to download the Mandrake 9.2 ISO and burned them to CD. It installed without any problems.

If this is Red Hat's way of making you buy it then they can think again.

I have 1Mb broadband so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

So why didn't it work?

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Old 02-01-2004, 06:08 PM   #2
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you could have simply got a bad / corrupted copy ...
its not unheard of ..
 
Old 02-01-2004, 06:11 PM   #3
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Did you check the MD5 sums for the CDs? There are utilities for windows which allow you to do this.

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Old 02-05-2004, 11:27 AM   #4
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Doesnt red hat have an option to test the media before you install it?
 
Old 02-10-2004, 03:16 AM   #5
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I had this problem with any version of red-hat I downloaded as well. (Fedora does work)

Mediacheck goes fine, and the MD5Sums were correct.
Just a quirk I've seen with the anaconda installer redhat uses, can't seem to find its own media in the cd drive...

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Old 02-10-2004, 04:49 AM   #6
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In fact i did have a similer problem, it turned out my cd drive was busted
 
Old 02-10-2004, 11:56 AM   #7
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Re: Wasted time downloading Red Hat 9

Quote:
Originally posted by extrasolar
I downloaded the three ISO images of the Red Hat 9 distro. (Maybe I didn't need all of them)

After burning them to CD's I proceeded to install it. It booted fine. I pressed enter. It loaded the installer. I selected the keyboard type. I selected Local CD as the media.

'No red hat(blah blah) that matches the boot media' ??

I tried all the options: linux mediacheck. Nothing. linux text. Nothing. It all loads to the installer that doesn't work.

I couldn't install from hard disk because it's ntfs.

Needless to say I proceeded to download the Mandrake 9.2 ISO and burned them to CD. It installed without any problems.

If this is Red Hat's way of making you buy it then they can think again.

I have 1Mb broadband so it wasn't as bad as it could have been.

So why didn't it work?
Here is my tale...

I have a laptop where I have already installed RH 7 using CDs. It works and installed KDE.

I don't have RH version 9, but want to install it. I don't have the CDs, but I downloaded the ISO images.

I have a working ethernet connection and I have cleared enough room for 650MG on the laptop (for the first ISO, which is really enough to install what I want). I can download the first CD iso to the laptop, but how can I install it? When I try, I think apparently I need to have the tree directory structure. Do I need to somehow unpack the ISO image to the hard drive to do this?

Or, would it be better to ftp the whole thing from an ftp site. I have tried this, and when I fill in a correct site name and location of the files, I get this familar message:
'No red hat(blah blah) that matches the boot media'

The third option is I have another machine where I have all 3 iso images. Can I unpack the tree to this machine and install from here via ftp?

Anyone?

I have received "advise" form other posters ranging from "buy the CDs off the internet", to "borrow a friend's CD burner to make the CDs". This is really not the advise I am looking for. I am trying to install using other methods that are supposed to be supported.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 12:36 PM   #8
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Hi

It's possible to mount an iso image on a loopback device, so you can get at the contents as if it's a normal disk.

mount /path/to/iso /path/to/mount/directory -t iso9660 -o loop

You can then run whatever you like from the disk.

Dave
 
  


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