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Old 07-26-2002, 06:49 PM   #1
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R.H. 7.3 download boot

I downloaded R.H. 7.3 to my W2000 machine because it has a CD writer. I wrote the 3 files to CDs using Adaptec EasyCD creator 4 in iso format, but the machine that I want to install this on says it can't boot from the CD. This machine booted SuSE just fine from CD. The instructions seemed pretty simple. What did I miss?

The one strange thing that I have noticed is that EasyCD Creator capitalized the filename as it wrote it; i.e. it wrote VALHALLA... instead of valhalla..., and the CD burner software refuses to do it any other way. Once I picked iso format, I had the choice of 2 different 8 character or a 30 character filename format, so I took the 40 character format, since the R.H. files had long names.

Thanks in advance for any advice.
Old 07-26-2002, 07:20 PM   #2
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I too had a similar experiance. I still don't know what I did. But the cds, I believe can still be used. Just mount them and dump boot.img from images directory to a floppy. Now just put the cd in the drive and boot from the floppy. After boot up I found that it recognized the cd and started installing as if everything was normal. Hope same thing will works for you.
Old 07-26-2002, 07:58 PM   #3
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Many thanks. That worked.
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Nero is way better: File> burn iso.
Old 07-26-2002, 10:53 PM   #5
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Nero is a better program, but why pay for a burning program when something came with your burner for free? Besides, after the RH install I would switch to something that I can use on Linux to burn my CD's anyway. Like Eroaster. Or the one I have been trying out lately with great success: Arson.


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