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Old 09-17-2003, 11:34 PM   #1
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Kansas
Distribution: Mandrake 9.2
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Question Redhat 9 Install Trouble

I downloaded Redhat 9's 3 iso's and verified that they are not corrupt. I burned them to cd and booted my freshly formatted (fat32) blank Dell Inspiron 4000 notebook using cd 1. It booted right into the install screen, and I chose graphical (I have since tried text with the same results). It asked where my copy was and I told it on cd and it came back with "cd not found". This is most interesting since its the cd im running the install program from..... I decided to try an alternate method so I copied all 3 raw iso's to the drive (tried several different directories for fun including the root c:, but received the same type of error, "no redhat iso's found". What am I doing wrong? Is there some special way the drive has to be set up before an install? How do I make the bootable floppy from a non-linux box? Would it help me if I could? I know damn near everything there is to know about PC's but know squat about Linux. Whats the trick, or is it just a bug in Redhat's install program??
Old 09-17-2003, 11:43 PM   #2
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Well, that's about the weirdest error I've ever heard. First, I suggest checking out tuxmobile, or Linux on Laptops (sorry, it's late, and I can't 'member urls, use google) amd see if anyone has tried linux on u're laptop. 2nd I suggest u try mandrake, see if it errors te same way. If so, you'll have to get special drivers for u're cdrom.... which I know nothing about. Hope that helps.

Oh, and don't do the redhat media check.... it's pointless....

Oh, and one more thing. Watch the screen when it loads the install.. does anything error out?
Old 09-17-2003, 11:50 PM   #3
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No installation errors that I can see, but some of that does fly by pretty fast. I am trying to download Mandrake 9.1 now, and I will do some web searching to see if anyone else has a similar laptop.


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