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Old 05-29-2010, 06:09 AM   #1
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Burning CDs to install RHEL

Hi All,

I have dowloaded RHEL5.5 using my laptop which has windows xp.

All 5 cds of RHEL 5.5 are in winrar format.

How do i burn them to CDs.

Please help me!

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Old 05-29-2010, 06:12 AM   #2
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What is the file extension? It should be .iso - read the help articles here:

Finally, please do not mark your thread as urgent. This is a volunteer forum and no one thread is more urgent than any other.
Old 05-29-2010, 06:21 AM   #3
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Check the file extensions. They may already be .iso, and WinRAR has simply associated itself with them. If they are actually .rar, then extract them.

Then, get yourself Infrarecorder and use it to burn the images to CDs. You may need to run Infrarecorder as an Administrator to be able to write CDs.
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RHEL5.5 download? Is it? If you have subscription with RH then why not contact them for the support?
And urgent? For gods sake. Not to me.
Old 05-29-2010, 06:54 AM   #5
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5 ISOs in rar format? Suspicious... Sounds like piracy to me.
And if it isn't, you should ask RedHat support. You paid for it, didn't you?

And, don't ever flag another thread as urgent. It's just offensive.
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Welcome to LQ!

So you should now have the point that it is not correct nor polite to post as 'Urgent'.

I do suggest that 'How to Ask Questions the Smart Way' would be one link you should look at to help us to help you in the future.

Plus you could scroll down within this thread and see your not the only one making this same mistake.

Do a search here on LQ for ISO image burning.

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Originally Posted by arpitha View Post
I have dowloaded RHEL5.5 using my laptop which has windows xp.
A newbie question about installing RHEL usually means you've already made an incorrect choice.

1) If you have paid for Red Hat support or you intend to pay for Red Hat support after successfully installing some legitimate trial version, then maybe you are on the right track. But then I'd expect better instructions should have been available with the paid or trial version.

2) If you have a legitimate reason to want an enterprise server distribution of Linux (on a laptop???) and you think you have found a good way to get RHEL for free, then you haven't found that, but it is actually quite easy to get it for free. That's what Centos is: RHEL for free without Red Hat support or trademarks. So forget the RHEL images you downloaded and start over with Centos. Do you have a DVD burner? Installing Centos from one DVD is easier than from several CD's. But remember, do this only if you really want an enterprise server distribution.

3) If you picked RHEL as a Linux distribution just because you've heard of it, bad choice. You don't want an enterprise server distribution. You want a workstation distribution. The popular choice is Ubuntu. A slightly better choice is Mepis.

How do i burn them to CDs.
ImgBurn is a free download and is the best tool for burning CD's on Windows. Here is a link to one of several posts where I discussed that in more detail:

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