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Old 06-12-2003, 07:21 PM   #1
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burning red hat iso's with nero + xp


hi,
i have downloaded the 3 red hat iso's from redhat.com and i have checked them with md5sum and they r all ok. I have searched the net but have been unable to find any comprehensive document on how i burn these iso's in nero so that i can use them as boot cd's. (im using nero 5, win xp)

Can anyone pleae point me in the right direction ? Also they are WinRAR archives - does this mean i have to change them before i burn the iso image ? Normally i would spend more time reseraching but i lose my internet conection tomorrow and linnux is my learning challenge for the summer, if i can only sort this stage out then im on my way !!

Thanks in anticipation
 
Old 06-12-2003, 07:28 PM   #2
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Here ya go.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 12:56 AM   #3
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Hey,

It appears the steps to make the CD bootable have already been handled. I had no problems booting right off the CD after burning the ISO files with Nero.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 04:34 AM   #4
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ok thanks very much.

i have just one more small problem, the second disc has a iso.tgz extension. If i try to decompress it withwinrar i get a diagnostic error 'cannot create'.

Any ideas on how to handle burning this disc please ?

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Old 06-13-2003, 06:20 AM   #5
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I think you may have gotton the wrong disc.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 06:52 AM   #6
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i have got the shrike-i386-disc2.iso but it is the only one for the 3 that has an .tgz extension. i burnt the other 2 discs with nero staright off since they did not need decompressing.

I have tried to open this disc2 with 7zip, power archiver, winzip and winRAR. All report failings except power archiver which just gives me a blank directory called shrike etc . iso. I am downloading the disc again in case it has been corrupt but since the checksum values were the same i cant see this is the case. But i am unable to burn it as an iso while it still has the tgz extension.

If i have the wrong discs could you please elaborate, i am desperate to sort this out as i am about to move house and as soon as i have it sorted i can go !!


Thanks
 
Old 06-13-2003, 06:57 AM   #7
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what I mean is that it shouldn't be tarred and gzipped. ISO's are already compact disc images and I don't think there is a tar equiv in M$. You should d/l the disc again and make sure the file ext is just iso.

If you find that you cannot get this done before you go I will happily mail you free of charge a complete set for RH9. Email me thru this site with an address. If you are leary about giving your address to a stranger (who could blame you) send me the address of your work.
 
Old 06-13-2003, 07:04 AM   #8
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that is what i thought. When i see the links the disc 2 says only shrike-i386-disc2.iso but when viewed as a download the complete name has the tgz extension. if i remove the extension i can burn it but why it is there to strat ith i don't understand. Thanks very much for yor genourous offer, maybe i will take u up on it but i really want to get to the bottom of this now (u know what it is like). Ill email the peeps @ redhat and see what they have to say

Thanks a lot
 
Old 06-13-2003, 07:14 AM   #9
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go to www.linuxiso.org I have never had any probs with their iso's
 
Old 06-14-2003, 08:42 PM   #10
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ok - thanks to everyone (espially bignate -cheers dude). I just deleted the .tgz extension and burned the disc and it seems to work fine. I guess its an extension that was added on by windows xp but im surprised none else has had the same issue.
 
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Good I hope you enjoy!
 
  


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