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Old 06-26-2003, 07:18 PM   #1
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Okay, I am completely new to installing linux. I had CDs of Redhat 7.3 but while installing it gave cpio error. On the forum I got information that I need to map the memory so I tried:

linux mem=exactmap mem=640K@0 mem=511M@1M (my box has 512 MB of ram)

after several other trials I just decided to download Redhat 9.0. I have a completely new hard drive 10 GB and I downloaded iso files on that hard drive. Now I am trying to install from the hard disk. I changed the bios setting to boot from the hard disk ( the one I downloaded the iso on) but could not install.

Do I need anything else then iso images. In the installation document they mention about making installation CDs they mention that I should copy isolinux directory, wheres that??

Anways it will be a great help if someone explained how do I install from here on. i.e. after copying the three .iso on the hard drive what steps to peform to install linux

Old 06-26-2003, 10:07 PM   #2
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If you have the ISO's, then you can burn them using easycd creator, nero if some app like that.
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Have you looked at RH's website for installation documentation?

Its probably easier to burn the ISOs to CD and install. To install via hard drive you need to create a boot floppy using the image from the /image directory on the 1st CD.
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Thanks tangle and michael. I burned CDs and I succesfully installed RH9. There was one problem though. I installed linux on a second hard disk and then tried rebooting the system from that hard drive. The screen freezes and all I can see is GRUB prompt on the screen and can not enter any command.

To make sure I installed grub on the first sector of boot partition since I wanted dual boot my windows 2000 and linux. Since my floppy drive is not working I did not create a boot disk. Then I restarted linux in rescue mode and it mounted linux partition on /mnt/sysimage. But after reboot it still doesnot boot into linux.



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