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varunk123456 03-28-2004 12:47 PM

Installation Disk How?
 
I HAVE JUST BURNED ALL THE THREE ISO'S NOW I DON'T KNOW HOW TO INITIATE THE INSTALLATION

I READ SOME DOCS AND GOT THIS THAT I AM REQUIRED TO MAKE AN BOOT DISK

M HAVING A BLANK FLOPPY , SO NOW HOW CAN I MAKE A BOOTABLE DISK FROM IT AND START THE INSTALLATION

PLZ M A NEWBIE IN ALL THIS STUFF SO TRY TO GIVE A DETAILED REPLY
PLZ HELP


M CURRENTLY HAVING WINDOWS XP
256MB RAM
SAMSUNG CD-ROM



THANK U

Longinus 03-28-2004 12:53 PM

ok cool

place the first iso in your cdrom drive

go to your bios - go to the boot options - make your computer boot from your SAMSUNG CD-ROM

save and exit your bios and that should start the installation


< are you frusturated or do you use caps all the time? :)

zombyLINUX 03-28-2004 03:14 PM

If you burn the iso, you do not need a floppy, you just have to boot from the cdrom, and let the kernal initialize then select manual installation, and select ftp and go from there...depending on the distro you are installing...

An ftp install will take quite some time depending on your connection type, and you might have to let it run overnight...

varunk123456 03-28-2004 03:42 PM

i've got the bootable disk now and it's working fine but now.

i have copied all the iso's to my second hard disk which m using as a slave
and have extraxted them since they were zipped all three of them have a rpms folder.

now when i start the installation it asks for the drive where the actual iso's or the red hat installation images are located and shows the following three options

hda1 and
hda 5 and
hdb 5


now whichever option i click on it says "that the folder or directory does not contain the required files "


there's another option that it says in case u've u'r files in some device other than shown here then press F2 to load their drivers

i tried this too but it asks for some driver disk which i don't have

m stuck again so i would really appreaciate if someone could plz help me in this

J.W. 03-28-2004 04:38 PM

I assume you might be using Redhat 9, which has 3 ISO's. Assuming that you've burned them to CD, then as long as your CD-ROM is set to boot first in your BIOS, then all you need to do is put the first disk into the CD and then reboot. There is no need to copy files from the CD to your hard drive, etc. Just boot off the CD, and follow the instructions. You will be prompted as to when you need to put in Disk 2 and disk 3.

The Redhat install is pretty easy, and it sounds like you are pretty close. I think you're making harder than it needs to be by doing that copy to HD. Just stick with the CD's and I think you'll be OK -- J.W.


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