Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 09-24-2003, 10:15 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
Installation trouble

Have RH9. Have the 3 ISO images on the root of my C: on XP
Used partition magic to make space at the beginning of the drive for Linux.
Downloaded Rawrite and Bootdisk.img made my Installation Boot disk. Now I can boot to the install screen choose Language then choose hard drive as source for image. At this point no matter what I choose It can not find the image.

Any Suggestions. I have copied the images over again deleted the old ones, and I have also made a new Installation boot disk with XP. The last time I installed was on 98SE
Old 09-24-2003, 10:21 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2003
Location: Malaysia
Distribution: Slackware, LFS, CentOS
Posts: 1,307

Rep: Reputation: 46
Easiest way: Burn the ISOs onto CDs. The first CD will be bootable, and you can use it to setup your Red Hat system.

Not-so-easy way: Mount the ISOs as loopback and use this to install... Troublesome to say the least
Old 09-24-2003, 11:02 AM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Posts: 13

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Still no luck. I have made the installation boot disk. At the point where it asks where the images are located I choose /dev/hda1
I am getting a message saying that the images can not be found.
I can not boot to the CD either. Is there something else I am overlooking??
Old 09-24-2003, 02:38 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Sep 2003
Location: Amsterdam
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
i'm a noob as well but could it be that your BIOS settings aren't configured in order to boot from a CD?

Many pcs have different versions of BIOS but u can start it on most sytems by pressing on of the F<number> keys at system startup e.g. when you see the logo of your motherboard vendor. On my system it's F8. In BIOS edit the startup medium from Hard Disk to Atapi CD-ROM. Without these settings your pc (atleast mine) can't boot from a CD.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Installation Trouble nexusl Linux - Newbie 5 07-15-2005 06:07 PM
installation trouble stealthgate Linux - Software 2 04-10-2005 10:46 AM
Trouble with installation of RH8.0 Faegan Linux - Software 4 07-12-2003 02:51 PM
installation trouble UGT001 Linux - General 2 03-09-2003 09:45 AM
Trouble during installation Vikrant Yadav Linux - Software 1 11-25-2001 09:16 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:03 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration