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Old 03-03-2008, 06:34 AM   #1
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Talking Installing Redh Hat linux without bootable disks

hi guys i am having a windows xp. now i want to install Redhat on my pc too(Dual boot). But the prob is i am havin non bootable CDs ... is it possiple to install linux with them????? or do i have to have vootable disks.. i also can't use floppy(Constraint)...

Old 03-03-2008, 08:14 AM   #2
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Hello and welcome to Linux Questions.

In order to install Linux you will need to burn the iso image you download onto the cd. I do not understand what you mean when you say a non bootable cd, all are non bootable untill you use your burning software to create the boot disk. So the steps are

1. Partition hard drive. (Search LQ for how to's)
2. Download Linux distro of choice ISO image.
3. Burn image onto CD rom.
4. Insert cdrom into computer and make sure to set boot priority to CD rom first in BIOS.
5. Install.

Thats the short of it, hope that helps.
Old 03-03-2008, 06:53 PM   #3
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If you are talking about Red Hat and not Red Hat Enterprise, Red Hat ended support for the normal Red Hat Linux series a few years ago, if you want a RH like distro, go with CentOS or Fedora
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I have the cd's already but cd rom is not picking them up when i start the pc.... i have changed the BIOS settings to boot from the cd rom... but still not booting. my friend said that the cd's are not bootable...
kindly guide what's the problem? n CD rom is working fine when i try accessing cd in windows is loaded.
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AceofSpades19 asked a question. What version of Red Hat are you using?
Old 03-04-2008, 12:41 AM   #6
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The version that i am using is Red hat 9
Old 03-04-2008, 06:12 AM   #7
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As AceofSpades19 pointed out, don't use that.
Use RHEL (if you want to pay for support), Centos if you want RHEL free, or RH Fedora if you want bleeding edge.


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