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Old 02-09-2004, 05:43 AM   #1
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Linux does NOT install anything from CD ISO image only form hard drive


I installed Red Hat Linux 9 onto my PC and laptop (downloaded the 3 ISO images from redhat.com) burned the ISO images onto 3 CDs (under Windows XP)

I have never been able to make a boot CD that worked, although made ISO image from ISOLINUX directory (under Red Hat Linux 9, following instructions from redhat.com) and CD boot is supported as Windows XP uses it. Linux would ONLY boot from floppy and I can ONLY install packages from hard drive in non graphical mode.

Linux is working, CD ROM is mounted, all ISO images are on CDs, I can read the content, but again, Linux would not install anything from the CD (Your Red Hat Linux CD 1 / 2 / 3 is needed) click OK, comes back that it couldnít find it!)

Iím kind of new to Linux, have little experience with UNIX but I canít work this one out and somewhat shifting towards a nerves breakdown, PLEASE help!

I must be missing a crucial point, aren't I !?
 
Old 02-09-2004, 09:05 AM   #2
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... did you burn the ISO files as CD images, or do you have data CDs with .iso files sitting on them? Make sure you use the "burn image" option with whichever burning frontend you're using.

Might want to verify the checksums on your CDs, too, to make sure they downloaded correctly.

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Old 02-09-2004, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ahhhh!!!

OK, so there is a difference between the burn CD and burn image commands! I use Nero. I simply downloaded the shrike-i386-disc(1/2/3).iso files and burned them onto CDs. Iíll try this out and let you know how it went!

Thanks so much for the advice!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 03:44 AM   #4
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Rounan thanks for the tip it works just fine. I never realised there was a difference between just burning a disk and burn image options!
 
Old 02-13-2004, 08:27 AM   #5
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Yup, big difference!
Lots of people are fuzzy on the distinction, though. hopefully some of 'em will read this thread.
 
  


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