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Old 02-27-2004, 05:19 PM   #1
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missing dosutil


total newbie , when I try to create a boot disk for redhat9,
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E:\ cd \dosutils

I get the error message "invalid directory ***" generic error message.

note that the E is my second hard drive, and didnot burn CDs.

thanks in advance, anyhelp would be greatly apriciated.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 05:25 PM   #2
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Can you see the directory in Windows Explorer?

I seem to remember that there is a Windows version of the raw write utility on the RH9 disk 1. I guess that is the other point: you are looking at Installation Disk 1 of 3 aren't you?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 05:34 PM   #3
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Actualy I am not looking at a specific ISO image. they are in E:\ , and no main directory.
I am just typing the command at E:\ (cd \dosutils), without brackets

I tried to open them with notepad and now they see like docs in explorer

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Old 02-27-2004, 06:16 PM   #4
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So, let me get this straight: E: is your CD rom drive right?
Which CD is in there?

Understand, there are three Installation CDs, one (I think)Documentation CD and three (again I think) Source CDs.

You gotta have the right one in there: Installation Disk 1 of 3

Hope this helps.
 
Old 02-27-2004, 06:27 PM   #5
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first I thank you so much for trying to help me.
actualy it was my mishap. I have not downloaded dosutils. So I did now, and about to make the disk.
my question is
do I have to make three diskets for
shrike 1
shrike 2
shrike 3
(file names are altered)

and E is my hard drive (a partition of the second hard drive- it is partiotioned in to E and F)
 
Old 02-27-2004, 07:09 PM   #6
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ok, here is the new situation.
I have created sums with the help of MD5. and wrote a image of shrike1.iso to flopy

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without creating sums I cant create the image , getting error message "disk write faliure" "image was not successfully written"


am I missing something or.......what?
 
Old 02-27-2004, 08:51 PM   #7
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How big are those iso files?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 04:08 AM   #8
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iso 1 =653Mb
iso 2 =661Mb
iso 3 =496Mb
 
Old 02-28-2004, 05:40 AM   #9
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created cheksum for the 3 iso. and when I verify cheksums, (found a windows MD5) get the error message

"there was one error while processing do you wish to list errors"

for each created cheksums.

when I click ok it says, "cheksum didnot match"

pls help.

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Old 02-28-2004, 11:14 AM   #10
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So, you should be able to burn the other two iso's to CD-R and download a new copy of the one that failed. You should be okay then.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 11:21 AM   #11
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all the three copies were failed.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:03 PM   #12
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What program are you using to burn the images to CD?
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:05 PM   #13
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I saved them on a hard drive.
 
Old 02-28-2004, 12:12 PM   #14
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Okay, each of these iso's is too large to go on a floppy. So, right now you have each of these iso saved on your hard disk, in order to use them you have to burn them each to a CD. The only other option is to mount each iso as a disk from the hard disk. I know how to do that on Linux, but not on Windows. If you have the contents of the iso's saved to a directory on your hard drive, you may be able to use that to install Linux from.
 
Old 02-29-2004, 08:08 AM   #15
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I did not burn CDs, I installed using hard drive. all the problems are solved. Thank you Don, for helping me out.
As I suspected it was a faulty memory stick.
Now things are smooth..

See you later with more questions
 
  


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