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Old 10-20-2003, 11:31 PM   #1
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Question Need to create an RH8 install boot disk from Windows 98


I am the newest of newbies and am having one hilacious time trying to get RH8 installed on my x86 system. I have partitioned my drive with the second partition in Ext2 file system format with 10 GB of space.

I was instructed to download rawrite.exe from dosutils on a Red Hat FTP server. Once accomplished, it can't do the job of getting the \images\boot.img file referenced to make the install boot disk.

Any ideas on how I can get this installed on my PC?
Old 10-21-2003, 12:02 AM   #2
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Just how do you intend to install linux on your system?

Normally, Red hat comes with 3 CD images which you use. After putting in the first CD, installation is easy.
Old 10-21-2003, 12:12 AM   #3
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Old 10-21-2003, 12:24 AM   #4
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That's what I would have thought, too. Hmm...
Well, I have two CDs for Red Hat Linux 8.0 Publisher's Edition.
So, regardless of the fact that I only have Windows 98 (SE), when I put in disk 1, it should initialize Red Hat? Do I need to set up BIOS to read only from CD-ROM?
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As long as cd is set to boot before the hard drive in the bios, the cd should boot, and start the installation process.


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