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Old 08-03-2002, 07:22 AM   #1
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Redhat 7.3 installation problem

Hello, I'm very new to linux, I've been told to start out with redhat. My
problem is this, I have a bootable cdrom drive, so I have placed my redhat
7.3 cd in the drive , everything works fine it starts up the install gui,
after passing through the first few steps for languae and keyboad settings,
i get to the portion of the install where it asks for the install files, but
i doesn't give me an option to install off my cdrom. it gives me the option
to install from a nfs, ftp or http, but no option for my cdrom.

have I missed something, or is it not recognising either of my 2 cdrom
drives (LG 24x cd burner, Toshiba DVD player)

any help would be greatly appreciated

Geof Davies
Old 08-03-2002, 07:25 AM   #2
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I downloaded a few different distributions to see if it was something unique to redhat, I tried mandrake 8.0 which found my cdrom fine, I also tried SuSE 8.0 and found that i am getting the exact same problem as redhat


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Old 08-03-2002, 12:42 PM   #3
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The cd drive is being recognized or else you would not be able to start the install process at all. My guess is your install disk is somehow corrupted. I would try redownloading the first disk image and burning that again. The other two disks might be ok.
Old 08-03-2002, 01:27 PM   #4
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do a md5sum <iso-name> to see if it is the result with that provided by
redhat at it's site (for the same iso)......
Old 11-04-2003, 10:29 PM   #5
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this is a very later reply.
has the same issue when doing the RedHat 7.3 installtion on an Intel
the way to install OS from cdrom is to set the "Advance => Drive Configuration" to "Legacy" from the mainboard bios.
the bios version in my case is bf86510a.86a.0033.p06.


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