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Old 03-24-2004, 08:05 PM   #1
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Redhat installation can't detect CD


Grrr
I've burned Redhat 9, and i get to the point where it tries to start installing from the CD, but it comes up with a message telling me there is no CD in the drive or it can't find it. Has this happened to anyone else? What do I do about it?

733 MHz processor
60 GB hard drive
256 megs of ram
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:15 PM   #2
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Anyone?
I'm going crazy without my computer!
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:24 PM   #3
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I think I know what happened here, as I did the same thing.

Did you burn the actual ISO to disk, or did you extract the ISO and burn the CONTENTS to the CD?

You need to burn the raw file(s) that you Dl'd rather than the contents.

Good luck!
 
Old 03-25-2004, 04:32 PM   #4
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Ummm. IIRC Redhad DOESNT offer downloadable isos. They only sell the cds pre packaged. It does however, offer Fedora Core, which is downloadable.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 07:52 PM   #5
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I downloaded the iso's from
here

jeffreybluml, did you mean .raw files or the files in the iso file?
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:05 PM   #6
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Did you burn one big ISO file or did you burn multiple file's to the cd's? You need to burn the ISO file to the cd as the ISO makes it bootable. A bootable disk is burnt a bit differently than a standard data disk.

I would recommend reading your burning software documentation to see if your able to burn ISO's if you don't have software to burn ISO's download ISO recorder it's small and it's free and it works really well.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:06 PM   #7
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I'm sorry. I meant the "raw" isos, as in not "decompressed" or anything.

When I first tried to install, I Dl'd the fedora core isos from fedora.redhat.com and made the mistake of using WinISO to "extract" the files from them. I then burned these to the CD, and fedora installation was actually looking for the isos.

I'm starting to get that this wasn't your situation, so my apologies for the misinformation.

However, if you continue to have problems, I can say (as a total newbie) that Fedora Core 1 has been quite good to me so far. Of course, Linuxquestions.org has been a lifesaver time and time again...

Good luck...
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:18 PM   #8
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I think i did the exact samething you did, I used WinISO to extract the files from the ISO, then burned the files onto a CD.

So what you're telling me is NOT to extract anything, just burn one ISO file on each of the CDs?

If redhat gives me anymore trouble, I think I will switch to Fedora or just go back to Windows.
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:49 PM   #9
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yep, that's exactly what you have to do. After that it was flawless for me...

Good luck...
 
Old 03-25-2004, 08:53 PM   #10
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Thanks, you've been very helpful
 
Old 03-26-2004, 02:20 AM   #11
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Download the ISO disk image and you shouldn't have any problems.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:22 PM   #12
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well, after re-burning the 3 CDs with just the ISOs on it, i still get the same message. Any other ideas?
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:27 PM   #13
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Are you sure that the burning program is capable of burning ISO's?

ISO's are a bit weird when it comes to burning, they need to be burned in a specific way to function properly. If you have the full version of Nero, use it, it works like a charm. If not there are plenty others that work _great_

Oh, and as a newbie I must say, RedHat is glorious. (Especially after my Windoze died for no reason whatseover)
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:30 PM   #14
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I have Nero 6 ultra, is there some special feature I have to use? I just choose to make a new data disk, and drag and drop the ISO file onto the CD.
 
Old 03-26-2004, 07:31 PM   #15
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hmmm...


Does it seems as though it is properly detecting your CDrom? if you try to inititate installation with NO disk in, does it give you a different error message?

If you already have a partition onto which you can copy the isos, say at the very top level for convienience, you can install from local hard drive. you just have to type /dev/hda1/folder_with_isos/ at the path prompt. Of course, change the hda1 to whatever applies to your hard drive, mine is the master on ide0, so it becomes hda1

let us know...
 
  


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