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Old 02-03-2005, 11:35 PM   #1
aoeshang
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what command to install red hat?


I downloaded red hat enterprise 9 (3 files: shrike-i386-disc1.iso ---disc3.iso)
I burned all the files to three discs use nero. then format my second hard
drive to Linux-ext3 using partitionMagic. I boot up my computer (XP installed now) using the first disc i burned, it goes to dos window dont install the red hat automaticlly, do i need type in some command to start
installation?

Thanks for help!
 
Old 02-03-2005, 11:58 PM   #2
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I don't have much experience with redhat, but Fedora Core 3 just requires "linux".

Ya thats right:

linux

See if that works...
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:09 AM   #3
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I think what you need is only a press of "Enter" key,when that "dos window" shows again,good luck,
acturally ,I'm not very sure about what you mean about "dos window",does that window give you some information such as "type linux rescue to enter rescue mode"? if there is not any of such kind of information,that probably means there is something wrong in your system
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:31 AM   #4
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When you say DOS window, you mean you see a window waiting for input right? You see something like "boot>"? If so, yes..just press <enter> and the installation will guide you through. You did not have to format the hard-drive to ext2 or ext3 as the installer will do that for you.

Installing Red Hat is extremely easy. If you ran into any troubles, please post back and we'll be glad to help.

-twantrd
 
Old 02-04-2005, 12:25 PM   #5
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Is your computer set to boot from CD-ROM? Also where did you get those files, did you check the MD5's to make sure there not corrupt b4 you burned them? RH9 ALWAYS boots into the installer. You did use the burn image option in nero right? Didn't just drag the iso's onto the cd? (not to insult you but people ALWAYS do that). Good luck , post any problems.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 02:16 PM   #6
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Thanks for help. I still can not install it.
My case is:
1. I downloaded the iso files from ftp.redhat.com. Someone in this forum told me only need to download
Sharike_i386_disc1.iso --- disc3.iso.
2. after i downloaded the three files, i burn each one using Nero, and i selected burn data-->bootable data disc
3. my pc first boot device is cd-rom
4. when start my pc with the disc 1 in it, it searched bootable files from cd-rom and go to a window like this:

Caldera DR-DOS7.03
Copyright (c) 1976, 1998 Caldera Inc.

[DR-DOS]A:\>

5. I pressed <enter>, and the same command line happens
6. I cd to E:\ which is my cd-rom drive, and dir it, it tells me like this:
Directory of E:
Shrike_I ISO
7. I pressed <enter> and several other keys, and nothing happend!

Anyone can help me, or I have to buy a box set from red hat.? They told me Linux is free......
 
Old 02-04-2005, 03:51 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by aoeshang
Thanks for help. I still can not install it.
My case is:
1. I downloaded the iso files from ftp.redhat.com. Someone in this forum told me only need to download
Sharike_i386_disc1.iso --- disc3.iso.
2. after i downloaded the three files, i burn each one using Nero, and i selected burn data-->bootable data disc
3. my pc first boot device is cd-rom
4. when start my pc with the disc 1 in it, it searched bootable files from cd-rom and go to a window like this:

Caldera DR-DOS7.03
Copyright (c) 1976, 1998 Caldera Inc.

[DR-DOS]A:\>

5. I pressed <enter>, and the same command line happens
6. I cd to E:\ which is my cd-rom drive, and dir it, it tells me like this:
Directory of E:
Shrike_I ISO
7. I pressed <enter> and several other keys, and nothing happend!

Anyone can help me, or I have to buy a box set from red hat.? They told me Linux is free......
For your number 2: did you burn as a cd image or as data? The former is the correct way to do it. Second, you need to set up your computer to search for bootable devices before going to the hard drive (which i guess you already have). Third... when fedora or redhat load there is no console; you should be automatically taken to a graphical interface after the initial query for cd integrity. What your console looks like to me, is DOS, and you changed directories into your cdrom.. showing Shrike_I ISO. That doesn't look right. You should see a list of directories, not simply one file (which means you burned the iso's as data and not as cd images).

Reburn the iso's (or just try the first one), and make sure you see an option to "burn as image" or similar, then reboot with it in the drive.

Last edited by student04; 02-04-2005 at 03:53 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 05:06 PM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by aoeshang
Anyone can help me, or I have to buy a box set from red hat.? They told me Linux is free......
I think that Fedora Core 3 is free, but redhat is not (someone correct me if i am wrong).
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:15 PM   #9
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Red Hat Enterprise Linux is not free, but Red Hat 9 was free ... it's the last of the freely available Red Hat line designed for hobbyist users. The original poster may find better luck going with Fedora Core 3. Fedora is the continuation of the "hobbyist" Red Hat line.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 08:34 PM   #10
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There is WhiteBox Enterprise Linux, which is redhat (enterprise ws 3 i believe) completely, just with all the logos and trademarks removed.

google it if you're interested
 
Old 02-04-2005, 09:45 PM   #11
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CentOS is the same, but there's more than just logos and trademarks removed.
 
Old 02-04-2005, 10:03 PM   #12
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whitebox linux group actually keeps their OS 100% (or very close to) compatible with redhat enterprise binaries (the rpm's) which means you can use it as if it were redhat enterprise
 
Old 02-04-2005, 11:42 PM   #13
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Wink

First thanks for everyone's help!
Second, while everyone was talking about which one is free, i have my red hat installed, :- )
The reason is just as student4 told me, i didnt burn it as image file, but bootable data disk!
The program that booted my pc and go to the DOS window probably is a boot program
that Nero added in. I never burned image file before using Nero express. its the last
selection and is not obvious.

I'm using the brand new Red Hat now, its pretty good. Again thanks for everyone's help!
 
Old 07-08-2005, 11:12 AM   #14
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Angry Red Hat Linux 9 fails after first install CD

I'm trying to install Red Hat Linux 9 on a Virtual PC (version 7.0.2) running on an iMac G5. I have the original installation disks, genuine Red Hat. All goes well through the end of the first installation CD. Then a dialog box appears, saying "Please insert disc to to continue." I insert installation disc 2, wait for it to be moun ted, and click "OK." Another dialog box appears: "That's not the correct Red Hat Linux CDROM."

Any ideas will be appreciated! Joe H
 
Old 07-08-2005, 10:09 PM   #15
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Did you go through the cd diagnostics before installtion? Or maybe the cd didn't burn correctly on the second disk? Perhaps you could try buring the second disk over again.

Any luck?
 
  


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