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Old 05-08-2009, 07:00 AM   #1
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rhel5 dvd iso image is not bootable


I wonder if someone can shade alight on this problem,I have active subscription for rhel4 ES and trying to do a fresh install of rhel5,I was able to download rhel5.3 DVD image from redhat site,burnt it to a DVD but is not booting,i have so far tried on 2 different DVDs but both have failed. I have even downloaded and burnt 1 CD ISO image burnt it still failed.BIOS level is set to cd device frist so no problem there,it works!

Any help much appreciated
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Depending on how you "burnt" it, some software just copies the iso as is to the disk which is not correct.
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Yes, depending on your dvd burning application, you may have to explicitly select "Burn as Image" or something similar.
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Also, recommend that you check the image you downloaded for correct MD5 or SHA hash. This will verify that the downloaded image is not corrupt.
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yes first makesure your downloaded image is not corrupted and powerISO is the simple tool to burn iso images to DVD
Old 05-10-2009, 11:36 PM   #6
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Dear all,

Yes,it was the case of image being corrupted and as was suggested I explicitly select "Burn as Image" was be able to boot from the DVD.

Thank you for all your responses,appreciated.


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