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Old 06-10-2003, 09:55 PM   #1
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Can't Install RedHat 9

Hey everyone,

Ok....I am starting to get frustarted! I am trying to install Linux for the first time ever, and can't seem to figure out what I am doing wrong. I have downloaded and burned to CD's, the 3 disk images for RedHat's version 9.0. I have created a boot disk, that gets me into the initial setup screens (where I select language, keyboard, etc..). Then when I select to install it from theCD ROM, it tells me it can't find the RedHat CD.

I currently run Windows XP, and have created a partition with Partition Magic. Everything looks fine with the partition, as far as I can tell. When I start the system I have it setup so that I can select wether or not to boot to Linux, or XP. If I choose Linux, it stalls out on a screen that says "now loading linux" (or something like that). I have been unsuccessful at getting help from RedHats installation manual.

I appreciate any help you can give me. If you need any more details, please feel free to ask. Thanks

Old 06-10-2003, 10:08 PM   #2
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Did you check the cds to see if you burned them correctly??
Old 06-10-2003, 10:18 PM   #3
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When you look at the CD in windows, do you see a bunch of files and directories? If you see only a single file named something.iso, you burned the CD incorrectly.

You need to burn the .iso file as a CD Image. To do this in Nero, use File -> CD Image (from memory, they may have changed the wording). It will then give you a file picker for the cd image file, choose the ISO.
Old 06-10-2003, 11:05 PM   #4
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Yeah Qzukk and bling bling are probably right. May I suggest going to for instructions on how to burn iso images.
Old 06-11-2003, 07:17 AM   #5
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Thanks a million everyone. I definitely wasn't burning the images correctly. I guess thats why I have the big "newbie" next to my name!

Old 06-11-2003, 07:46 AM   #6
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Yes but now you have a lovely set of coasters to use at your next lan party!


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