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Old 07-19-2003, 09:06 AM   #1
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Installing RH9.0 problems

I just recently downloaded Red Hat 9.0 and burned it onto CDs. But the problem is that nothing boots to it. I even edited my PC so it boots from the cdrom but when I do that it says no bootable CD found. Any help?
Old 07-19-2003, 09:20 AM   #2
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Did you get a good download?

How To Check MD5sums On A Linux Iso Image

Did you burn the ISOs as image? ISO files are cd image files, so you must burn them as images, else they will be non-bootable.

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Old 07-20-2003, 12:11 AM   #3
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heh nm tried a different system and they worked..
Old 07-20-2003, 12:17 AM   #4
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try a different cd-rom , i had that problem .

sad to say , but not all cdroms have boot up capabilities
Old 07-20-2003, 07:28 AM   #5
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make sure the iso you downloaded has a correct md5 value... it has to be exactly the same as it is published on the server...

check that the cd was burned correctly... this is done by comparing the md5 value of the original iso image with the md5 value of the cd itself...

if they are not the same, then you have a "coaster"...

here's a good link about this "phenomenon":

here are the md5 values for the red hat 9 distro:
Old 07-22-2003, 09:15 PM   #6
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Along with the other good advice offered in this thread,

You might want to try burning the images to a CD-RW instead of a CD-R.

I know that sounds wierd but I heard that this has worked for some who have had issues burning the ISO's.

Also, try burning at a slower speed, anything under 8x should be fine, I burn ISO's at 4x.

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