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Old 06-04-2002, 10:56 AM   #1
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Angry Installing with Win2000

I am trying to install Red Hat Linux 7.1 as a dual boot on my PC. I am currently running Windows 2000. I have a second hard drive formatted as FAT32 through Windows 2000 in order to install Linux onto. When I try to boot up off the CD, it says "Boot Failed" Anyone have any experience with this before? Please advise. Thanks.
Old 06-04-2002, 11:14 AM   #2
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Did you burn this Redhat yourself ? If so, did you burn it correctly, as per say, there isn't one large file on the cd is there ??
Also make sure your boot sequence is set to boot to cdrom first of course.
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Like trickykid said, make sure you burned the CD properly. If you Downloaded and ISO file you will need to burn it as a CD image. If you are using Easy CD creator to burn the CD you can just double click on the ISO file and it will open up in the correct "mode" to burn the CD image. Also, it really doesn't matter what kind of partition is on the 2nd hard drive since Linux is going to reformat it when you go to install anyway.
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I did not burn the CD myself - it came with a book that I bought from the store. It therefore is a clean CD that I have used to install RH Linux 7.1 on another computer that is setup to be a dual boot system with Windows 98. I think that the probelem must have something to do with a conflict with windows 2000 professional or maybe my hardware. I am running a pentium III processor with a 20 GB harddrive and the second harddrive (which I want to install Linux on) is a 2 GB. When I try to boot up with the Linux CD, it recognized that the CD is a bootable CD and it recognizes the boot sectors, but like I said before - it then says "Boot Failed." Not sure where to go from here. Maybe I need to get RH Linux 7.2 or whatever is most recent. Somone I have talked with said that they were able to do it with 7.2 and 7.3 but they didn't specify how! Thanks for your help thus far - please let me know what you think.



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