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Old 03-05-2004, 02:00 PM   #1
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Question Newbie needs help!

I'm brand new to Linux and trying to learn the ropes. Please forgive my total lack of knowledge, but ya gotta start somewhere. Presently, I have a horribly outdated Redhat 7.2 running, and I just downloaded the three Redhat 9 .iso files and burned them to CDs from a WinXP machine. I noticed that unlike previous Redhat versions, this one does not automatically install from CD on reboot. So what do I do? How do I access the .iso files and upgrade my Redhat Linux? Please remember I'm extremely new, so talk in the STUPIDEST terms possible.
Old 03-05-2004, 02:01 PM   #2
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but redhat 9 does boot from the cd....are you sure you burned them correctly?
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If all you have on the discs is one ISO file then you didn't burn the CD correctly. You can not "drag and drop" the file with XP.

Do you have Nero or Roxis EZ CD creator?
Old 03-05-2004, 02:11 PM   #4
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Hello there AngelicKnight!!!

Welcome to Well, the iso you've downloaded for Redhat 9.0 has to boot. If it does not, maybe:

1 - check your bios to see if it's enabled to boot from the CD.
2 - you may have downloaded a broken iso. Perhaps you've to download again.
3 - you've burned it wrong. You've to mount an iso before burning the file to the CD. I'm writing a mini-how-to to burn an ISO image correctly with Windows and Nero, hope it helps:


1 - Open Nero
2 - Don't be ashamed to ask help to the Wizard . When Wizard mode appears, do: compile new CD >> other cd formats >> create a cd from image file >> finish.
3 - A window will pop-up asking you to locate your .iso image. Find it and double click on it.
4 - it's your call now... speed to burn, test or burn at once...

That would be a bootable CD (Redhat first disc/image).
Old 03-05-2004, 02:19 PM   #5
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Well Megaman X has given all the necessary steps...However just make sure that you select "All Files" from the listbox below ( in the Burn Image Wizard ) in Nero Express.....




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