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Old 10-07-2002, 12:40 PM   #1
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redhat 8.0

I just download redhat 8.0; I download the iso file, so can anyone be so kind howto burn this file . since my laptop only allow me to install operating system that came with bootable cd, how can I burn this file to be bootable.
I am using neroburn under winxp.

sincerely, kafnir
Old 10-07-2002, 01:40 PM   #2
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I'm assuming you have already checked the MD5sum on your .iso images. If not, you should do that first before burning them. If you need help on that, ask me.

In Nero go to file -> burn image and Select the .iso that you want to burn, and let it burn. You may boot from the first disc, as it is already bootable, and when your laptop does not support this type of bootable disc, you must make a boot floppy. To get the boot floppy you need to insert your redhat 8 disc 1 into the cdrom in Windows and go to the /dosutils/rawritewin folder. In this folder you will find a program called rawritewin.exe Run this program and choose the /images/pcmcia.img for a floppy image, since you will be installing redhat on a laptop. If you want to install on a desktop, use the /images/boot.img file as your boot floppy. Once you have created this floppy you can boot from it and begin installing linux. I recommend that you tell linux how much RAM you have in the system instead of letting Linux decide for itself. You do this by typing "linux mem=32M" where 32 is replaced by the actual number of megabytes of RAM you have in your laptop. Type this at the very first prompt you see when you boot from the floppy. If you do not have 32MB of ram or more you can not install redhat 8. Once you get to the actual install process you should check all 3 of your install CDs for errors by using the media check facility. Normally, redhat asks you if you want to check your install media for errors. This takes about 10 minutes per disc so be prepared for a wait, but once it is done, you know that your CDs are perfect.

Hope that helps.

Last edited by Amerist; 10-07-2002 at 01:44 PM.
Old 10-08-2002, 07:55 AM   #3
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check the md5sum

when I check the MD5SUM, this is what I find

d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177 psyche-i386-disk1.iso

2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e psyche-i386-disk2.iso

305d6ff5b5850fa316276710a148b0a3 psyche-i386-disk3.iso

0a77d7a3bc8c4e87508c46a2670242eb psyche-i386-disk4.iso

8dbcf16f0072ee47db49b08921a41ba5 psyche-i386-disk5.iso

can you please tell me what do I need to do with this code before I burn those iso file.

what is the other code mean


sincerely, kafnir
Old 10-08-2002, 11:04 AM   #4
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There's always a bunch of code at the end of a md5sum. It's supposed to be a gpg signature. To confirm the md5sum isn't tampered with, the sig has to be checked. You can import the keys from the ftp server. But this step isn't necessary. Just go to another ftp and get the md5sum file and compare them. They should be the same.
Old 10-25-2002, 07:30 PM   #5
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on that page you can download a little but very useful free tool. It allows you to create virtual cd-roms to load/test the downloaded iso file.

Install the program and mount the iso. The downloaded iso-file is 100% ok if you can access the contents of this virtual cd.
With any cd-burning software you can now make a cd-copy of the iso-file.

This program also allows to run images from your harddisk, without having to burn them on a cd.
Don't forget, this program runs under Mircocrap Windoze but i believe this is a good solution for your problem.



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