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Old 04-14-2004, 04:16 AM   #1
acmilan
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RH9 Installation problem - bizzare


Hey guys,
I'm running RH8 right now, and wanted to go to RH9.
What is the easiest way to upgrade ?

I have downloaded the iso images for discs 1, 2 and 3.
I've used the md5sum to check and they were all good.
Then I popped the CD #1 in and tried installing RH9.
I've got nothing but blue screen. Horrible sight.

Then I've tried to boot from the disk ( a boot-disk) with the same effect.
When I press RETURN, the screen moves a bit and changes to black with white lines on it.

Why isn't the CD booting or the disk ?
Then, when I put my boot-disk for RH8 and boot, it works well, boots the system.

Am I doing something wrong ?
What do you suggest I do ?
Thanks in advance
Pete

PS. Also, when I run the CD#1 of the RH9, under RH8, it asks me to install packages from RH9, but does not allow upgrade or installation.
 
Old 04-14-2004, 04:56 AM   #2
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Hi acmilan,

I guess you have burned the .iso files itself to the CD and are trying to install Red Hat 9 from them, which wont work. Instead, you need to burn the contents of the .iso file to the CDs.

If you have dual boot with windows, then you can use Nero Burning ROM to burn the iso images to CD. The site http://linuxiso.org has got a decent tutorial on burning ISO images. Check out the left frame for the links. One more thing, always remember to search the LQ archive for similar posts as there have been many threads with an issue like yours in the past.

Regards,

amit
 
Old 04-14-2004, 06:47 AM   #3
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use Magic Iso its a very good program
 
Old 04-14-2004, 05:16 PM   #4
acmilan
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Amit, Thanks for the reply, but I have followed the NEro burning instructions. Do you think that the RH8 is in teh way, sort of speak ?
I will try to butn another CD,maybe it did not burn properly.

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Hi acmilan,

I guess you have burned the .iso files itself to the CD and are trying to install Red Hat 9 from them, which wont work. Instead, you need to burn the contents of the .iso file to the CDs.

If you have dual boot with windows, then you can use Nero Burning ROM to burn the iso images to CD. The site http://linuxiso.org has got a decent tutorial on burning ISO images. Check out the left frame for the links. One more thing, always remember to search the LQ archive for similar posts as there have been many threads with an issue like yours in the past.

Regards,

amit
 
  


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