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Old 07-23-2006, 03:32 PM   #1
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Start up files for Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike)


What are the cd start up files for Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike). I downloaded Red Hat Linux 9 (Shrike) on three CD's. I created the first one that's suppose to boot from the CD rom drive. It didn't. I created the boot floppy and that worked ok but I'm getting the error "The Red Hat Linux CD was not found in any of your CD-Rom drives. Consequently the system won't load. If I knew the boot file and setup file names I might be able to create a cd that would work. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 
Old 07-23-2006, 03:55 PM   #2
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What application did you use to create the CDs from ISO files. If using Nero or Roxio be sure to select "create CD from ISO image". XP can not natively create a bootable CD. There are free ISO burning tools for XP like isorecorder.

RH9 is no longer being supported by Redhat and it lacks support for newer hardware. Unless you need it for some legacy application I suggest Fedora.

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Old 07-23-2006, 04:31 PM   #3
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Thanks michaelk. I used WinRar to open the iso files. I saved each disk into separate folders then burned each onto a CD without the folder. I used Nero. I'm running 2000 on the machine I used. Thanks for the suggestion about Fedora. I'm new to linux and at this point I only have a clue. Any suggetions where I can download Fedora?
 
Old 07-23-2006, 07:03 PM   #4
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Here is a site. www.linuxiso.org
 
Old 07-23-2006, 11:39 PM   #5
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Thanks a lot.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 09:59 PM   #6
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The link above doesnít seem to work. However, I found Fedora FC-5-x86 64 here: http://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedo...core/5/x86_64/

Iím having the same problem of getting it to boot from CD 1. Any suggestions?

Thanks.
 
Old 07-24-2006, 11:23 PM   #7
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When you burn the CD, you need to burn it as an ISO image not as a file. Nero should have an option called "Burn ISO image" or something similar.

When the CD is burnt, you should see a set of folders on the CD.

Also, check the MD5SUM of the CD - the correct value is on the same site where you downloaded the image from. I think Nero may be able to do this, or you may need to download a utility called md5summer.

I hope this helps
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Thanks a lot IBall. It worked great!
 
  


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