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Old 08-30-2003, 12:02 PM   #1
OS_Volcano
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Unhappy Installing Red Hat 9.0 from the hard drive


I am new to Linux, so I have been hitting this bump when i try to do my installation.

I am trying to install redhat 9.0 on a Thinkpad 570 laptop (I have a native floppy drive, no CDROM) from the hard drive, but it always gives the message that the images files are not found.

The image files were downloaded from a redhat mirror site, that was then burned onto a CD using nero, and I used an external backpack CD drive to get the images on to the harddrive, specifically on the FAT32 partition (the hard drive is partitioned to have FAT32 and ext2 format, the partitions are active too). If the filename of the images change, will that affect the installation? since DOS only handles 8.3, shrike-i386-disc1.iso got truncated to shrike_I.iso ?? is there a potential problem there? ('cause of that I have to place the image in 3 different directory so as not to overwrite each other).

I then bootup the machine using a dos disk, went to a CD in the backback (CD drive) where I have the entire red hat tree, went to DOSUTILS, and ran autoboot.bat. After it takes me through the initial steps (language etc) it brings up a screen that asks me to select a harddrive partition. I tried both, but it still says it cant find any image files. (I have placed the iso's under c drive in the dir img1, img2 & img3)

Any help would be deeply appreciated,

PS - My first attempt was to install from the backpack CD drive, but that doesnt seem to get me anywhere


Cheers! & Viva Linux!!
 
Old 08-30-2003, 12:15 PM   #2
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the way i installed from CD-ROM was i extracted the .ISO, but that was RH 8, i purchased Red Hat 9 yesterday, and I had no problems with the installation
 
Old 08-30-2003, 01:02 PM   #3
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I think you need to create a linux book disk from the images - the first disk will have the details you need. you then boot from this and choose to do a hard drive install. I beleive you will also need all 3 of the main .iso images on your hdd.
 
  


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