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Old 02-04-2008, 09:11 AM   #1
pvn_80
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Problem burning linux OS iso images to CD's


Hi,

I downloaded Linux OS from this site. The image files are
shrike-i386-disc1
shrike-i386-disc2
shrike-i386-disc3

When I install linux on a virtual machine using a virtual CD-ROM everything works fine however when I extracted these image file and burnt them on the CD's and tried to boot the system using the first CD ie shrike-i386-disc1 the system refuses to boot.I have tried all the poosible ways but still I'm not able to burn these ISO image so that the system boots using the CD's.[I'm using nero software to burn CD's].

Am I making some error while extracting the ISO images and burning them to the CD's

Please suggest.

Thanks
Praveen
 
Old 02-04-2008, 09:33 AM   #2
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Out af all the iso's available in LQ, why on Earth did you choose those?

"shrike" is the code name for Redhat Linux 9. This is a seriously legacy OS, support was discontinued April 30, 2004. It is worse than useless as a full install (it is full of security holes) but can be useful as a a virtual machine running as a simple server.

If you like RH9 and you want to install a full linux OS an a result, then you should consider fedora 8 (effectively RH17) or CentOS (effectively RHEL).

That said... when you cannot boot from a CD, we need to know, in what way the boot fails. Do you got an error? Does it hang at a black screen? Do you get a boot: prompt? Perhaps the computer just blithely boots the default OS?

We also need to know what hardware this is. A VM does not have direct access to the HW, so HW that works with the VM may not work with the actual distro in direct control. RH9 is unlikely to work at all on modern HW.
 
Old 02-04-2008, 10:35 AM   #3
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Thanks for the prompt reply. I had used linux long time back and was not at all in touch with the latest developments in linux.
so will fedora8 be a better option.

Thanks
Praveen
 
Old 02-04-2008, 10:55 AM   #4
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To answer your question, extracting the files first before burning will not create a bootable CD. Doing this basically removes the bootloader code. You must select "burn from image".
 
Old 02-04-2008, 08:30 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by pvn_80
Am I making some error while extracting the ISO images and burning them to the CD's
Quote:
Originally Posted by michaelk
extracting the files first before burning will not create a bootable CD. Doing this basically removes the bootloader code. You must select "burn from image".
Useful point - it is not actually clear from the original post if the system files were extracted from the ISO and burned to the disk, or the iso was burned, or if the disk was created from the ISO.

The original post does say:
Quote:
Originally Posted by pvn_80
I'm not able to burn these ISO image
... and so on, which lends to the idea that filename.iso was dragged to nero, and the burn button clicked. AFAIK: nero is set to create disks from the image when a .iso, .raw, .bin etc extension is used. Of course, this may have changed.

Quote:
Originally Posted by pvn_80
I had used linux long time back and was not at all in touch with the latest developments in linux. so will fedora8 be a better option.
Ahhh... you chose the distro becouse you've used it before. f8 is definitely an improvement.

When you install, use custom partitioning and create a home partition (as well as boot and root)- this allows you to use clean installs without losing your data. The default scheme uses LVM, which will probably confuse you since you are not up to date.
 
  


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