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Old 05-20-2007, 07:13 AM   #1
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system can't read iso images when i try to download redhat from hard disk

I made iso images from redhat cds "by using nero or winiso programs" and put them on a directory called iso123 on H drive which is correspond to /dev/hda10.
Then i boot the computer and choose the method of installation "from hard drive", and choose the drive /dev/hda10 and i wrote in the directory field "iso123"
A message appears tells me that the directory can't be read and the drive doesn't appear to contain redhat iso images.

what is the problem, and how can i fix it?
Old 05-20-2007, 07:33 AM   #2
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The problem

An iso file is intended to be read off a CD rom. Inside a hard disk it is just one file that nobody understand including the Linux installer.

How to fix it

You expand the file by command
mount -t iso9660 -o ro,loop=/dev/loop0 {cdimgae} /mnt/cdrom
In the above you supply the "mounted" cd image in the red bit above. You will then be able to see the full content inside the iso file in /mnt/cdrom.

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