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  1. #1

    installing linux from DVD


    Dear fellow:

    Last week i purchase a DVD having many red hat linux versions including 7, 8, 9, all the versions are there in different directories. the problem is that the DVD is not bootable.

    I made a bootable CD by burning the boot iso image of red hat linux 9 from DVD to CD-R. Then, the other problem occur is that:
    as the "now bootable CD" doesn't contain setup files, so the setup do not proceed, when i replaced "now bootable CD" with the DVD, the setup remained unable to access the setup files.
    When i copy the whole red hat linux 9 directory from DVD to hard disc and again do the above process, then setup remain unable to access the setup directory, even i specify the partition in which the directory i copied.

    I will be very greatful to you, if you will help me in this regard.

    thanks.

    "student here"

  2. #2
    Linux Newbie
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    The easiest thing to do would be to add a DVD reader to your computer. They are very cheap these days and pretty easy to install. With software bloat everywhere they are almost mandatory. I have never had much luck with mult-version distributions. If you live in a medium sized town there are probably a computer group or two you could get cds and lots of help.

    Just some ideas, I may be off base here.

    Jeff
    Registered Linux User #391940

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    Linux Newbie
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    PS You can get really cheap cds (99 cents + shipping) for most distributions from Edmunds Enterprises: http://www.edmunds-enterprises.com/

    I'm just a satisfied customer that has received good service from them.

    Jeff
    Registered Linux User #391940

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    forum.guy
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    Yep, I purchased a room full of Linux CDs from Edmunds before finally getting DSL.

  6. #5
    but i already have a DVD reader and all that happen, i mentioned above, is happened by using DVD reader.

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