Bit of a Puzzle
I have 2 PCs with Win XP Pro SP3 and am going to install 1 or more Linux distros and send to Tanzania for a new college starting up. In preparation I did this:
1. downloaded Knoppix and LinuxMint Live CDs and burned the images to DVDs.
2. I also acquired a Linux for Dummies book with a 2 CD copy of RedHat 7.3.
All 3 Linux distros (RH, Knoppix and Mint) will boot on either of the 2 PCs.
Only the RH will boot on the one PC -- the other 2 that I burned from downloads won't boot on that same PC!
Both PCs have DVD ROM drives.
I'm left wondering if there is something different about the DVDs I burned and the CDs (RH) from the Dummies book, with respect to booting!
Could be RAM. Modern distros require much more RAM than older distros, such as Red Hat 7.
And just to add: redhat 7.3 is from 2002.
There is little point in using this today. No updates, no supports. It is hopelessly deprecated.