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i have all the iso's and a rawritewin folder containing the boot.ini and all that stuff...but when i burned it onto a cd with nero it was not bootable...i am ...
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    Having trouble installing RH9 on my desktop


    i have all the iso's and a rawritewin folder containing the boot.ini and all that stuff...but when i burned it onto a cd with nero it was not bootable...i am new with linux coz i am starting to give up on windows, but a little help will be great..

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    Does your cd-rom support el-torito(booting)? If so is it enabled in the bios? All you need to do is put the disc in.
    You did not just burn the iso file to the cd did you?
    I am on a journey to mastering Linux and I got a bloody long way to go!!!

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    If your BIOS doesn't want to boot from the CD, try making a boot floppy. How to do that depends on the distro, though. So, what distro did you get? Also, as Allblack said, you didn't just write the ISO file to a CD filesystem, did you? If you "browse" (or whatever they call it in Windows these days) your CD, what do you see?

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    RH 9

    you must make from every iso a CD you do not need to put anything else in it

    using Nero you must find the option:
    Make CD from a iso image

    if you burn the iso image in a CD without transforming in useful files you are not going to be able of install RH9

    by the way if your desktop supports RH9 I guess is able to boot from cd.

    The boot.ini file is for boot from diskette not for CD
    and you must use rawrite to make a bootable diskette not a bootable CD.

    (By the way K3B is better burning CDs from iso files)

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