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How do you copy RedHat 5.0 onto a cd so it installs properly? I'm only doing this for personal use to install on one machine, but the CD that I have burnt complains that it is not a RedHat cd, so how do I solve this.

Otherwise I have to copy all the files to a partition on my HD and install from that, which I don't really want to do.

I'd expect all I do is put a file somewhere, or give it a specific label. I've got a CD with 4.1 on, but can't seem to find any specific files on it.

Thanks.
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I saw this problem some time ago described by someone else, and the general consensus appeared to be that Redhat had done something funny in their install scripts that didn't allow one to install from CD when the files were all FTPd.  Someone with a 5.0 CD actually did a comparison and didn't find anything.  The workaround was to mount the CD somewhere, and then do an install from mounted filesystem.  If this isn't something you wanted to do...  well, you can always reject my answer :)

Also, FWIW, Redhat 5.0 contains a number of weird bugs that tend to show up more often in an upgrade than a complete install.  If you don't absolutely need something in the latest version, I highly recommend that you stick to 4.1 or 4.2.
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I'm doing a complete install, and using the RedHat installation package so I don't think I can actually mount the CD. Although I installed 4.2, I never really used it, and the theory was that as I had installed 4.2 by copying onto several zip disks and copying to a partition on my HD, it would be handier to have it on the CD incase something went wrong and I needed to re-install it, besides I could remove the copy from my zip disks. :-)

I'll just have to install it by copying it all to a partition, and then removing after the install. I'd hope that if I need to get anything else at a later stage, I can just mount the CD and get it from that.

Thanks anyway.
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