Trying to download redhat 6.1 iso file and install

I downloaded the 6.1 iso file onto my pc, I then burned it onto a cd, but I can't install redhat. what is wrong?

First what is an ISO file, is it a compressed file?, do I have to extract all the files out of it?

I have installed redhat before with a disk I bought, this is getting me confused because redhat makes it sound like all you have to do is download the ISO file and put it on a cd, please guide me to a solution!

Matt
unomateoAsked:
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biardCommented:
OK.  I assume you are using Adaptec EZ CD creator.  Open cd creator. Then click cancel on the wizard.  Click file and go to create cd from disk image.  The window that opens says "cif" in the file types box.  drop this down.  It will let you choose iso.  Then navigate to the file.  Then create your disk from the iso image.
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nicademusCommented:
Not to mention you are probably wanting it to be a bootable bisk, you have to tell EZCD that is going to be a bootable Image.
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surfingalongCommented:
biard, he already got it on the CD, he only needs the bootable disk from Red hat try to get one where you downloaded the ISO image, the ISO image is a compressed file, but it needs another program (on the boot disk) to "uncompress" it
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nicademusCommented:
But the last ISO image I got which had Redhat on it was about 640MB in size, which considering the amount of files on it which are uncompressed, that would have to be the uncompressesed size.  The ISO image I got was Uncompressed.  Could they be from different sites?
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biardCommented:
Isn't ISO file format used as a disk image like a CIF file?  If you just use cd creator to burn the iso file to the disk, that is all you will be able to see/use when reading/accessing the cd.  You have to create the cd from disk image (ISO image) rather than just sticking the iso file on the cd.  It is not compressed, but something similar to what tar does in conactenating all files into one in such a way that it is reversible.  As far as booting goes, I agree that you either need to make the cd bootable (only an option on the professional and newer versions of cd creator) or get a boot disk image and use rawrite to make the boot disk.
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unomateoAuthor Commented:
Thank you so much, very easy now that I know what to do and it worked great!

I wish that redhat would update their help pages, they make it sound like all you do is download and stick it on a disk, they don't mention an iso is a disk image

thanks again
Matt
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