Downloaded RHL 6.1 won't install.

I downloaded the free version of Red Hat (file was called 6.1-i386.iso) and burned it onto a CD using a WinNT4.0 machine.  I also downloaded the boot disk and used rawrite to set it up on a floppy.  The floppy boots fine but after I tell it what country and language I want, it tells me  that it can not see a Red Hat Linux CDROM.  I have checked the Red Hat FAQs and tried defining the IDE CDROM before the setup but to no avail.  What am I doing wrong?
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joe_hCommented:
Try to boot off the CD. Also, make sure you are using the correct image file for your boot diskette.
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SchandorAuthor Commented:
there in lies the problem, the machine that I am trying to install this on does not have the capability of booting to the cdrom
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SchandorAuthor Commented:
Also, I've tried all three images that they provide, boot.img, bootnet.img and pcmcia.img, I think the problem is that I can not expand the .iso file.  Or I could simply be completely inept.
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joe_hCommented:
boot.img is the one you should use. Are you able to access the CD in DOS or in Windows?
Another option might be to use the bootnet.img and install over a network.
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SchandorAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately the boot.img was the one I tried first and it still says that I don't have a red hat disk.  Is there any way to exapnd the .iso file so that the real files show up?
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joe_hCommented:
I guess the CD is not burned right. The files are supposed to be visible. The .iso file is used by the CD burning software; it is kind of a "snapshot" of the entire disk. If you see only the .iso file if you try to open the CD in Windows, then it is not burned right. To create it correctly, you have to use the "Write from ISO image" option of your CD burning software.
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jlevieCommented:
There's two possibilities here. You could be trying to use a CD drive that isn't working properly, or that RH doesn't know how to talk to. If the drive is reasonably modern and is otherwise known to work, this becomes unlikey. If you're not sure about the drive, you can at least partly check to see if it's working by attempting an install of windows.

A more likely cause of the failure is that you've got a corrupt download of the ISO image, or that you've improperly transferred it to CD. It's easy to check the CD. Just look at it from either a Unix/Linux system or from a windows system. You should see a volume id of "redhatLinux_i3866.1" and there should be a file structure visble containing files and directories (autorun, boot.cat, COPYING, etc). If all you see is a *.iso file, then you've burned the download file onto the CD instead of burning the contents of the ISO file. If you don't see either, then the download is probably corrupt (not transferred in binary mode, garbled in transmission, etc).
 
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