Copy entire RedHat 6.1 into two CD

I would like to make a copy of RedHat 6.1 into two CD. How should
I decide whar part of RedHat 6.1 should be in Cd1 or CD2
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j2Commented:
redhat is only one CD. The second is just source RPMS

ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/current/i386/

is CD1, which is the only one yo uneed to install.

Or just go to

ftp://ftp.sunet.se/pub/Linux/distributions/redhat/current/iso/ and grab the ISO's
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tanc02Author Commented:
I already downloaded the whole redhat 6.1, and could not fit into a single CD.

Would you tell me how to install from HardDrive, and how to make boot floppy
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j2Commented:
Then you have downloaded to much. everything in the first link will fit on a single CD.

as for documentation look at
http://www.redhat.com/support/manuals/RHL-6.1-Manual/install-guide/

everything you need to know.
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tanc02Author Commented:
it doesn't say how to make boot floppy, I would like to install from the hard drive
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GorGor1Commented:
To make a boot disk for Linux, look for the files called "rawrite.exe" and "boot.img".  They will be somewhere in the software that you downloaded. I'm assuming you have windows for the next part:

Copy those two files to an easy directory to remember on your windows machine. Put in a floppy. Go to windows explorer and double click on the file "rawrite.exe".  A DOS window will pop up and prompt you for a disk image source file name.  Enter 'boot.img' (without the quotes).  It will then ask you for the target diskette drive.  Enter 'A' (without the quotes).  Presto!! When you boot off that diskette, you will have the option to install from just about any source imaginable.  Good luck!

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GorGor1Commented:
P.S.

If you are able to write a CD, copy these directories and files to the CD...they will give you the equivalent of "disc 1" for RHL6.0.

directories:
\doc
\dosutils
\images
\misc
\RedHat
and possibly \rr_moved

files (these are the files in the highest directory, not in any of the above directories):
..buildlog
<translation table>  (or possibly trans.tbl)
boot.cat
Copying
Readme
RPM-PGP-KEY

For which I said "possibly":
The directory '\rr_moved' appears in Linux but not in Windows Explorer.  The file '<translation table>' is called 'trans.tbl' in Linux.

Hope this all helps!
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GorGor1Commented:
'..buildlog' should be '.buildlog'
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tanc02Author Commented:
For linux 6.1 , these :

                  \doc
                   \dosutils
                   \images
                   \misc
                   \RedHat

are 645MB, cannot fit into a single CD
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j2Commented:
As far as i know, 6.1 is delivered on a 80min (700Mbyte) CD.
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j2Commented:
Wait, a CD holds 650Mbyte, 645 should fit easily.
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tanc02Author Commented:
My cd can hold 650MB, but it need some overhead, right ? Anyway, I have created boot floppy disk, and I selected install from hard drive, then I saw :

        /dev/hd1
        /dev/hd2
        /dev/hd3

what do I know which one should I choose, so
I tried everyone, but it told me redhat cannot
be found in that particular drive or it  sent the
signal to shutdown the installation. How to solve it ?

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j2Commented:
Let me guess: You have downloaded the distro to disk, and wish to burn it from there?

The problem here is that most harddisks uses 4-16K clusters, ISO9660 uses 512Bytes. Also, if you wish to burn it, you must find a burning software that will handle RockRidge extensions (otherwise permissions will be lost)

Easy CD creator, CDRWin does not handle RR extensions.

Why not just download the ISO's?
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tanc02Author Commented:
I am downloading ths ISO, now. And it has
658MB. It is greater the one I have ? So, what should I do after completed ? Is it a zip file ?
Please help me, I will increase  the point
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j2Commented:
Of cource it is bigger then 650Mbyte, heard about checksums?.

After you download it, just use any ISO capable burning package (I personally use Padus Discjuggler, But Nero, CDRWin and Easy CD Creator should all do just nicely.
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tanc02Author Commented:
then how can it burn it into a single cd which has only 650MB
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j2Commented:
You really need to read a book about "data storage" ;)

The total size of a media is (efficient storage) + (storage overhead)

WHen you create iso you add YET ANOTHER layer of encoding, thereby introducing yet more data. Just take my word for it "It will fit"
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tanc02Author Commented:
ok, I will get back to you after I completed
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tanc02Author Commented:
Thanks ! Points will be increased to 50.
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