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I have quick question about downloading and install Redhat 6.0 from a CD.

I noticed there were two sets of files to download, the BASE & RPMS files to use while installing from a local Hard Drive and the one large ISO file to burn to a CD.  To make a long story short, I downloaded the first option (the BASE & RPMS directories and all the files contained in those directories) and I was able to install RedHat 6.0 from a local hard drive.  

However, since I have a small hard drive (560 megs), I started over.  I reformatted the drive and burned all of installation files to a CD-Rom.  Now when I try to install RedHat 6.0 it hangs right after selecting ‘Local CD-Rom’.  

Must I use the ISO file if I want to install from a CD-Rom?

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Yes, if you want to install from a CDROM, you need to burn the ISO file to cd with a cd writer.  In the software that sets up the burning process, select "RAW DATA" or "DATA".  This will copy the ISO file and set up the newly created CD so that it will be bootable and start the installation process.

If your CD creation software is Adaptec EZ CD Creator, just double click on the <RedHat>.iso file.  The creator software should automatically start up and click "OK" to burn your CD.
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by:awetherhold
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So if I want to install off the CD, there is no other choice than to download another 650 meg file?

Just wanted to 'double' check before going through the whole dl process.
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by:GregC
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If there is another way, I do not know it.  Sorry.
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Ok, thanks for the info.
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by:paricitoi
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Hem i dunno if this can help you, but i had the same problem. I resolved it by copying the file to a partition and installing from the hard drive...i dunno if this can work for you since you got a small hdd...
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