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I have created an installation diskette with rawrite with boot.img file and I want to use this floppy to install
Linux 8 from a hard disk. I have copied the RedHat folder of disk1 in the hard disk ( hdb1 ) and all the *.rpm of all (3) CDs inside the /RedHat/rpms folder.
When starting the installation, it asks for the hard disk device i.e. /dev/hdb1 and the directory inside it containing the CD image.

My question is, does it require the folder containing the rpm packages or some *.img ?

I have tried passing the path of the rpms i.e. /RedHat/rpms but it doesn't work.

To be clear, my objective is to install Linux in a system without CDROM and network.
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Hi,

With a hard disk install, you need to copy the CD images, not the unpacked folders.

So you need to have in /dev/hdb1 (e.g.)

/RedHat/cd1.iso
/RedHat/cd2.iso
etc etc

Then you tell the installer to look on /dev/hdb1 inside directory /RedHat and it will find the images.

To copy them from the CD, do:

dd if=/dev/cdrom of=/mnt/hdb1/RedHat/cd1.iso
etc

where /mnt/hdb1 is the mount point of the disk
Andy
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