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I am trying to install Red Hat Linux Enterprise workstation 6.5 from an external HD because the CD drive media i was using didn't work, i.e. after i select the installation media as CD/DVD, it says its not able to recognize it....
I tried to install through external HD, so it passes the initial installation but when i select the drives to where the OS will get installed, the screen where you choose Data Storage Device and Install Target Device.
I am getting an error on this screen "Mission ISO 9660 Image. The installer has tried to mount image#1, but cannot find it on hard drive. Please copy this image to the drive and click Retry"
I formatted the drive, tried it...didnt work....
what do i have to do to make it work?
thanks.
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by:Zephyr ICT
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You might try this, the installation is probably looking in the wrong place:


- After the Grub installation options, the following error message may appear: "Missing ISO 9660 image: The installer has tried to mount image, but cannot find it on the hard drive". The installation program is looking for the ISO file on the first partition of the USB key, but it's on the second partition.

-Go to a terminal with a shell with Ctrl-Alt-F2, unmount the first partition of the USB
"umount /mnt/isodir"

- mount the second partition on the USB device. This will be the same device used above - for example "mount -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/isodir"

- Return to the installation program (Ctrl-Alt-F6) and choose "Retry".

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by:Sandy
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In case HDD's are SATA.. Please check the cabless.. This happend to me also

TY/SA
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by:Gerwin Jansen, EE MVE
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>> I tried to install through external HD
How did you create this HD? Is it bootable? You could also just 'burn' the Rhel WS 6.5 ISO to a thumb drive (8Gb or more) using Unetbootin. Or 'burn' that ISO to your external HD, just be sure you get the right drive letter (and you have to check Show All Drives (handle with care)).
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by:Leo
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Tried ""umount /mnt/isodir" "mount -t ext3 /dev/sda2 /mnt/isodir"
didnt gave any errors, went back to installation program, clicked on Retry, didn't worked out.
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Maybe it's not on "sda" ... Check out this to see if it can help you.
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