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> No Operating System Found, How do I start the install?
pickwickian
post Mar 29 2005, 02:28 PM
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Hi,

I want to install RedHat 9 onto a system that has just had the harddrive erased. When I turn on the system, all I see is No Operating System Found.

I've downloaded the following files from this site.
ftp://ftp.redhat.com/pub/redhat/linux/9/en/iso/i386/

File: shrike-SRPMS-disc1.iso 622816 KB 3/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
File: shrike-SRPMS-disc2.iso 660832 KB 3/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
File: shrike-SRPMS-disc3.iso 434720 KB 3/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
File: shrike-i386-disc1.iso 653440 KB 9/3/2003 12:00:00 AM
File: shrike-i386-disc2.iso 661632 KB 3/14/2003 12:00:00 AM
File: shrike-i386-disc3.iso 496672 KB 3/14/2003 12:00:00 AM

But I don't know how to get from "No Operating System Found" to having an up and running system--or even a command line of some sort.

Does anyone know of a "Downloading RedHat Linux and Installing it on a Blank Machine For Dummies" site. Or maybe someone can offer me some help?
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pickwickian
post Mar 30 2005, 01:14 PM
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OK.

Using MD5sum, I've verified that the files I've downloaded are the same as the ones from the upload site. Then, using Easy CD Creator 5 Platinum, I've burned a disk, making sure to burn it according to the instructions on the site referred to in the above post. I've now burned a disk that actually has files in it (not just one big .iso file that I can't access). Once again, however, placing the disk in the drive and booting the computer merely results in the "No Operating System Found" message.

How do I verify that the disk has burned correctly? In MD5sum I seem to only be able to create .md5 files for each individual file on the disk, not for the entire disk itself. In other words, the disk is not read by MD5summer in the same way as it reads the unburned file downloaded from the internet that I've previously verified--so how do I compare the contents of the one with the contents of the other.

I may not be starting with the right disk? The disk I'm putting in the drive first is "Shrike-SRPMS-disk1.iso". Should I be starting with the i386 disk instead?

Any other suggestions?
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