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OSNews: Installing Red Hat Linux 9 (The Manual Way)

May 20, 2003, 10:00 (2 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Maynard Kuona)

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"This may not be of much use to those of you who dread text based installs, and those in the know, but a bit of useful information I came across when I installed Red Hat Linux 9 recently.

"To install Red Hat Linux 9, you do not really need to burn the iso image to a CD, neither do you need to go through a lengthy process of extracting the contents of the iso image and setting up an installation directory for a hard drive based install. I am sure some people's eyes are popping out at this stage. You are in good company if you are in this group.

"What you have to do is extract the redhat boot diskette and rawwritewin from the first iso. use rawritewin to create a boot diskette. The correct image filename for this install type is bootdisk.img.

"You are now good to go..."

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