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    i've been trying to install red hat using the 'linux for dummies' book 4th
    editiion with Red Hat Linux 8 on 2 CD ROMS, but have hit a problem.

    i've been following the 'booting from a floppy installation disk' on p.36
    and the book says:

    1. insert cd1 and make a note of the drive letter

    2. open the command prompt

    3. change to the drive letter noted in 1.

    4. change directory with the command 'cd dosutils'

    Now there doesnt seem to be a directory on the disk called 'dosutils'. i've
    used the windows Search tool to look for it and its come up with nothing.

    Any idea what this is and why it doesnt seem to be on the disk??



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    "Jeremy Watts" wrote in message
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    > i've been trying to install red hat using the 'linux for dummies' book 4th
    > editiion with Red Hat Linux 8 on 2 CD ROMS, but have hit a problem.
    >
    > i've been following the 'booting from a floppy installation disk' on p.36
    > and the book says:
    >
    > 1. insert cd1 and make a note of the drive letter
    >
    > 2. open the command prompt
    >
    > 3. change to the drive letter noted in 1.
    >
    > 4. change directory with the command 'cd dosutils'
    >
    > Now there doesnt seem to be a directory on the disk called 'dosutils'.

    i've
    > used the windows Search tool to look for it and its come up with nothing.
    >
    > Any idea what this is and why it doesnt seem to be on the disk??
    >
    >


    before you get too far...
    you may not even need a bootdisk
    most linux distros have a bootable cd



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