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  1. linux for dummies book

    i've been trying to install red hat using the 'linux for dummies' book (4th
    edition with 2 CD ROMS of Red Hat 8 included), 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??



  2. Re: linux for dummies book

    On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:31:22 +0100, Jeremy shaped electrons to write:
    > i've been trying to install red hat using the 'linux for dummies' book (4th
    > edition with 2 CD ROMS of Red Hat 8 included), 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??


    By accident you aren't using CD1? Check the other CD.

    --
    G.Wolfe Woodbury `- -'
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    The Line Eater is a boojum!

  3. Re: linux for dummies book

    On Fri, 16 Apr 2004 19:31:22 +0100, Jeremy Watts wrote:

    > i've been trying to install red hat using the 'linux for dummies' book
    > (4th edition with 2 CD ROMS of Red Hat 8 included), 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??


    Yes, the publisher did not make sure the disk were 'healthy', or good.
    They are not complete and may work if you can boot directly from the CD.
    The three Red Hat Linux 8 CD's (the good ones from the company) are
    available for download or purchase.

    Download mirror sites; http://www.redhat.com/download/mirror.html

    You only need the first three;

    psyche-i386-disc1.iso 659488 KB 09/10/2002 12:00:00 AM
    psyche-i386-disc2.iso 650656 KB 09/10/2002 12:00:00 AM
    psyche-i386-disc3.iso 661728 KB 09/10/2002 12:00:00 AM

    The MD5SUM checksums;

    d7b16b081c20708dc0dd7d41793a4177 psyche-i386-disc1.iso
    2df17bc02cb1b3316930ed4f7601ad9e psyche-i386-disc2.iso
    305d6ff5b5850fa316276710a148b0a3 psyche-i386-disc3.iso

    Instructions on how to check (MD5SUM's) and burn them;
    http://www.linuxiso.org/viewdoc.php/howtoburn.html

    Purchase set; http://cart.cheapbytes.com/cgi-bin/cart/0070010858.html

    Red Hat Linux 8 is old and no longer supported by Red Hat, it would be a
    better idea to download/purchase Fedora (the replacement for the 'free'
    version of Red Hat Linux) or just about any other supported version of
    Linux (Lindows [oldname] excluded); http://www.distrowatch.com/



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