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have decided on Red Hat as the OS of choice for Linux.

I have burned the .ISO Files onto a CD RW Disc

When I insert the Linux Diskette I get to the point where it will ask for the location of the source of the Linux ISOs.

Unfortunately it seems the install doesn't recognize the CD Drive as a place to get the ISO files.

How do I mount the ISOs located on the CD ROM?
 

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the ISOs are bootable from the CD Drive

Just make sure you set the CDROM to boot before your HDD0 in the BIOS ;)
 

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I have read this website and this one on how create a dual boot system.

But when I try out their command:
dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1,

I get: dd: opening '/dev/hda6': Permission denied.
(Yes, I'm using the right hda3 for the boot)

What could cause the permission denied message?
 

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RZetlin said:
I have read this website and this one on how create a dual boot system.

But when I try out their command:
dd if=/dev/hda3 of=/bootsect.lnx bs=512 count=1,

I get: dd: opening '/dev/hda6': Permission denied.
(Yes, I'm using the right hda3 for the boot)

What could cause the permission denied message?
is this a different question than before?

you might have to run the commands again under root. Or you might have to mount the hda6 drive manually...

Or you can use LILO....save the hassle :p
 

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Well I finally got the dual boot to work with Windows XP and Linux Red Hat 9.0.

I found out that I had to be a super user (su) before I could use the dd command for the root directory.

For some reason I can't copy the linux.bin to the floppy correctly. I can see the read but the file doesn't show up when I view it under Windows XP.

I got a way around it by copying the linux.bin to the fat directory. Boot into Windows XP, copy the file onto the c drive and edited the boot.ini file.

But it's not perfect. I ended up launching the Windows XP boot program first (Windows XP and Red Hat) and then launching the GRUB Boot loader (which shows Red Hat and DOS).

Is there a way to edit the GRUB Boot loader to automatically load Red Hat?
 

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Yes, install GRUB to the master drive's MBR. Can I just ask why are you using Red Hat 9?
 

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Yes, install GRUB to the master drive's MBR. Can I just ask why are you using Red Hat 9?
During the setup it asked where to install the boot loader

1) Master Boot Record (MBR)
2) First sector of boot parition.

The Linux notes made mention that if you have Windows NT, to install the boot loader on the first sector of the boot parition. Since Windows XP is based on Windows NT, I installed the boot loader on the first sector of the boot parition.

Was I suppose to install the boot loader on the MBR even with Windows XP installed?

I have chosen Red Hat 9, because it is the most popular and because the class computers use Red Hat.
 

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I can only speak of my experiences with Lilo, but I installed it to the MBR which allows Lilo to appear upon boot with option to boot either Linux or Windows.
 
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