CD-RW can't install properly
I'm trying to piece together a Linux workstation and I determined that the CD-Rom drive in the original box was bad. I replaced it with a known good CD-RW drive from an old HP Windows desktop. I know the drive is good, if I place a windows bootable CD in the drive and power up the system it boots. If I boot the workstation with no CD installed the old Red hat 9 boots from the HD. The PC is a 586 class and has 256 Mb of RAM and about 80 Gb of free drive space.
What I want to do is burn a CD with the latest Fedora distro so I can update the ancient Red Hat on this workstation, but short of finding someone else with a working CD-R or CD-RW what can I do?
The startup shows that the CD-RW mounts as a ro ISO9660. If I try to change the options to add rw I then get the error message "maybe you should try IDE-SCSI and use dev/sda". Will that work in this case? I never heard of IDE-SCSI combined.
Thanks for helping,