Problem with RedHat and SuSE on older laptop
Ok, this may be lengthy so here goes:
I acquired a Toshiba Tecra8000 and at first I tried to install SuSE 9.0
The Problem With SuSE -
I have the boot ISO disk so I am required to use the Network Installation. I have a D-Link DFE-690TXD laptop ethernet card but the driver for it is not in the modules and all of the drivers I try tell me "Failed to load Network Module." Stopped in my tracks.
My dad has the bootable disks for Red Hat 7.3 with all the actual files on them so I decided to try those.
Insert disk one... Laptop screen says: "Invalid System Disk. Please Insert Another Disk and hit any key."
So I plug in the floppy drive and load up the Red Hat 7.3 boot disk (with CD still in the drive).
It reads for a second and says: Loading Syslinux something else...
so I hit Enter.
It goes through the boot process until this message: Kernel panic no Init found. Try passing init= option to kernel.
I wasn't sure what that meant so I consulted my dad and tried such things as "init=/cdrom/init", "init=/mnt/cdrom", "init=/cdrom" and so forth. Only to have it tell me something to the effect of "Could not find Kernel image: init="...
Anyhow, I've just been using Knoppix in the meantime (which by the way also does not recognize the Ethernet card).
Any help is greatly appreciated.
I know the Ethernet card is good because when I had windows on the machine it recognized it and I got online.