Better instructions: go to your one of your other successful installation computers.
download this: http://www.tux.org/pub/distributions...2.0.103.tar.gz
"a) extract the .tar.gz archive [tar -zvxf toms*]
b) Be root [su root]
c) Be in the tomsrtbt-<version> directory [cd toms*]
d) Have a blank floppy with no bad sectors
e) Do './install.s'
The script assumes you have ELF and that your 3.5" 1.44M floppy is on fd0.
Virtually all 1.44 drives support 1.722 just fine, but it is possible for
an extended format to break a floppy drive, use tomsrtbt at your own risk.
The install does mknod to make /dev/fd0u1722 if you don't have it already.
If you use libc.so.6 / glibc, you might need something like:
LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/i486-linux-libc5/lib; ./fdformat /dev/fd0u1722
Umount any mounted floppies before installing."
then put in your "bad" comp's floppy drive while it is off. switch it on, when it loads up (the floppy should load up too), type:
dd if=/dev/zero of=/dev/hda
exactly as it is there.
reboot, install redhat 8.0 like you did before on your successful comps
if the floppy doesn't work, try switching the floppy drive around with a working one from your other comp...
that's all I can think of doing... anyone else have any suggestions?