failure to install Linux from Windows
PROBLEM INSTALLING RED HAT LINUX 8 FROM WINDOWS ME
I have partioned the HD; partition 1 is WINDOWS; partition 2 is UNASSIGNED
The Linux installation CD-ROM boots up with Auto Run & I get the first screen
asking for the source - either CD-ROM or HD.
Clicking CD-ROM doesn't work because the CD-ROM drive is dead!
This indicates (to me) that there is no driver for the CD-ROM drive.
To get round this:-
Made an installation Floppy by putting 'boot.img' on a blank diskette using rawrite.exe
BIOS does not halt with "no system disk" error, but neither does it load boot.img.
It just carries on and loads Windows
I feel this cannot be a partitioning problem because only working memory is being used
I have 128MB of RAM.
The CD Drive is Samsung DVD ROM SD608 IDE controlled
Processor= AMD K7 3D NOW technology
I would be grateful for advice. AlexO