Originally Posted by HogHeaven
I have quite a few older PCs that I am trying, without much luck so far, to install either gOS or Fedora Core. So far, I can't get the machines to recognize the disc. I am sure it is something easy I am missing. Do I need to fdisk the machine first? Help!
First, it's rather rude to hijack someone's thread to ask an unrelated question. You'll get better responses if you start your own thread.
Second, please read the "How to ask a question" guideline before starting your thread.
Specifically, other than the rudeness of butting in here, the "disk" to which you refer is somewhat ambiguous. From your mention of fdisk
it seems as though you might
be referring to the computer's hard drives, but a reference to, e.g., a CD drive also seems possible. If you have a CD drive on those old computers, I'd sugges you burn a copy of the System Rescue CD
and boot from it. That will load an older Gentoo distribution from the CD, and you can use the tools on the CD to investigate your drives, etc., and establish exactly what you have in the "old" PCs. Depending on their age, the hard drives may use really old ATA controlers - the kind that came on a separate card, usually with a floppy disk controler included.
Anyhow, please start your own thread and provide LOTS of DETAILS about, precisly, you've got in those old boxes you're trying to use.