Originally Posted by esuparno
I hope I post in the correction forum.
I need to know how many number/types of drives (sata or ide) and NIC card for a clean new installation.
OS: centos 4.4_64 bit
how do I do that?
1. read off BIOS?
how? if I need to write script to do that, what command do invoke to call BIOS information?
The BIOS can show this by a number of means in most cases, the easiest to use the key for your system to enter into the BIOS (maybe the 'DEL' key or F2 key) when the very first splash screen is displayed at power on.
3. if there is a better solution, please help.
Boot the system using the Installation media into rescue mode by typing 'linux rescue' minus the single quotemarks when the CentOS menu screen is displayed.
When done booting use the commands;
thanks so much,