I am trying to install Red Hat 9 on this old Packard Bell
I am a Linux rookie and I am trying to install Red Hat 9 on this old Packard Bell machine (200 MHz, 32MB RAM). I downloaded Red Hat 9.
I downloaded the 3 huge files and then burned them to CD’s, using a Windows XP machine. But the old Packard Bell did not recognize the CD as a bootable medium.
I can think of several things that might have gone wrong.
1. Maybe I did not properly burn the CD so that it is an image file. I just used Win XP. Is there something more to making an “image file”?
2. Maybe the old CD drive can’t read home-burned CD’s. (It *did* read the commercially-produced CD to install Red Hat Publisher’s Version, Version 7.2 The old Packard Bell is now running this version of Red Hat).
My ultimate goal is to connect the old PC to my home network using a Netgear MA111. I thought Red Hat 9 seemed more promising, in terms of available drivers. But right now I am focusing on the Red Hat 9 issue.
What words of wisdom does anyone have??