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I have a P4 1.4GHz Machine with 512 MB RAM, Intel D850GB Motheboard, Adaptec 2940UW SCSI, Plextor SCSI CD-ROM, Plextor CD-RW and Windows XP installed. Have 3 IDE HD, 1 for Windows XP, 1 for simple Data and the other one I bought it specially for Red Hat.
The problem is I have no way to install RedHat 7.x because I try to install from CD-ROM but since I have Adaptec 2940 there is this Bug which causes the loading process of Adaptec driver fail!
I have no EIDE CDROM so I thought I could try to install from HD, from a Fat32 partition but how do I do this? Also does anyone know if there is a workaround for this Adaptec Bug? Because even I install this smoothly (if I ever get to it) I would NOT be able to use my cdrom and my cd-rw due to this Bug
Thanx in advance
Note: I have tried both 7.1 and 7.2 with no luck, cant even get to install window sigh
after I boot to linux it then tried to read from CD-ROM but since my CD-ROM is SCSI it tried to load first the aic7xxxx driver in order to detect this CD-ROM but since there is this RedHat (or Kernel) bug it keeps on resetting SCSI bios and not able to read from CD so I cant install it
Basically the installation does even start
I tried from boot disk and driver disk gives same problem
so my only chance is
1. Install with EIDE CD-ROM (dont have one)
2. Install from Hard Drive (from my other Fat32 HD)
3. Network installation (cannot because dont have another PC)
unfortunately it does not mount the file system for me, when I click enter when he asked me about /dev/hdc1 it responds it cant find RedHat software in /dev/hdc1 however it is there but in fat32 of course
I install with graphical installtion option, will I get more option if I perform text based installation?
Originally posted by doraemona 3. Network installation (cannot because dont have another PC)
You'll need a different boot floppy to do a network install, but you can do it without a second PC. If you download the OS and all the packages you want, it may take all night or more -- even with DSL or cable. Network install shouldn't be your first choice, but it does remain an option.
First dump all your iso images into windows part of the hard drive. and make a boot floppy from "boot.img" file which comes with redhat distribution.
Reboot the computer with the floppy in the floppy drive. Procced until you get to the place it prompts you to show where your ISOs are present. Ok your first hard drive would be recognized as "hda" (Windows) , second drive "hdb" (data part) , and third dirve as "hdc" (linux). know type
where "c:/tmp/redhat" is the place where you have the ISO images dumped.