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Old 01-07-2009, 08:34 AM   #1
farid_lmu
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Plz give me urgent advice


Problem is to boot from redhat linux 9 bootable CD. [ I'm trying
to boot this in Vostro 200 system.] When I tried to install from CD
it can't detect the driver.

Process:
1) What media contains the packages to be installed:
---- If I select CDROM than it shows

========= unable to find any devices of the type needed for this
installation types. then asking me to select the driver
manually or from the driver disk !!!!!!!!!

Is it my H/w problem or bootable driver problem.
If anyone can give me any advice that will be highly appreciated.

Thank you
 
Old 01-07-2009, 08:42 AM   #2
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We don't give "urgent advice".....everything here is done veerrryyy slooooowwwlllyyyyy. With some members, the word "urgent" causes significant slowdown. Others will razz you and then help.

First, RedHat 9 is very obsolete. it will not, for example, support SATA drives. If you like RedHat, the get something like Fedora or RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (paid) or CentOS (free clone of RHEL)

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it can't detect the driver
driver for what? Does the computer boot up from the CD? Describe exactly what happens, error messages, etc.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 08:42 AM   #3
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Hi,

Perhaps this can help
http://www.barryodonovan.com/index.p...ell-vostro-200

Please use a title in your post which is relevant to the question.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 09:00 AM   #4
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Guide

Here there are even guides as to how to be guided. It is a good idea to read this.

http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...Ask_a_Question

Otherwise, good luck
 
Old 01-07-2009, 09:07 AM   #5
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cant detect the driver

Thanks for reply anyway.
Actually I tried to install it from bootable CD(Burned iso image of redhat 9-shrike) in my computer.
it shows this problem

1) unable to find any devices of the type needed for this
installation types. then asking me to select the driver
manually or from the driver disk !!!!!!!!!



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welcome to LQ!!

We don't give "urgent advice".....everything here is done veerrryyy slooooowwwlllyyyyy. With some members, the word "urgent" causes significant slowdown. Others will razz you and then help.

First, RedHat 9 is very obsolete. it will not, for example, support SATA drives. If you like RedHat, the get something like Fedora or RedHat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) (paid) or CentOS (free clone of RHEL)

driver for what? Does the computer boot up from the CD? Describe exactly what happens, error messages, etc.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 09:56 AM   #6
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I urgently advise you try Fedora 10 (Cambridge) instead of Redhat 9 (Shrike - circa 2003 really really old)

No I don't know if it will resolve your issue, but it is the most current version and should have better luck detecting new hardware.

Other items to read..

http://openskill.info/blog.php?ID=14

http://mail.linux.ie/pipermail/ilug/...ry/096741.html

Last edited by farslayer; 01-07-2009 at 09:57 AM.
 
Old 01-07-2009, 01:34 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by farid_lmu View Post
Thanks for reply anyway.
Actually I tried to install it from bootable CD(Burned iso image of redhat 9-shrike) in my computer.
it shows this problem

1) unable to find any devices of the type needed for this
installation types. then asking me to select the driver
manually or from the driver disk !!!!!!!!!
sounds like what you would get if you had a SATA drive. What is your hardware?
 
Old 01-07-2009, 08:36 PM   #8
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Per the two links I posted, the Dell Vostro 200 has a SATA CD/DVD Drive, so I would guess the Hard drive is SATA too.
 
Old 01-08-2009, 07:50 AM   #9
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A newer distro

Farslayer is giving good advice. If you have SATA devices, you need a newer distribution of linux with a kernel containing the modules to make the devices work. If you like Redhat, it's Fedora 10.
 
  


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