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Old 01-19-2007, 09:11 PM   #1
cronoglenn
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Problems installing Fedora Core on win98 HP lappy


Hi, I am new to Linux and am having a bit of trouble installing Red Hat 6 to my laptop. Red Hat was recommended to me by a friend of mine, as being 'not too hard to learn on.'

I guess information is probably helpful:
The computer is an HP Pavillion N3550 running win98, and I am attempting to get it to dual boot with Red Hat 6. I have so far defragmented my hard drive, and run FIPS to partition it into 3 pieces. At this point I am trying to install Red Hat.

I downloaded and burned the necessary Red Hat cds, and tested them in my primary pc (running win XP) and they loaded right up and asked me to install. I place them into the HP and set the bios to load from CD, but it is to no avail. Win 98 boots right up. In desperation, I tried using a win 98 startup disk to interrupt win 98s load, but it won't let me access the Red Hat CD.

I guess my question centers around finding advice on how to red the red hat cds to load. Perhaps there is a loading utility for floppy, or I should be attempting another method? Maybe Red Hat isn't the way for me to go. I'm not sure, and so any advice would be most appreciated. I thank everyone for their time and kind attention.

- A Child.

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Old 01-19-2007, 10:20 PM   #2
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Are you sure you don't mean Fedora Core 6?

If you truly mean RH6, I have a few questions for you:
1. Does your friend even use Linux?
2. Where the hell did you get CD's that old?
3. (not a question) Erase or destroy the CD's immediately, if not sooner.

Red Hat 6 was discontinued several several years ago.

If your "friend" actually helped you get old RH6 CD's, then his advice may be different. In that case, I suggest you enlist his help on getting it installed.


If you actually have FC6, I was unable to find a floppy installer for it. Here are some of the areas I checked incase someone else wishes to help out.
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/FAQ
http://fedora.redhat.com/docs/install-guide/fc6/en/
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Distribution/Download
 
Old 01-19-2007, 10:23 PM   #3
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Are you sure you don't mean Fedora Core 6?
It is in fact Core 6... my friend was calling it red hat, but the cd says Fedora Core, i don't know if that helps anyone. I am reading through those links you gave though for what it's worth. Gotta start learning somewhere.

And thank you for your help
 
Old 01-20-2007, 03:23 AM   #4
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It took me over an hour to find this. Hopefully it might help others too.
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

Copy the image to a floppy disk, then boot from the floppy. After that, you should be able to boot from any CD/DVD drive and any partition harddrive.
 
Old 01-20-2007, 04:56 PM   #5
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It took me over an hour to find this. Hopefully it might help others too.
http://linux.simple.be/tools/sbm

Copy the image to a floppy disk, then boot from the floppy. After that, you should be able to boot from any CD/DVD drive and any partition harddrive.
Thanks a ton!
 
  


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