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Old 10-18-2005, 08:39 PM   #1
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Trying to install Red Hat 7 on an old laptop.

I have a dell latitude lm p166 w/72Mb of ram and a 2 gig hd. I am trying to install Red Hat 7 on it, but my bios will not let me boot from CD-Rom. I have tried to copy the boot.img from CD1 onto a floppy but it is 1.4mb and my floppies say they are 1.44mb but only have 1.38mb worth of space even after a format. Is copying the boot.img from cd1 correct for a boot floppy? And are my floppies bunk or what? Help me! I can't stand to look at win98 anymore.
Old 10-18-2005, 08:59 PM   #2
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How are you "copying" the image? Are you using dd or rawrite.exe? If using dd check the readme file in the image or utils directory. It has been a long time but you might need to specify a bs.


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