laptop = Compaq Armada 100s
Current OS = RedHat 7.2 (no issues for installation on this one)
Bootable CDR = Yes
Bootloader = Grub in the MBR
this is what is happening:
i have the 4 cd set for slackware 9.0 from http://www.cheapbytes.com
, and i am trying to install said slackware onto my Armada. The install disk from cheapbytes is a bootable disk and it boots with no problem on a Dell pc.
Unfortunately the Armada I have won't boot the from the install disk (bios is configured for a: then cdrom then HD). Instead it will hang at the cpu reporting screan (just displays your current cpu info) and after 2 minutes or so the LCD will suddenly go black.
i've been able to create a bootdisk for the kernel bare.i, but after booting with it, it gets to a point where it looks fora root disk and even if i have the install disk in the drive and it enter it doesn't find an image to laod into a ramdisk.
how can i create a root disk for bare.i?
is it supposed to pick up the kernel from the cdrom once its booted from the boot disk? how can i make it look there if so?
i r idjit :/
sorry for bugging you with this question since i just did a search through the forums and found where to grab the boot and root disk images. again sorry for being an idjit.