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Old 02-20-2003, 05:32 AM   #1
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Problem Installing red hat 8.0 on armada 1750

I've istalled for 1 time a red hat distribution on compaq armada 1750.
I have problem with 3 CD of distribution so the istallation failed at about 99 % of total...
Now I want to repeat installation but my COMPAQ does not read CD and a cannot do nothing!!!!

I put the 1 CD on PC but nothing appened... it does not read CD...

Ialso cannot go into bios because this machine have a strange kind of bios...

Do you think I have broken my laptop??
What can I do??

THX in advance
Old 02-20-2003, 11:55 AM   #2
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Are you dual-booting with Windows? If it still boots to Windows, or you have access to another computer, you can try making a boot-floppy. On the first CD, there are two directories, /images and /dosutils . Use the rawrite or winrawrite in /dosutils and the boot.img (?) in /images . You can then try booting from the floppy.

If you can boot from the floppy, run a media check, and a program will inspect your CDs. If the third one turns out to be bad, you can burn a new one. Before re-burning, it's a good idea to check the md5sum of the ISO. Search Google for a Windows program to check the md5sum. It will result in a long string of letters and numbers that you need to compare with where you downloaded. If the md5sums match, then you have a good download. If they don't re-download that CD, check the md5sum again, re-burn, and re-check the media. Then, use the boot-floppy to install.

If you can't boot from a floppy, then it'll take some more work.


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