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Old 09-26-2006, 10:57 AM   #1
CaptainCarisma
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Error detecting my Cd-Rom Driver for Linux Install


I am new to linux and i am having trouble with my install. I have done searches here and elsewhere but can't find the solution to my particular problem.

I am trying to install Red Hat Linux 9.0. It brings up a screen to select:
language: English
Keyboard type: us
Installation Method: Local CDROM


Here i am getting an error saying "Unable to find any devices for this installation type. Would you like to manually select your driver or use a driver disk"
It gives me three options:
Select Driver, Use a Driver Disk and Back

I choose Select Driver and it populates a list. I have tried every driver here and nothing works for me. All it does it say loading driver and then goes back to the original error message.


My DVD Rom is an LG Super Multi DVD Drive
Model: GSA-H10N

When i start the computer it displays the drive as such:
ODDO: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GSA-H10N

I am lost right now and need some help.
Hopefully someone can help me.

thanks a lot
 
Old 09-26-2006, 11:25 AM   #2
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What type of other hardware do you have? It might be that Red Hat 9.0 (which came out circa 2001) doesn't have the drivers to support your IDE chipset, and thus it can't find the dvd which is an IDE device. If you like the Red Hat series, try using Fedora or CentOS (a clone of RH Enterprise Linux). Or if you'd like to try something else, try the two quizes in my signature.

I also had a problem installing a more recent distribution (Debian Etch) on a machine I just built. The problem stemmed from a mixed IDE and SATA drive system. It couldn't find the CD-rom either, but I found a work around with a command at the boot prompt. I suspect yours is related to using an old distro though...
 
Old 09-26-2006, 01:09 PM   #3
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What type of other hardware do you have?

I have a computer that i want to use a server. It has a 400GB hard drive, and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 PC and an Asus PB5 ATX LGA775 motherboard. The only other piece of hardware on the machine is a Sapphire Radeon X700 video card.


Do you know how i can fix the out-dated distro without going to a different version????
 
Old 09-26-2006, 01:22 PM   #4
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Here's another problem i have.

I already have one existing file server that is running on Red Hat. Can this new file work hand in hand with the old one if it is using Fedora.

Basically we want to be able to take the new server and replace the old one, should any problems arrise.


Also, Do you know if SAMBA is configured differently between Red Hat and Fedora???
 
Old 09-26-2006, 01:32 PM   #5
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I have a computer that i want to use a server. It has a 400GB hard drive, and Intel Core 2 Duo E6300 PC and an Asus PB5 ATX LGA775 motherboard. The only other piece of hardware on the machine is a Sapphire Radeon X700 video card.


Do you know how i can fix the out-dated distro without going to a different version????
I suspect you could if you could figure out how to update the installer CD with a new kernel, but I'm not positive of that. But Red Hat has stopped supporting RH9, so you're probably better off with a newer distro anyway. I would recommend CentOS if it's a server system over Fedora. Fedora is more of a bleeding edge distro where they're still bugfixing stuff for the new Red Hat Enterprise Linux release (about once a year, I think).

As for Samba, I suspect it is configured similarly, but I'm not sure if there's been a major update to samba since RH9 was out. CentOS will act a lot like RH9 though. So most red hat specific commands and file locations should be the same.
 
  


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