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Old 11-12-2002, 10:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Installing from a SCSI CDROM!!

Hi ,

My apologoies to the SYS-OPs of this forums as iam reposting my old query.

Iam trying to install RedHat 6.1 on my old HP Vectra machine.
It does not have option to boot from a CDROM so i had to create a boot floppy from the CDROM itself.

The machine does boots fine from the floppy fine ....however since i have a SCSI CDROM, the installtion stops there itself as it cannot read/boot from the SCSI cdrom.

Do i need to pass parameters to the installation prompt ?
Iam having a AMD SCSI controller with SCSI ID 5.

Thanks you for the help ( in advance )

With Regards,

Old 11-12-2002, 11:37 PM   #2
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Ok since nobody else is helping i'll try... First off you need special stuff to boot off other types of devices (usb, firewire, SCSI). What i mean is it's more complex and the easiest thing to do is do a search on "booting off a scsi cdrom" that should tell you how to boot, then it'll just boot into the installer and bam. The reason i don't know the exact answere is because all scsi cards are different..........
Old 11-13-2002, 03:46 AM   #3
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Boot with the floppy and see the device name for the scsi cdrom drive.
Reboot the machine and try

linux <devicename>= cdrom

Ex: linux sda=cdrom



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