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Old 08-03-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
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Installing linux on Dell precision 670 doesn't work

Hi all,

I just got Dell precision 670 with 2 scsi hard drive and when I started installing red hat 9, I couldn't install further more since somehow it couldn't recognise the hard disk. I entered to BIOS setup and tried disable RAID but it still doesn't work.

I went to the internet and I found there is this aic79xx file which I have to download it and copy it to the disk using dd command. So, I did dd command in this way:
dd if=aic79xx-2.0.12-i686-rh9.img.gz of=/dev/fd0 --> is this correct?

Then I put the floppy to the floppy drive when it ask for driver during the beginning of rh9 installation. But, it still doesn't work. After I put the floppy disk to the floppy drive and entered it, somehow it still asking for driver.

Can anyone help me?
have you guys experience like this before?

with kind regards,
Old 08-03-2005, 09:45 AM   #2
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Just a suggestion, have you tried to unzip the file first? Then dd.
Old 08-03-2005, 12:30 PM   #3
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The poster is right, you must unzip the download before you can use it. At the same time, why install RH9? That has not been supported in years. If you like RedHat, then install Fedora Core 3 or 4, which most likely have the needed drivers built in. RH9 is ancient by linux standards. Get any comtemporary distro from the past year or so, and it will most likely install fine.

Old 08-04-2005, 07:41 AM   #4
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Hi Kdr Kane and JimBass,

Thank you for your information, it helps a lot and right now, I can install RH9 on DELL precision 670.

Thanks guys,
With kind regards,


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