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Old 11-12-2002, 02:36 AM   #1
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Unhappy Installing RH 8.0

Hello there!

This is my very first install...I have the boot.img on floppy and RH 8.0 on cd-rom. I am able to begin the install process but I get to a question of what type of CD-ROM I have...It does not give me a multiple choice...just a SCSI option...but it is an IDE CD-ROM(ATAPI). It is a Toshiba XM 5502TA. any help would be great!


Old 11-12-2002, 09:30 AM   #2
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If the install program isn't seeing your CD-Rom, the install guide
suggests a way to nudge it along.
Resart the install. At the 'boot :' prompt, enter:
linux hdX=cdrom

where X = a, b, c or d

a = 1st IDE master, b = 1st IDE slave, c = 2nd IDE master,
d = 2nd IDE slave

Hope this helps, good luck.
Old 11-12-2002, 09:30 AM   #3
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if you burned the iso image properly, you should be able to boot directly from the cdrom drive, by changing the boot sequence in your bios.
Old 11-12-2002, 03:11 PM   #4
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Unhappy got past that hump!...

I had to change the way the CD ROM was connected to the my computer is freezing on actually gets through all questions and starts to install then freezes after 7 packages are in!


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