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Old 05-06-2002, 03:29 PM   #1
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no way to install redhat 7.1, 7.2


Hi All


I have a P4 1.4GHz Machine with 512 MB RAM, Intel D850GB Motheboard, Adaptec 2940UW SCSI, Plextor SCSI CD-ROM, Plextor CD-RW and Windows XP installed. Have 3 IDE HD, 1 for Windows XP, 1 for simple Data and the other one I bought it specially for Red Hat.

The problem is I have no way to install RedHat 7.x because I try to install from CD-ROM but since I have Adaptec 2940 there is this Bug which causes the loading process of Adaptec driver fail!

I have no EIDE CDROM so I thought I could try to install from HD, from a Fat32 partition but how do I do this? Also does anyone know if there is a workaround for this Adaptec Bug? Because even I install this smoothly (if I ever get to it) I would NOT be able to use my cdrom and my cd-rw due to this Bug


Thanx in advance

Note: I have tried both 7.1 and 7.2 with no luck, cant even get to install window sigh
 
Old 05-06-2002, 04:11 PM   #2
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Re: no way to install redhat 7.1, 7.2

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I have no EIDE CDROM so I thought I could try to install from HD, from a Fat32 partition but how do I do this?
If you make a boot floppy from an image that comes on the first iso, you can use it to install from iso images that are stored on the hard drive.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 12:58 AM   #3
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how do I access to FAT32 partition from installation???
 
Old 05-07-2002, 01:02 AM   #4
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Woa, wait. Can you explain to me your cd-rom "bug" that you get from the Adaptec adapter? Is this at boot up time?? or after you begin to install Redhat?, where and how does that happen??

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Old 05-07-2002, 06:46 AM   #5
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after I boot to linux it then tried to read from CD-ROM but since my CD-ROM is SCSI it tried to load first the aic7xxxx driver in order to detect this CD-ROM but since there is this RedHat (or Kernel) bug it keeps on resetting SCSI bios and not able to read from CD so I cant install it

Basically the installation does even start

I tried from boot disk and driver disk gives same problem

so my only chance is

1. Install with EIDE CD-ROM (dont have one)
2. Install from Hard Drive (from my other Fat32 HD)
3. Network installation (cannot because dont have another PC)
 
Old 05-07-2002, 10:11 AM   #6
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how do I access to FAT32 partition from installation???
I think you can do this with the RedHat boot floppy. You just have to tell it where the iso's are on the FAT32 partition.

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Old 05-07-2002, 10:30 AM   #7
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but how do I mount the file system in boot?or how do I specify in which directory are my isos...?

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Old 05-07-2002, 02:38 PM   #8
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but how do I mount the file system in boot?or how do I specify in which directory are my isos...?
It should be part of the user interface that is presented by the installation floppy.
 
Old 05-07-2002, 05:15 PM   #9
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it asks:

install from

cd-rom
local disk

I choose local disk

then it pops up, /dev/hdc1 as default origin and there is a blank space where I can write an alternative disk

however, what do I suppose to do with /dev/hdc1? I must mounted to somewhere no? But there is no such option!
 
Old 05-07-2002, 06:52 PM   #10
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The installer should mount the partition for you. Is "/dev/hdc" the partition that contains the iso's?

After the partion is mounted, you will then have to tell the installer what directory the iso's are in.
 
Old 05-08-2002, 04:50 AM   #11
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unfortunately it does not mount the file system for me, when I click enter when he asked me about /dev/hdc1 it responds it cant find RedHat software in /dev/hdc1 however it is there but in fat32 of course

I install with graphical installtion option, will I get more option if I perform text based installation?
 
Old 05-08-2002, 02:07 PM   #12
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I install with graphical installtion option, will I get more option if I perform text based installation?
Probably not.

Maybe you can get an old IDE cdrom somewhere (like 1X or 2X). Some people throw stuff like that in the garbage.
 
Old 05-09-2002, 04:01 PM   #13
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3. Network installation (cannot because dont have another PC)
You'll need a different boot floppy to do a network install, but you can do it without a second PC. If you download the OS and all the packages you want, it may take all night or more -- even with DSL or cable. Network install shouldn't be your first choice, but it does remain an option.
 
Old 05-10-2002, 11:37 PM   #14
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Ok here is how to solve the problem.

First dump all your iso images into windows part of the hard drive. and make a boot floppy from "boot.img" file which comes with redhat distribution.

Reboot the computer with the floppy in the floppy drive. Procced until you get to the place it prompts you to show where your ISOs are present. Ok your first hard drive would be recognized as "hda" (Windows) , second drive "hdb" (data part) , and third dirve as "hdc" (linux). know type

/dev/hda1/tmp/redhat

where "c:/tmp/redhat" is the place where you have the ISO images dumped.

I think this should solve your problem

Anil
 
  


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