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Old 04-26-2002, 02:32 PM   #1
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RH 7.2 Hard drive install

I am still trying to get that darned RH 7.2 on my toshiba laptop-still no luck..I've pretty much given up on the install via PCMCIA Cd-rom-as I keep getting stuck at the "initializing PC Card services" screen & then nothing..yesterday- I created directories on my DOS partition hard drive as follows:
mkdir C:\RedHat
mkdir C:\RedHat\base
mkdir C:\RedHat\RPMS
copy Q:\RedHat\base C:\RedHat\base
copy Q:\RedHat\RPMS C:\RedHat\RPMS
-No Trouble copying the files as I have a W98 boot disk that I created for my PCcard CDrom so I can use the cdrom in dos (just wont boot from the Cdrom itself on power-up)
From what I've read & heard I 've done my part correctly-Now, what I need to know is this...When I boot my laptop using the boot.img floppy & get to the part of the install that asks me where the .iso images are...(/dev/hda1) Where (or how) do I point the installer in the right direction? Because I have yet to see anywhere in my readings as to what command I use or anything..
I've tried /tmp/Redhat..also just /tmp..I am confused...


p.s. The install went beautifully on my desktop..FIPS worked like a charm to shrink the partition that W98 was eating up all this time-no lost data....hoo-ray!
Old 04-26-2002, 04:24 PM   #2
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I'm not all that familiar with RH 7.2, but it looks like this might help. It's a page from the install manual. To me, it seems that you would select hda1 (your C: drive) and then select the appropriate C:\Redhat directory/subdirectory. Of course, Linux won't show the "C:" part, but it should recognize the DOS directory structure, interpreted as something like "/Redhat/<something>", etc.
Old 04-26-2002, 04:58 PM   #3
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You got the /dev/hda1 part right..I got that..& I see that when I do the install...I just need to know what the command is to direct the RH installer to the directory where I copied the images to the DOS partition..Where it says "directory holding images" is where Im having the hangup. Because I cant type C:\redhat\images,etc..& it doesnt recognize just /tmp either-But I will keep cracking away at it I guess..Thanks for your response..
Old 04-26-2002, 11:26 PM   #4
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According to this page you need the iso images to install red hat 7.2. So, you can't copy the files from the install cdrom onto your hard drive and then install it.
Old 04-30-2002, 05:42 PM   #5
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Had the same Problem

Ya I had the same problem with my RH 7.2 You must burn the .iso image to a cd for it to work. I used NERO. Now RH 7.2 is on my Laptop . It took me 3 ruined Cd's and a post on antionline to get things to work. However I can't get wines to work. So for now I'm in text mode untill I can figure it out. I think it has something to do with my video card.
Oh and you can't just burn the .iso. You have choose the burn image option from the File menu (in Nero anyway)


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