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Old 05-07-2003, 08:56 PM   #1
nfafan
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RH6.2 Install probs on Compaq LTE5300


Hello all,
Trying to install Redhat6.2 on a spare laptop, 32Mb RAM, 4Gb drive. Using a boot floppy as this PC will not boot from CD-Rom. Run the boot floppy and take the default graphical install - but screens are all hosed up and barely readable, text all skewed. Forget the graphical install.

Try the "text" install, screens are legible - but can't get past 1st screen as the keyboard is completely unusable!

Try the "Expert" install, keyboard works but asks for a driver diskette that I do not have.

Can't find any files on the boot flex that need edits before proceeding. Any ideas would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks in advance!
Steve in Pittsburgh
 
Old 05-08-2003, 10:41 AM   #2
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Try plugging in an external keyboard, after install unplug it and reboot, kudzu may find your laptop keyboard.
 
Old 05-09-2003, 02:00 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply! Tried that, maybe a flaky keyboard or the docking station itself as the text menus kept flashing and was uncontrollable... This laptop only supports the CD drive while docked. Plus, this laptop CD only supports "factory" CDs. I d/loaded Mandrake and burnt CDs from my desktop, this laptop thinks the CD is one big sound file. Will try again.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:56 AM   #4
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hi there

Step 1 : configure another PC as server
step 2: keep u'r boot disks , network disk ready
step 3: install linux over the network ,, ;-) from server


this was how i went installing ... bye ..... hope it works for u2
 
Old 09-30-2003, 10:23 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies all!

I ended up putting a Caldera version on the laptop, the install worked. I'll have to give RH a go again...
 
  


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