Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.


  Search this Thread
Old 04-03-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Mainly Puppy Linux
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Question Red Hat 9.0 installation problem. My CD drive won't open to change disks

Hello everyone and blessings to you all this Easter. After downloading Red Hat 9.0 as three ISO files and then burning them to CDs I'm having a problem I didn't expect. The first CD loads fine, but then when it's time to change CDs for the next disk the drive tray won't open. I would guess the reason is because the CD drive has been mounted by the installer, but once it's got it how do I make it give it up and open the drive tray?

And yes I am a Newbie and normally I use Puppy Linux which is lovely and fits on just one CD; - only I'm trying to get an old HP Netserver with scsi drives to play nice and run on Linux and it doesn't like Puppies.
Old 04-03-2010, 05:34 AM   #2
LQ 5k Club
Registered: Jan 2008
Location: Copenhagen, DK
Distribution: pclos2017 CentOS6.9 CentOS7.4 + 50+ other Linux OS, for test only.
Posts: 17,040

Rep: Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456Reputation: 3456
Welcome to LQ. .. ..

The first advise is : do not install Redhat 9, released 2002
and declared obsolete and unsupported in 2004.
The latest Redhat Desktop is Fedora 12.
The latest free Server version is CentOS 5.4,
= the non free Redhat EL 5.

The CDROM issue : probably nothing to do, exept for
trying to install a modern Linux.
Old 04-03-2010, 01:21 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Apr 2010
Location: New Zealand
Distribution: Mainly Puppy Linux
Posts: 2

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for replying. I did actually try Fedora 12 only I received a kernel panic message quite early in the installation process and everything ground to a halt. This old HP Netsever E800 was devised to use Red Hat 6.2, but the only problem with that is nothing useful runs on it due to its great age. I know Red Hat 7.0 will run too, but I didn't see much about that which would be an improvement.

In the end I tried Puppy Linux 4.1.2 Retro and this worked a treat for me. The other more recent versions of Puppy also do the kernel panic thing, but Retro works just fine as it is intended for older machines. Darn Small Linux will work as well, but I prefer Puppy Linux best and I think I'll continue to stay with it and not venture into other distributions of doubtful virtue.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Red Hat does not open when installed on 2 hard disks rajivb Red Hat 18 07-23-2005 09:30 PM
2 hard disks red hat loaded but grub problem iwdu15 Linux - Newbie 2 06-09-2005 11:27 AM
installing software from Red Hat 8.0 installation disks BobJ Linux - Software 1 04-01-2005 08:10 AM
Red Hat magazine disks - problem loading updates Clever Nickname Red Hat 0 04-24-2004 04:40 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:47 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration