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Old 04-03-2010, 04:58 AM   #1
SanctaRosa
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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
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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
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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.
 
  


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