Install without CDROM or Network Boot
harmic at gmail.com
Sun Jul 9 23:20:45 UTC 2006
Many thanks Ed, this did allow me to start the installation process.
Unfortunately that was not the end of my problems - although the USB
DVD drive was recognised OK, when it came to read from it, I got a
load of SCSI and USB errors from the kernel and the whole thing locked
up. Maybe this particular machine (with USB1 ports) does not like
having USB2 devices connected to it? The drive works fine on my other
PC, a late model HP with windows 2000.
I will now try a network install instead. Either that or chuck the
whole box & dice in the creek!
Thanks again for your help.
Regards // Mike
On 7/8/06, Ed K. <ed at hp.uab.edu> wrote:
> On Sat, 8 Jul 2006, Michael Harris wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to put FC5 on a Gateway 9300 Laptop. It is about 5 years
> > old and still has plenty of life left in it, except:
> > On the plus side, I do have a working Win98 installation in one
> > partition and a working Redhat 9.0 release in another. I plan to scrub
> > the RH9 partition & load FC5 on it, but keep the windows one.
> > I looked into using the 'smart boot manager' but found that it cannot
> > boot from USB devices.
> > Is there any way to start the installation either from the Win98 side,
> > or from the RH 9.0 side, reading from the USB CDROM instead?
> well, yes there is, I'm guessing that you have tried other options, so
> here is another one... copy these files to a directory under windows:
> uncompress the loadlin.exe.gz file to loadlin.exe
> Then exit windows, booting into dos, and run this command in the same
> loadlin vmlinuz initrd=initrd.img
> Its been a while, so look at
> if there the above command gives an error
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