Re: [linux-dell-laptops] How to get CDROM to install RH6.1 on Latitude CPx?
- Well this sounds more like you should be setting it up with the text
install rather then the Graphics install. You can supposedly do a
graphics install by typing "vga=792" or a similar number at the lilo
prompt. The problem is the standard graphics mode for the LCD is not
If you are at UT, why don't you find a friend who can download and burn
you both RH 7.0 cd's. You must have a high connection at UT?
> I am attempting an install from scratch, no dual boot. Settings are
> to read bootable media from floppy, then CDROM, then HD. Red Hat 6.1
> CDROM shows start screen with options for regular install, upgrade,
> expert mode, etc. After choosing regular install, the usual boot up
> messages scroll by, then nothing - the screen goes blank.
> I read in the installation manual about making a PCMCIA boot floppy,
> and did so. However, my problem is that the modular bay will only
> hold the floppy drive or CDROM drive, and it is not possible to use
> both simultaneously With the PCMCIA boot floppy, progress halts at
> the point where it asks where the packages are, and gives me one
> choice: the HD! Obviously, it is somehow necessary to be able to do
> everything from the CDROM module.
> I don't mind buying Red Hat 7.0 or even some other distro, but just
> want to see if this is a problem that's even been resolved in a newer
> version, or if some other measure is required. Any help will be
> greatly appreciated.
> Please post your X config files in the group links or database
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> Well this sounds more like you should be setting it up with the textThat solved the problem! Thanks.
> install rather then the Graphics install.