Problem with floppy drive on 7500
- I am trying to install RH6.1 on my 7500. The install seems to go
(excluding X windows which I'll worry about later)but the floppy
will not mount and is not recognized. In fact, when it asks if I
to make the boot disk, I cannot eject the install floppy to do it!
Anyone else have this problem, or suggestions? As you can tell, I
start the install using a floppy rather than directly from the CDROM
so obviously the floppy drive nominally works.
I previously installed RH6.1 on my desktop Dell with no
fact using the same set of disks...
Thanks for any help.
- --- In email@example.com, mantares@p... wrote:
> I am trying to install RH6.1 on my 7500. The install seems to goMichael,
> fine (excluding X windows which I'll worry about later)but the
> floppy drive will not mount and is not recognized.
Is your 7500 "floppy" a SuperDrive, that is, an LS-120? If so, then
that's likely your problem. The default Linux kernels don't recognize
the LS-120. There's a kernel patch around somewhere on this group.
Check the archives or the ftp files.
Bottom line is that your best approach is to install via a bootable
CD, ignore the rescue disk part of the install, and then snarf the
kernel patch (unless the just-released 2.2.17 kernel has the fix;
does anybody know?), and rebuild your kernel with that.
If you have an 3.5" floppy, then I'd say you've got hardware
problems. If you have Windows installed (e.g., with a dual boot),
then you might check out the floppy drive that way.