RE: [PARPORT] Trantor PARPORT SCSI M348 RH5.2 Install from CD-Mis sion Impossible?

BROWN Nick (
Thu, 8 Apr 1999 11:14:38 +0200

My first thought is to boot DOS (ssshhh, don't tell anyone), load the DOS
parport drivers, and do the initial install from there. Not sure how this
happens in Red Hat, but I use Debian which has good support for installing
from DOS. Once you have a base Linux system working, you could probably use
Linux parport for

Another useful way to try this kind of thing out is to get a mini Linux
distribution like mulinux or tomsrtbt, and check if your config boots. You
could then even use that as your install path; I customised tomsrtbt to add
my Plugger parport hard drive with very few problems, so I can now install
or run from my portable HD (1.2 GB, weighs about 150 grams).

|\ | o _ |/ Life's like a jigsaw
| \| | |_ |\ You get the straight bits
                    But there's something missing in the middle

Nick Brown, Strasbourg, France (Nick(dot)Brown(at)coe(dot)fr)

> Hello-
> I am both a PARPORT and Linux newbie doing my first install.
> I am looking for any comments from anyone who has tried Grant's t348.c
> and t348.h drivers with a RH5.2 install onto a DOS box (Compaq 486
> Deskpro 66M 8MB RAM 230MB HD). Want to use it as a firewall.
> I am trying to decide between:
> a)Install from CD-ROM via Trantor PARPORT SCSI
> b)FTP or NFS Install via SparcIPX on LAN
> I have cruised thru the archives. I don't see the Adaptec/Trantor SCSI
> drivers
> listed in the updated RH 5.2 boot disk at
> http://www/
> The 1000 page SAMS book I bought with the RH5.2 CD has only a few
> sentences each on ftp and NFS installs and devotes many pages instead to
> CD installs.
> I can't find anything on NFS or FTP install at the HOWTO site or the
> Linux Documentation Project. Searching dejanews, it looks as though lots
> of folks have failed with local LAN ftp RH5.2 installs with 8MB
> machines, citing RAM-cram with the network load.
> Any advice?
> Thanks!

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