[PARPORT] Re: RH 6, Backpack CD, & problems with Bill Nottingham's Boot Disk.

Bill Nottingham (notting@redhat.com)
Sun, 5 Dec 1999 00:15:58 -0500

Eric (lateknight@sprint.ca) said:
> Hi. Im new to the list. I have an old Thinkpad 701C DX4 100 with 350 megs
> hd and 16 meg ram. I have an old Backpack 164550 cd player. It has a 10 meg
> MS-Dos partition. I'm trying to install Red Hat 6, but when I use Bill
> Nottingham's boot disk I get:
> loading initrd.img....
> boot failed

I'm assuming you tried at least a couple floppies? I've seen this
before with bad media.

> When I boot with the boot disk that comes with Red Hat, I get as far as
> picking my CD drive (backpack) and then it can't auto-detect it.
> I tried pd.drive0=0x378,7 as an argument but it didn't work.

Yeah, it won't work with the general install image at all.


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