I am trying to install RedHat7 Linux on a laptop (Mitac 4020) with 16M RAM +
486DX processor + 100M Disk. There is no internal CDROM and I don't have
PCMCIA cards, so I am attempting to install linux from a parallel port
The problem so far
After booting with a disk made from .../images/boot.img, the installation
after a line that appears to be something to do with a RAM disk. There is a
screen full of log messages that appear to be locating various bits of
Q1. Why is the installation hanging at the RAM disk stage? I will try
text" instead of just hitting return when I get home tonight, however I
like to know the URL that (in one page) gives *all* the available "boot:"
options, rather than spend an hour searching the web for answers through a
Q2. Does anyone know how to disable the RAM disk?
Q3. Is ".../images/boot.img" going to contain the parallel port support that
need to continue the installation from a parallel port CDROM?
Q4. Do I need to type in more command line parameters to the "boot:" prompt
order for the required parallel port support to be picked up?
Q5. What is ".../images/paride.img" for and why is it so small? Is the
installation going to ask for it at some stage or do I have to put something
the "boot:" command line to get the installation to request a disk with the
".../images/paride.img" image on it?
Your support in this matter will be most appreciated!
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