On Mon, Feb 19, 2001 at 09:41:47PM +0100, Jean-Marie PIVETEAU wrote:
> Has anyone successfully installed Linux using a scsi cdrom connected
> to the parallel port via a Shuttle cāble? I have the RH 7.0
> distribution. I haven't found a way to natively install the OS with
> the floppy images provided on the RH 7.0 CD. I suppose I need to
> make a custom floppy. Is there a standard way to do that?
I _think_ what you're after is a PPSCSI "driver disk". I don't have
one of these CD-ROMs so I haven't tested it out, but here's an attempt
I made at a driver disk for 6.2. Due to the way the kernel patch
alters the kernel, a new boot disk is also needed.
Basically, the idea is that you build yourself a new 2.x.y-BOOT kernel
with the ppscsi patch applied, put the kernel on the boot disk and the
modules on the driver disk, add some extra glue files (described at
<URL:http://people.redhat.com/dledford/>), and that's that.
That's the theory. Of course, the difference between theory and
practice is very small, in theory, but in practice is often quite
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