If my memory serves me correctly, this is probably the same bug Tim found
and put in bugzilla when Red Hat 8 was released. There was a problem
relating to anaconda. Tim created new boot disk and driver disk images that
allowed RH8 to be installed from a Backpack. I can email these to you if
you want to give them a try?
At 08:11 AM 9/12/2003 -0400, John Miskinis wrote:
>FYI - In case you don't know, Tim found an anaconda-related bug yesterday,
>the Redhat 9 and backpack install disk, and put it in bugzilla.
>I'm pleased to have learned my hardware is not broken after all, and I was
>able to put
>RH 7.1 back on it yesterday, using the "linux text" install option., as the
>X server would
>only flash briefly, showing the 1st install screen, then disappear.
>In any case, I just wanted to follow up, and hopefully there will be a
>functioning RH9 disk
>in the near future. I still plan to put up a web site regarding the
>installation of RH9 on an
>IBM 560 series laptop. After spending many hours looking through
>and other sites recently, I'm sad to report that many people have had
>via the backpack. It's really a shame, since it is possible, and I consider
>the backpack to
>be a great device. People should not have to play musical distributions,
>and deal with the
>frustrations associated with trying to learn about LINUX, combined with the
>and often fruitless installation attempts.
>I'm hoping that the parallel port backpack is still available on the market,
>as I would like to
>recommend it as the "perfect" solution for CDROM-less laptops. I'm also
>at the moment, I would welcome any possibilites of receiving a commission,
>small, for backpack orders I generate!
>>From: Al Crowley <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>>To: "John Miskinis" <email@example.com>,
>>Subject: Re: [PARPORT] Has anyone been able to install Redhat 9 using
>>Date: Mon, 08 Sep 2003 08:29:51 -0500
>>I am not sure how much testing has been done, but there is
>>a new driver disc image located at the link below that you
>>Please email back here to the list with your results.
>>At 10:03 AM 9/6/2003 -0400, John Miskinis wrote:
>> >Hi Folks,
>> >I am now subscribed to this list. The archives only go to 9/3 it
>> >I apologize if someone has already posted info in the last couple days.
>> >I'm trying to install RH 9, from a backpack. I found a driver disk, and
>> >is not working for me. One time, I actually saw the bpck6 module try to
>> >load, but I can't remember what permutation of boot disk, driver disk,
>> >then the bpck6dd driver disk I used.
>> >In any case, I'd like to know if anyone else has been successful in this,
>> >I give up and revert back to RH 7.1
>> >Perhaps I am doing something wrong, missing a step somewhere, or my HW is
>> >broken :(
>> >Thanks in advance, for any and all information! (And have a great day)
>> >Oh Yeh, I'll be happy to create a web page for others, if I can get this
>> >John Miskinis
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