Those boot disks worked flawlessly, and I was able to install
Redhat 9 using the parallel-port Backpack CD-Rewriter.
Unfortunately, my 133MHz/40MB RAM laptop is not up to
the task of running Redhat 9, the performance is awful.
I performed the test earlier than expected, sine I ran into a
problem on Redhat 7.1, where trying to load the pcd module
produced an error "module parprt_lowlevel could not be found".
I did some research, and some folks were able to alias to parport_pc,
but I never ran into this issue in the past. Since I need to revert to RH
7.1 on this laptop to achieve reasonable performance, I would appreciate
any information as to what I might have done wrong when building the
kernel. As far as I can remember, I did not have any such issues when
installing 2 years ago,
>From: Al Crowley <email@example.com>
>To: Tim Waugh <firstname.lastname@example.org>, email@example.com
>Subject: Re: [PARPORT] PARIDE boot disk for Red Hat Linux 9
>Date: Thu, 02 Oct 2003 08:35:21 -0500
>Thank you Tim. I will give this a try as well with various
>Backpack's and let you know how it works.
>Al Crowley, Technical Support Assistant Manager
>tech phone: 815.754.4500 (M-F 8-5 CT)
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