Re: [PARPORT] Installation from par.port CDROM

Grant R. Guenther (
Mon, 16 Mar 1998 13:57:36 -0500 (EST)

> does somebody know if it is possible to install RedHat 4.2 from a
> CDRom-Drive connected to the parallel port?

The short answer is yes.

The longer answer requires more information. In particular, we
need to know what kind of drive you have, and in particular what
the parallel port adapter chip is.

Go to and see if you can find any
clues about the device you have. If it is supported by the PARIDE
drivers, it would be possible to make a boot disk for your RedHat CD.

Of course, you'll have to get somebody to help you build the boot disk.

Grant R. Guenther

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