Re:Re: [PARPORT] Installation from par.port CDROM

Gerhard Anslinger (
17 Mar 1998 00:30:16 +0100

Hi all,

thx for answers to my question first,

>Hi Gerhard.
> > does somebody know if it is possible to install RedHat 4.2 from
> > a CDRom-Drive connected to the parallel port?
>It's certainly possible - a frind of mine did just that.
> > If yes, what do I have to do ?
>Basically hope that there's an installation kernel available
>somewhere with the driver for your CD-ROM compiled in, or
>alternatively get hold of the details and get somebody to build
>one for you...
so making a kernel with the paride driver built in (on another system),
and copying this kernel to a boot/installation (one that can be prepared
from the cdrom) disk won't work ?

I'm asking because how does the installation programm know that it should
install linux ... !?


Mit freundlichen Gruessen / with kind regards

Gerhard Anslinger

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