Re: [PARPORT] Linux Parallel

Grant R. Guenther (
Sat, 21 Mar 1998 14:45:13 -0500 (EST)

> I'm some-what new to the Linux world and I'm trying to install RedHat
> 5.0 on my laptop. I'm using my friends Backpack parallel CD-ROM to
> install from. The setup program that comes with RedHat 5 does not
> recognize my parallel CD-ROM. The only way I can install RedHat is
> though the external CD-ROM, so this is my only choice. I do I get RedHat
> to recognize my CD-ROM?

The backpack driver on the 5.0 CD does not work with more recent
backpack drives.

You can fetch a boot disk for 5.0 with a better backpack driver on it:

Use rawrite to copy this file to a floppy and try it out.

It is possible that you may still have some problems - please contact
me directly if you do.

Grant R. Guenther

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