Re: [PARPORT] Installing LINUX from a pp-CDROM
Sun, 6 Sep 1998 10:38:59 -0400 (EDT)

> I'd like to know if it's possible to install LINUX from a pp-CDROM
> (Shuttle EPAT IDE parallel port CDROM). I have the Red Hat 5.0
> distribution (i386).

It is possible, but not trivial. You need a special boot disk.

To make that disk, you need a running Linux system and some familiarity
with both kernel compilation and the way the RedHat installer works.

I'd expect RedHat to come out with a method for doing this fairly soon,
but as far as I know you have to roll your own at this time.

If somebody on the list wants a little project, I can give them the clues
on how to make boot PARIDE boot disks for RedHat, but I don't have time
to do it myself ...

Grant R. Guenther

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