[LON-CAPA-admin] access server installation

Nathan Schoenack nathan.schoenack at ndsu.nodak.edu
Thu Feb 12 11:57:38 EST 2004


I'm trying to install Red Hat 7.3 to a custom built machine with
2.8GHz(intel), 2GB, Integrated Intel 865G board, floppy, 40GB HD, and
Samsung cd-rom too.

Anyway, I'm able to boot off the installation CD, but after entering into
the installer I'm asked if my cdrom is 'SCSI' or 'other CDROM'.  It's
definitely IDE.  So, I choose 'other CDROM' and it immediately prompts me
for a driver disk.  I made a driver disk from the oldcdrom.img file on the
installation CD.  The installer finds a generic IDE cdrom driver and it
appears to work in recognizing the CDROM drive, but then it says that it
doesn't see the installation CD.  Aaargggh!  (I also tried the drvblock.img
for the driver disk, but when I use that it doesn't find any cdrom drivers
that are applicable)

Has anyone seen behavior similar to this while trying to do an install?  If
so, what did you do to work around this?  Is this a hardware issue, or a Red
Hat issue, or both?

Nathan Schoenack
Lab Technician
Physics Department
North Dakota State University
South Engineering 220D
(701) 231-7047

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