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Re: Install From Floppy and CD-ROM

It is an IDE drive.  I didn't see any evidence of the drive in the boot messages.  I also tried an old Red Hat boot disk and I *did* see a message about ide0, which I presume is the CD-ROM drive.

1. What should I try so that the kernel can detect my CD-ROM drive?
2. Otherwise, can I install this old copy of Red Hat, then install Debian (potato) in its place, and, if so, how?

Thanks again for your help,


In a message dated Fri, 21 Sep 2001  9:22:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, David Kimdon <dwhedon@dualmedia.fr> writes:

> Fri, Sep 21, 2001 at 08:50:05PM -0400 wrote:
> > I am using a CD-ROM which I have just bought and  which is labeled Debian 
> > 2.2rev3 i386, which I believe is "potato".  I created the boot disks using 
> yup, that's potato.
> > I am prompted to configure the keyboard, then to set up a swap partition, 
> > then a linux partition.
> > When I am prompted for the installation medium, I only get:
> > /dev/fd0
> > /dev/fd1
> > harddisk
> > mounted
> It looks like for some reason the kernel didn't detect your cdrom.  What
> sort of cdrom is it? (ide?).  Do you see any messages at boot related to a
> cdrom (either watch the boot sequence or use 'dmseg' from a shell).
> > 
> > Am I using the wrong floppies?  Thanks, again, for your help.
> It sounds to me like you are doing it right.
> -David

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