Re: Install From Floppy and CD-ROM
> In a message dated Fri, 21 Sep 2001 9:22:56 PM Eastern Daylight Time, David Kimdon <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
> > It looks like for some reason the kernel didn't detect your cdrom. What
> > sort of cdrom is it? (ide?).
> It is an IDE drive.
Actually, saying it's IDE doesn't say much. Perhaps you mean its a
Have you tried saying 'hdc=cdrom' (or whatever the device would be) as
a boot argument?
> 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.
No, CD-ROM drives would come in as hd[abcdef] or whatever, unless I'm
> 1. What should I try so that the kernel can detect my CD-ROM drive?
Boot arg as mentioned above.
> 2. Otherwise, can I install this old copy of Red Hat, then install
> Debian (potato) in its place, and, if so, how?
Not really suggested.
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