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Iam not able to install linux 5.0

By madhu_achanta ·
I am not able to install Linux RHEl server 5.0. its asking for driver disk image. if i select that its will show floppy(fd0) and Sda(hard disk)
wats the problem. please help me to solve this problem.

my pC config..
core 2duo , 2GB DDR2,Sata hard disk.

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You need SATA drivers

by jmgarvin In reply to Iam not able to install l ...
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one more bit

by Jaqui In reply to You need SATA drivers

he needs them on a drivers disk, which would be a floppy disk

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Is it possible?

by $$$$$$$$$$ In reply to one more bit

Is it possible, on a system having two optical drives, to leave the system install disc in while installing drivers on the other? I think I tried this once a few years ago, before I knew enough to make any real trouble, and it did not work. But I'm not sure I'm remembering correctly, and I'm just barely curious about it at all. I'm having no end of "fun" with xorg.conf recently.

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most installers

by Jaqui In reply to Is it possible?

are configured to use the floppy drive for drivers.
some will let you pick a specific device, if you booted into expert mode.

so yes, it's possible, but it isn't an easy task.

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boot time loadable drivers

by jdclyde In reply to one more bit
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Doesn't RHE come with support?

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Iam not able to install l ...

I though Red Hat supported it's Enterprise products. Have you tried calling them?

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If he purchased the package, yes

by jdclyde In reply to Doesn't RHE come with sup ...

at least for the initial install. After that, it would depend on the level of support paid for.

It is my bet they did not purchase the package, so no support.

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Do you require Red Hat?

by Neon Samurai In reply to Iam not able to install l ...

It sounds like you might be installing a Linux based OS on your own machine. Does it have to be Red Hat for some reason or will any distribution based on the Linux kernel work?

If this is just for you, I'd recommend trying a few of these before jumping into an enterprise package like Red Hat.

Fedora - the desktop community version of RH
Mandriva - vary nice rpm distro
Ubuntu - the current media favorite

All should be available on liveCD so you can install.

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The nice thing about a LiveCD

by jdclyde In reply to Do you require Red Hat?

you find out about hardware compatability, real quick.


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RAID driver

by jdclyde In reply to Iam not able to install l ...

a lot of the motherboards have the on-board raid controller. THAT is the driver you need, betcha betcha!

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