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Red Hat Version 6.2

By teo ·
I have the following questions :

1 How can I create the setup disk ?

2 Which brand of network card is the easiest to install ? Do not has to compile kernel or module

Thank you

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by McKayTech In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

The command and syntax for creating the setup disk can be found on Redhat's site (www.redhat.com) by searching on "boot disk".
Basically, the command is dd yourimage /dev/fd0 with some command line switches.

I have not had trouble with any NIC cards recently but being somewhat of a cheapskate, I've become very fond of the RTL8139-based clone cards that sell for $15 or so. One such card is sold under the name TrendNet.

paul

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by teo In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

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by clifton_hairston In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

Hello there,
On your first question, the easiest way if you are just starting out on Linux to make your setup disks is to use the program 'rawrite' provided on the 6.2 CD. I wish I could tell you where it was but I don't have a 6.2 CD laying around anywhere. You can use this under Windows or a DOS prompt without any trouble. Just make sure you format the disk first. It makes things run a lil quicker.

As to your second question, you can't go wrong with 3Com 3c509B's or C's. They work great, the kernel does an excellent job of using them to their fullest, and with any luck you can find them relatively cheap. An added bonus is that they are very reliable.

Well, hope this helped a lil...
Cliff
IT Trainer

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by udaya In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

answering only the 2nd question:

The easiest nic's are the 16 bit ones. they do not need much effort on the administrators aprt and the kernel module is "ne".

hope this helps.

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by mutated In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

there are 2 ways to make a setup disk use dd (it does error checking) or just cat diskimage > /dev/fd0 (this has always worked great for me, infact you can copy harddisks this way to)
As for nics best drivers are for the DEC Tulip cards althought the 3Coms have great support to

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by Brian Lusk In reply to Red Hat Version 6.2

To create the setup disk, you use the RAWRITE command in the DOSUTILS directory on the CD. It will ask for an image file. Tell it ..\images\boot.img. Then it will ask for a floppy drive (usually A:). Throw in a floppy and let it write the setup disk.

3Com 3c905B-TX-NM 10/100 (PCI) cards have the driver built in to the kernel on 6.x, and don't require any IRQ or IO settings. They also are detected during the setup process, making them exceptionally easy to set up.

Hope this helps!
Brian Lusk
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